This position is Full-Time, Exempt, and Benefitted
The Health Information Management Director (HIMD) is responsible for all functions of the department. Reports directly to the CFO and is a member of the management team at GMC. The HIMD will have demonstrable skills in leadership, management, interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, and problem solving. The functions of the HIMD include: financial management of the department, including budget development and ongoing evaluation; management of human resources; responsibilities and duties as a member of a multi disciplinary team; leadership as a mentor for staff members; strategic planning; day to day operations; procurement and maintenance of supplies and equipment, including purchasing capital equipment; contract maintenance; maintaining and developing policies and procedures; identifying and implementing performance improvement initiatives and evaluating effectiveness; and maintaining departmental regulatory compliance. The HIMD participates in, or delegates appropriate participation in, all performance improvement teams and work teams at GMC. The HIMD will have and maintain adequate physical and mental health to meet job performance criteria. The HIMD will demonstrate a code of conduct consistent with GMC’s mission, vision and values and ethical business practice policies and will act as a role model for all other staff members. Supervises all functions including record completion, discharge analysis, transcription, coding, abstracting, filing, storage, retrieval, and maintenance of filing systems in accordance with standards and regulations of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
Bachelor’s degree in medical record technology, RHIT and/or RHIA certification. Two years inpatient coding/DRG experience, thorough knowledge of physician coding. Medical record supervisory experience required. Knowledge of healthcare, hospitals, and clinics. Management and leadership experience required. Must work effectively with others, possessing tact, discretion, and diplomacy. Must be creative, adaptable, innovative, and be able to exhibit independent judgment. Able to effectively use written and oral communication skills. Ability to analyze complex issues objectively and accurately. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft office suite products and other information systems. Required skills: Ability to organize and handle details with ease. Understand computer, database applications.
RHIT and/or RHIA certification required.
Lifting: Occasional-maximum of 30 lbs. from floor to chest height, 1 x year. Frequent-none. Items lifted- box of records
Push/Pull: Minimal force required to push cart of records, 1 x day for 300 yards.
Carry: Maximum of 3 lbs. for 100 yards. Medical records and papers.
Computer: 95% of day, 20% mouse, and 80% data entry.
Fine Motor: High degree for data entry, manipulations papers, clips, etc…
Standing: Up to 1 hour at a time and 1 hour total in a day
Sitting: Up to 3 hours at a time and 7.5 hours in one day
Kneeling: Up to 1 minute at a time and 20 minutes in one day
Stooping: Up to 1 minutes at a time and 20 minutes in one day
Climbing: Up to 1 minute at a time and 2 minutes per day.
Other: Constant talking, hearing, and seeing to interact with staff, physicians, patients, and vendors.
Location: Inside. Minimal risk of injury due to proximity of moving parts on computer printer and typewriter. Minimal exposure to biohazardous materials.