University of Washington School of Public Health
HIM Clerk/ Coder - Fairfax Behavioral Health
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: October 6, 2017
- Code discharge charts the day after discharge and finalize the abstracts to allow the bill to drop. Code 13-17 charts per four hours
- Follow up work with doctors or nurse practitioners for completion of discharge orders or for completion of queries.
- Correctly route newly assembled patient charts to physicians for signature or dictation.Maintain an accurate on-line discharge log of all charts being routed to doctors for completion.
- Re-file patient charts onto proper location on wall.
- Pull onsite charts or order charts from off-site location for re-admits and send to the proper unit.
- Provide guidance to physicians/licensed practitioners and facility personnel in completion of medical records, ensuring compliance with all laws, rules and regulations of federal and state agencies and within the Joint Commission standards for the quality of patient care.
- Maintain confidentiality of patient records and facility employees.
- Answer inquiries from internal and external contacts regarding information recorded in the patient’s medical records, within all departmental policies and guidelines.
- Notify the manager regarding any potential problems with record updates, maintenance and/or breaches of confidentiality.
- Perform other medical record support activities as needed and directed, including chart assembly, filing, maintaining patient log, downloading transcripts, release of information and other functions as needed.
- Demonstrate guest relations in communicating, cooperation and assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers, visitors and hospital staff.
Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Complete knowledge of medical terminology.
- Knowledge of and ability with computers and various software programs, word processing and database systems.
- Organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
- Skill in interacting with multiple individuals with diversified roles and perspectives.
- Knowledge of external review organizations (i.e. Joint Commission, Washington State Department of Health, Managed Care, Medicare, Medicaid).
- Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Customer relations skills
- Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.
- Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients and co-workers
- Ability to tolerate ambiguity, uncertainty and change
- Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.
- Ability to work as a team player.
- Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.
- Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures
- Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Understanding of therapeutic boundaries and ethics in providing care for mentally ill patients.