As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to the company that gives you the resources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitive benefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!
Manages activities of the Health Information Management department related to the development, implementation and maintenance of health information in compliance with federal and state laws and generally accepted HIM best practices. Oversees activities related to documentation storage, imaging, release of information, transcription and health data analysis. Provides input related to HIM Operations and employee development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Others may be assigned.
Provides oversight or direct responsibility for managing the following operational aspects of the Health Information Management department:
-Release of Information -Medical Transcription Services
-Chart Completion -Vital Record Completion
-HIM Computer Systems -MPI Maintenance
-Prepping, Scanning, Indexing Medical Record Documentation
Manages staff and systems in defined areas to achieve appropriate staffing, resource utilization and cost containment objectives of the organization. Evaluates and prepares as indicated daily, weekly and monthly reports indicating production levels and utilization of employee time and progress toward meeting established goals.
Supervises, coaches and evaluates subordinates in daily activities and long-range goals. Provides the Record Maintenance Team Leader and HIM Technical Support Coordinator with the leadership, management direction, mentoring and support to ensure daily operational goals are met while ensuring compliance with regulatory compliance. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluating and termination
Works collaboratively with Ethics and Compliance and Patient Relations departments to investigate, take action on and resolve all complaints related to release of protected health information.
Establishes and administers a process for overseeing patient rights to inspect, amend, and restrict access to protected health information (PHI). Works collaboratively with applicable medical staff and organizational departments to review, respond to and resolve patient requests to amend PHI.
Coordinates approval of new forms through the Forms Committee and Medical Executive Committee approval process working with various hospital departments and forms vendor.
Works collaboratively with medical staff, departmental team members, and systems in achieving timely chart completion rates that meet Joint Commission, regulatory and billing requirements.
Develops and maintains policies and procedures applicable to scope of services supervised. Reviews and updates job descriptions as necessary to delineate current requirements.
Gives input regarding section needs in preparation of annual budget and monitors expenditures for budge compliance.
Performs other duties as jointly defined with director.
If direct report positions are listed below, the following responsibilities will be performed in accordance with guidelines, policies and procedures and applicable laws. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Direct Reports (titles) Supv, HIM; Spec, HIM; Spec, HIM Sr; Spec, HIM Lead
Indirect Reports (titles) Spec, HIM; Spec, HIM Sr; Spec, HIM Lead
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Strong managerial, leadership, and interpersonal skills
Requires an ability to initiate action, creatively solve problems, meet goals, and produce results through effective supervision of employees
Strong analytical skills
Effective problem solving skills with ability to deal with physicians, employees, and other hospital staff with tact and diplomacy
Knowledge of HIPAA and privacy regulations
Knowledge of healthcare laws, regulations and standards
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Computer knowledge of MS Office.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.
Degree or Certification in Health Information Technology or Administration is highly desirable.
5 years of supervisory or management experience in an acute care facility or directly related field.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties may require bending, twisting and lifting of materials up to 25 lbs.
Duties may require driving an automobile to off- site locations.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to travel.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work environment is at a moderate noise level.
Capacity to work independently in a virtual office setting or at hospital setting if required to travel for assignment.
Duties may require travel via plane, car, train, bus, and taxi-cab.
Expected travel would be within the designated Market and could be up to 35%
Primary Location: Tacoma, Washington
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905046011
About Conifer Health Solutions
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.