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Med Records Dir HCC

PruittHealth • Augusta, GA

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Part-Time
Degree - High School
Other Great Industries
Health Care

Job Description

Description

JOB PURPOSE:   
Assumes authority, responsibility and accountability for the responsibility and accountability for the record keeping procedures and storage of all clinical records in a manner consistent with facility policies and procedures, professional standards and state and federal laws and regulations for long term care facilities.  Establishes and implements policies to ensure that records are complete, accurately documented, and readily accessible and systematically organized. Collaborates with Nursing Home Administrator to allocate department resources in an efficient and economic manner to achieve department objectives.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensures that all clinical records contain sufficient information to identify the resident; a record of the resident’s assessments; the plan of care and services provided; the results of any preadmission conducted by the State and, progress notes.
  2. Initiates and participates in the development of facility policies and procedure to ensure that medical records are complete, accurately documented, readily accessible and systematical organized
  3. Develops and implements record storage and retrieval system that complies with applicable record retention laws maintains accessibility of records.
  4. Inspects closed records for completeness. Systematically organizes closed medical records for long term storage. Reports delays in completing records to Nursing Home Administrator.
  5. Develops and maintain appropriate safeguards against unauthorized access and use of computer based medical records.
  6. Evaluates medical records forms and record format. Makes recommendations for change to continuously improve quality of facility records and record keeping practices.
  7. Evaluates, through record reviews of open and closed records, compliance with medical record documentation policies. Reports finding to Nursing Home Administrator and Director of Nursing Services.
  8. Develops and conducts educational programs for facility staff to explain and discuss documentation policies and practices. Provides training and staff development opportunities to ensure that staff can distinguish between confidential/non-confidential information and release information only in compliance with facility policies.
  9. Maintains, updates and distributes the lists of facility approved abbreviations and definitions.
  10. Provides access to all records pertaining to residents (including current medical record) within 24 hours of oral or written request of resident or legal representative. Makes photocopies available with two working days of request.
  11. Develops and implements safeguards against loss, destruction, unauthorized access or use of clinical record information including procedures to maintain confidentiality of all information contained in resident’s record and to obtain authorized consents to release information. Releases information without written consent of resident or legal representative only when required by law.
  12. Advises Administration, physicians, facility staff on applicable requirements regarding the control, use and release of clinical information. Advises Administration on ways to safeguard confidentiality of medical records of facility staff.
  13. Conducts periodic quality control assessments of staff implementation of medical records policies and procedures. Analyzes findings and develops, implements ways to improve performance.
  14. Collects and displays clinical data requested by Administration, facility committees, regulatory agencies, or accrediting bodies.
  15. Participates in the development of the department budget. Provides relevant financial information to Nursing Home Administrator regarding department financial needs and status.
  16. Communicates with Nursing Home Administrator on daily basis to discuss medical record and budget issues. Recommends to Nursing Home Administrator numbers and type of personnel needed to meet facility needs in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
  17. Actively participates in long term care survey process by instruction staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team.
  18. Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate. Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies. Collaborates with Nursing Home Administrator to develop responses to survey report as needed.
  19. Maintains current skills and knowledge through continuing education. Applies information to job responsibilities. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.



Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
High school diploma or equivalent.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
One (1) year experience as medical records practitioner in long term care facility.
 
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: 
None
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
Preferred current certification as an Accredited Records Technician. Certification as a Registered Records Administrator preferred.


Job: Administrative
Primary Location: Georgia-Augusta
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: 1st Shift
Job Posting: Apr 16, 2019, 8:52:17 AM
Job ID: 1903407
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