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Health Information Management Director- Skyline Medical Center

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Job Description

The Facility Health Information Management (HIM) Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and coordinating Health Information Management (HIM) functions at the facility to assure they are in line with the global HIM Shared Services strategy. The facility HIM Director serves as the primary liaison between the facility and the HSC

Assist with the transition and business continuity of facility HIM processes from facilities to the HSC
Plan, prepare and integrate facility HIM processes with the HSC during deployment
Participate in key communication efforts with HIM personnel, facility department leadership and facility leadership 
Assist with technology implementation for consolidation of activities
Monitor against a HSC-specific business plan
Serve as a liaison between HSC leadership and the facility during deployment

Provide management for HIM operational processes tumor/trauma and/or other facility specific registries, birth certificate/ paternity papers, chart retrieval, and loose report filing.
Monitors facility HIM operations performance according to productivity and quality standards developed internally and documented in the Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Prepares facility specific reporting requirements.
Proactively manages, including corresponding communications and escalation paths, significant issues in facility HIM operations, status of projects, barriers and successes.
Assist in the development of strategy, specific goals, objectives, budgets and performance standards for the facility HIM functions.
Assists in identifying and implementing process improvements to lower costs and improve service to facility and SSC customers.
Oversees facility unbilled activities to include: physician query follow up as needed, collaboration with facility department Directors in monitoring unbilled reports and management of unbilled process.
Performs productivity monitoring and provides timely and consistent feedback to employees and the Operations Director.
Coordinates work assignments.
Serves as a liaison between the HSC and facility CFO.
May serve as the facility privacy official.
Coordinates training and education of HIM facility staff.
Participate in facility and Shared Services teams, committees and/or task forces.
Implement standardized policies and procedures, tools, resources, and educational materials.
Builds and maintains strategic working relationships with the facility and department leadership
(working through specific issues, committee meetings, monthly updates, etc.). 
Work collaboratively with Medical Staff and facility leadership to comply with the facility suspension policy (e.g. reporting trends, efficiently maintaining the suspension list).

Job Requirements

Leadership - leads individuals and groups toward identified outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services.
Critical thinking - actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication as a guide to belief and action.
Building and Maintaining Strategic Working Relationships – develops collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills in building, negotiating and maintaining crucial relationships. 
Building Trust – interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
Effective Operational Decision Making - relating and comparing; securing relevant information and identifying key issues; committing to an action after developing alternative courses of action that take into consideration resources, constraints, and organizational values.
Adaptability – maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; able to adapt to change in environment and/or circumstances with a positive outlook; and adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Initiative – independently takes prompt proactive steps towards problem resolution.
Managing conflict – dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. 
Energy – consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; sustaining long working hours when necessary; operates with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
Stress tolerance – maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.
Organization - proactively prioritizes initiatives, effectively manages resources and keen ability to multi-task.
Communication - communicates clearly, proactively and concisely with all key stakeholders.
Customer orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations. 
Facilitation – ability to facilitate small to large groups of people at various organizational levels for purposes of planning, problem solving, or strategy development.
Technical Skills – thorough knowledge of federal and state release of medical information regulations and medical record keeping requirements.
Policies & Procedures - articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures organizational policies,procedures and systems
PC skills - demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required.
Project Management - assesses work activities and allocates resources appropriately.
Coach, Mentor and Educate – provides timely guidance and feedback to help strengthen the knowledge/skill set of others to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
Work Independently – is self-supporting; not needing to rely on others to complete a job.

Undergraduate degree in Health Information Management or related business required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Equivalent work experience may substitute degree requirement.

Minimum 3 years HIM operations experience strongly preferred.
Minimum 1 year healthcare management experience (recent acute care hospital HIM management preferred).


RHIA or RHIT required


Job Snapshot

Post Date 6/2/2015
Location Nashville, TN
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Management
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 25622-85197
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