The HIMS Technician complies, processes, and maintains records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. The position processes, maintains, complies, and reports patient information for health requirements and standards.
Job Code: 100153
License or Certification: - Registered Health Information (RHIT) preferred Education, Training and Years of Experience: - High School Diploma or equivalent preferred - Graduate of accredited Medical Record Technology College or vocational school preferred - Minimum three years of hospital HIMS experience preferred in lieu of certification - Knowledge of medical termination required - One year data entry experience preferred Machines, Equipment Used: - General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer, scanner Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. - Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds. Compliance: - Adheres to the company's Standards of Business Conduct. - Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable. Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. - Ability to work independently without supervision. Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure. - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Handicapped accessible. - May work under stressful circumstances at times. Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - Meets established attendance standards. - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge. - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster. - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.