Director, Health Information Management
An exciting opportunity to lead the Health Information Management department of a progressive and thriving rural health hospital. Work and partner closely with the Executive Team to ensure short and long-term initiatives and goals are met. Hire and mentor others, ensure accuracy of information resulting in successful organizational outcomes.

To manage the functions and personnel of the HIM Department ensuring that all functions of the department are in accordance with the philosophy and goals of the organization, and are within the requirements of all regulatory groups, external accrediting agencies and licensing bodies. Serves as the Privacy Officer for the organization.


Qualifications & Professional Expectations

 

Required

Preferred

Licensure

 

 

Certification

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

 

Registration

 

 

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Medical Record Administration, Business, Healthcare, or related field 

 

Experience

Three to five years of HIM experience  including competency with computer systems.

Healthcare experience.

Supervisory experience.

 

 

CORE VALUES

EXPECTATIONS

Integrity & Respect

  • Reports to work on time
  • Demonstrates good time management skills
  • Complies with attendance policies
  • Follows up in a timely manner
  • Supports good stewardship through effective use of materials
  • Provides proper and advance notice of absences/tardiness
  • Attends meetings on time
  • Responds to requests promptly
  • Addresses everyone appropriately; acknowledge and connect with others by smiling, making eye contact and using welcoming words
  • Recognizes the presence of others
  • Demonstrates professional telephone etiquette
  • Assist people in finding their way, and/or escort them to their destination
  • Only discuss confidential or sensitive information on a need-to-know basis in a private manner
  • Respect the privacy and dignity of all our patients
  • Show respect for the opinions of co-workers and communicate in a professional manner

 

 

 

Compassion

  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards and compliance with the laws and rules and regulations that govern the healthcare industry
  • Empathizes with patients, families, and co-workers
  • Responds to questions appropriately and timely
  • Listen carefully without interruption, giving others my full attention
  • Neither starts nor participates in gossip, rumors, or negative stories at work
  • Supports co-workers in times of need
  • End each encounter with a warm and positive comment and thank the internal or external customer for choosing our organization
  • Be sensitive to the diversity and preferences of identification and lifestyles in all interactions

Excellence through Teamwork

  • Demonstrates a team/collaborative approach with colleagues
  • Seeks win/win solutions
  • Provides help and support to co-workers
  • Shares expertise and knowledge with others
  • Demonstrates openness to learn from others
  • Practices effective communications
  • Volunteers for organizational committee assignments
  • Be a good team player by being open and honest with fellow employees and treat them with courtesy and respect
  • Demonstrate positivity and cooperate with one another by including affected parties when making decisions
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and build up the team by learning from failures and have a desire for ongoing improvement of systems
  • Maintain a positive image by taking pride in the organization, accept responsibilities, adhere to policies & procedures, and follow the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

EXPECTATIONS

Growth

  • Actively participates in organization's mandatory education and in-service training
  • Seeks to identify and suggest opportunities to improve organizational operations
  • Actively participate in the practice of Manage Up
  • Plans and implements new concepts of service to remain current with acceptable practices

People

  • Human Resource management for direct reports, including scheduling, time sheets, evaluations, discipline, professional development)
  • Trains and advises new employees to routine protocols
  • Takes on team assignments
  • Mentors new colleagues
  • Recognizes colleagues for outstanding work
  • Conduct regular department meetings
  • Develops, reviews, and revises the departmental organization structure to delineate authority, functional responsibilities, and lines of communication

Service

  • Flexible in response to unexpected changes in workload, emergencies, and/or departmental coverage
  • Ability to perform departmental functions needed to meet the needs of the department in the event of unusual staffing situations
  • Volunteers for community service projects
  • Always provide prompt and accurate responses to employee questions
  • Committee representation on Medical Staff, Medical Records/Utilization Review (MR/UR), Compliance, Quality Assurance

Quality

  • Directs, delivers, and ensures HIPAA training to all staff, volunteers, medical staff and business associates
  • Represents the organization on privacy issues with external parties
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Demonstrate strong analytical ability
  • Directly assumes the responsibility as the custodian of all organizational medical records
  • Develop and monitor an annual Quality Assurance Initiative
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures

Financial

  • Monitor and adhere to departmental budget goals, with explanation of any budget variances
  • Correctly documents use of departmental supplies and materials
  • Plans and institutes the most efficient and economical methods of records retention for the organization
 

About Versique

Versique is one of the largest recruiting firms in the Midwest and specializes in both consulting and permanent placement. With a valuable blend of functional, industry and recruiting experience, our award-winning team of headhunters has a proven track record of delivering exceptional talent acquisition solutions. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in it’s pronunciation: ver-seek.

Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.

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