Health Information Manager and Coder

Kindred Healthcare – Tacoma, WA

Description

CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital opened the doors of this new 60-bed physical rehab hospital in May 2018 to serve patients recovering from strokes, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries, and other conditions. The hospital is a joint venture partnership between CHI Franciscan Health and Kindred Healthcare. When you come to work here, you will be joining an interdisciplinary team where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. The goal of our team is to focus on each patient as an individual to ensure that we are meeting their clinical needs and creating a fun and dynamic healing environment. Each employees dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazines Most Admired Healthcare Company for 8 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.
We are seeking a full-time HIM Manager / Coder who will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing charts for clinical pertinence and completion according to accreditation standards
  • Assigning diagnoses/procedures codes to medical records using ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Preparing daily inpatient census of all admits and discharges
  • Assembling and analyzing charts of discharged patients
  • Responding to all requests for release of information
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current trends and developments in Medical Records practices
  • Communicating with the professional staff in regard to agencies and governmental requirements, potential legal problems and record deficiencies
  • Supervising one Coder or HIM Assistant as the hospital s census grows and warrants filling this additional HIM position
  • Serving as the hospital s privacy officer
  • We offer:
  • Great team environment
  • Competitive pay
  • A robust employee benefits program that includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, identity theft and pet insurance as well as generous paid time off and a 401(k) savings program with matching contributions.

  • Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited program for Health Information Management and RHIA or RHIT certification is required
  • Two or more years of previous experience in HIM, ideally in a leadership role in a hospital setting
  • Passion for excellence in the HIM profession
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to consistently meet deadlines
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