HIM Coordinator - Baptist - #8236239

Ochsner Health System

Date: Sep 15, 2021
City: New Orleans, LA
Contract type: Full time
Ochsner Health System

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job retrieves and processes medical records for the clinic and hospital; researches, locates and processes requests for medical record information; prepares documents for scanning, assembles records, reconciles basic HIM reports, processes and forwards medical records for clinic and hospital requests; performs in-depth research to locate records and resolve day-to-day problems in daily workflow operations; and reviews paper and electronic medical records to determine if documentation is available for all and/or specific episodes of care for clinic and hospital visits

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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.


Required - High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred - Bachelor's Degree.

Work Experience

Required - 3 years of experience in health information management or related healthcare field

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Good understanding of electronic medical record (EMR) systems and commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within a health information management healthcare setting

  • Knowledge of the Joint Commission and CMS regulations regarding medical records

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work under moderate supervision and follow written instructions in order to interpret policies and procedures

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all work performed

  • Organizational skills and ability to work efficiently under pressure and sett priorities

  • Ability to travel throughout and between facilities

Job Duties

  • Retrieves and processes medical records

  • Researches and reconciles medical record documentation

  • Performs medical record conversion

  • Prepares documents for scanning

  • Supports departmental goals

  • Performs other related duties as required

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

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

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible

Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid

There is no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role

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