HIM SPECIALIST


  • Location: Tylertown, MS
  • Posted: Oct 10, 2019

Job Description


The HIM Specialist is responsible for assembling and analyzing medical record timely, accurately and correctly for completeness to ensure compliance within regulatory requirements; adds deficiencies in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for dictation, signature and/or completion, and tracking of the incomplete records. Monitors transcribed report ensuring it is imaged/stored in the correct account number. Responsible for the accurate preparation and scanning of all medical record documents for permanent storage and retrieval in EMR ensuring integrity of patient identification data and documentation. Responsible for Release of Information by processing authorized request from the patient, healthcare providers for continuing patient care, and to outside individual or agency in compliance with all HIPAA and Regulatory guidelines to protect and maintain the security and confidentiality of patient data and medical information. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to appropriately communicate and interact with the patients, families, and visitors of all age groups while being sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs. Performs other related duties as necessary.

Performance Expectations:
Demonstrate the aptitude to deal with multiple tasks.
Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change.
Demonstrate the ability to manage daily workload.
Demonstrate the ability to learn and follow various regulatory guidelines.
Demonstrate compliance with all principles of confidentiality and protecting patient privacy.
Demonstrate commitment to the organizations WE CARE mission and vision.

Education/Skills:
High school Diploma or equivalent required; associate degree in HIM relatedd field preferred.

Work Experience:
Minimum two years of experience in HIM Department working with Electronic Medical Record. Working knowledge of HIM Department operations including completion of medical record, Release of Information, and HIPAA guidelines. Clerical office experience with emphasis in good organization,
communication, telephone skills, personal computers, copy machine, and fax machine required.

Certification/Licensure:
None required.

Mental Demands:
Ability to perform routine, repetitive tasks on a continuous basis; follow directions precisely, pay
attention to detail; coordinate multiple tasks and maintain control of work flow effectively. Ability to
foster and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers including but not
limited to supervisors, managers, other associates, and other departments/areas. Must accept
responsibility and understand the importance of keeping any patient or departmental information
confidential. Ability to maintain professional demeanor.

Employment Type


  • Full Time

Forrest Health

6051 Hwy 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Opened: 1952

Phone: (601) 288-7000

Fax: (601) 288-7000

Web: http://www.forrestgeneral.com

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