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Memorial Health University Medical Center

Assistant Health Information Management Director

Savannah, GA, United States
Full-time • No Weekends
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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and growth opportunities. Your benefits include 401k with match, PTO, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flex spending both medical and childcare, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program.

Assistant Health Information Management (HIM) Director, Memorial Health Savannah, GA

Memorial Health is a 612-bed hospital in Savannah, Georgia. We opened our doors in 1955 and have evolved into the most advanced healthcare provider in the region. We provide the following:

Our hospital includes the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center and children's hospital. We are also home to the Savannah campus of Mercer University School of Medicine.

We serve 35 counties across Southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. In addition to our main hospital, the Memorial Health system includes primary and specialty care doctors and Consult-A-Nurse®, our 24-hour call center. We also have a major medical education program that trains residents in diagnostic radiology, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and surgery.

Memorial Health has earned local, regional and national honors. Our goal is to create a new standard for excellence that will not only serve our current patients, but also change the future of medicine.



Under the direction of the Facility HIM Director (FHIMD), the Assistant Facility HIM Director will assist the FHIMD with HIM operational planning, service level agreements, budgets, workflow processes, and internal controls. The Assistant HIM Director actively participates in the facility based unbilled management process and resolution of issues contributing to unbilled accounts. With assistance from the Regional HIM Director, the Assistant Director will provide FHIMD coverage when the FHIMD position is vacant.

In this role you will:

 

  • Assists the FHIMD with leading and managing facility based HIM operations and staff including, but not limited to, record pick up and reconciliation, release of information request processing, hardcopy retrieval of medical records, processing of birth certificate/paternity, document imaging (prepping, scanning and indexing), physician chart completion and unbilled activities. At times may assist in performing these functions.
  • Assist with the management of the hospital based HIM staff, including hiring, coaching, disciplining and counseling staff, and productivity and quality monitoring.
  • Participates in communication and customer service efforts with HIM personnel, facility departments, facility department and unit leadership, facility leadership and medical staff.
  • Assists with ensuring all applicable EHR and Computer Assisted Coding (e.g., HPF, MPF, Cerner, Epic, MEDITECH, 3M 360 Encompass) workflow queues (includes, but is not limited to, the Facility HIM  Department Queue, all Coding Pend for Queues, Review Queues, Unknown Document Queue, Cancelled Accounts Queue and all Wait for Workflow Trigger Queues) are worked according to established workflow policies and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively with Medical Staff and Facility Leadership to comply with standards and guidelines enforced through the hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws/Rules and Regulations (e.g., suspension of privileges) and assists with the facilitation and execution of physician notification processes regarding medical record documentation deficiency, delinquency and physician suspension.
  • Provides, and/or assists the HIM staff in providing, EHR/CAC record completion and medical record viewing training and education to medical staff members and to other clinical and ancillary personnel.
  • Secondary facility contact for external agencies requiring on‐site viewing of medical records.
  • Proactively manages, including corresponding communications and escalation paths, significant  issues in HIM operations (e.g., backlogs, turnover), status of projects, barriers and successes.
  • In conjunction with the FHIMD, serves as a liaison between HIM, coding and/or abstraction and Facility Administration, Facility Department Leadership, and Medical Staff Leadership, building and maintaining strategic working relationships with the facility and department leadership (working through specific issues, committee meetings, monthly updates, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Associates degree required, Bachelor degree preferred
  • minimum of one year of HIM department experience required, two or more years is strongly preferred
  • A minimum of one year healthcare management experience is strongly preferred
Certification:
RHIA or RHIT 

Parallon believes that organizations that continuously learn and improve will thrive. As one of the healthcare industry’s leading providers of business and operational services, Parallon is uniquely equipped to provide a broad spectrum of customized revenue cycle services.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA Healthcare, a comprehensive healthcare network where 265,000 people across more than 1,800 care facilities are all committed to creating a positive impact every day. Most importantly, as a part of HCA Healthcare we’re connected to something bigger, which means more resources, more solutions and more possibilities for everyone who walks through our doors. What matters most to our diverse and talented colleagues is giving people the absolute best healthcare possible. Every day, we seek to raise the bar higher, not just for ourselves, but for healthcare everywhere.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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