LifePoint Behavioral Health is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented Health Information Management (HIM) Manager tojoin the team at Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital, a 150-bed free standing hospital opening in August in Holyoke, MA. Lifepoint offers a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, and professional development opportunities so you can focus on what really matters ¿ providing quality patient care. Do not miss the opportunity to join our team and build a career that touches lives.
The Health Information Management Manager is responsible for directing the activities of the Health Information Management Services Department in the management and maintenance of all patient medical records information, ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations and The Joint Commission standards. Coordinates the implementation of operating policies and procedures, and participates in operational planning. May handle data storage and retrieval, abstracting, and statistical input.
Essential Functions: (Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).
·Recommends, implements and maintains policies and procedures for continuing quality improvement of the departmental operations, record maintenance, control, security, and computer system.
·Codes a range of medical, patient care, and/or investigatory/forensic data; trains and supervises staff in coding procedures.
·Maintains record indexes and storage and retrieval systems.
·Abstracts and retrieves medical data used for evaluation, planning of research, in health care, health-related programs, and/or medical investigations.
·Maintains, recommends, implements procedures to ensure the safekeeping of medical records and the return of all material to outside agencies when necessary.
·Responds to inquiries from physicians, staff, and outside agencies and/or individuals regarding medical records, x-rays, slides, and/or specimens.
·Attends meetings and workshops, and participates on committees, as assigned.
·Responds to inquiries and researches and resolves problems related to transactions handled by the unit; serves as liaison with other constituencies in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
·Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
·Assists in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitors expenditures.
·Bachelor¿s Degree in Information Management or a combination of Bachelor¿s Degree in Healthcare Administration or equivalent and experience in a Health Information Management environment. Master¿s Degree preferred.
·Certification accreditation as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registerd Health Information Technician RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA).
·A minimum of five (5) years leadership experience in information management, including at least 2 years in a supervisory role with direct experince in a psychiatric hospital setting preferred. Experience with supervision, hiring, and evaluations. Previous experience in electronic medical record environment with thorough knowledge of medical records coding and medical terminology.
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