HIM Specialist (Health Information Specialist)

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  • ID#50341565
  • Address 99801 , Southeast alaska,


    Southeast alaska USA
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  • Showed23rd October 2023
  • Date23rd October 20232023-10-23T09:20:10-0700
  • Deadline22nd December 2023
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HIM Specialist (Health Information Specialist)

  • Category: Healthcare
  • Deadline: 22nd December 20232023-12-22T08:20:10-0800
  • Alaska

Xtend Healthcare is looking for a Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist. The position is responsible for performing various technical functions including record pickup, document scanning, indexing, and retrieval and filing of paper medical records. Processes Birth and Death Certificates in compliance with state regulations. This position will also provide clerical support within the HIM Department including performing Release of Information intake.



1. Performs HIM Specialist work as assigned as their major responsibilities:

Chart pickup on nursing units or clinics as appropriate

Scans paper medical record documents into the appropriate patients’ electronic health record

Indexes scanned documents and verifies the information scanned is placed in the correct patient record and correct encounter

Ensures appropriate importing of documents into the patient’s electronic health record

Files and retrieves hardcopy medical records as necessary

Provide clerical support as needed

2. Release of Information Intake

Routes requests for medical records, amendments, accounting of disclosures, patient portal received to the appropriate

Evaluates basic requests for validity and logs requests as appropriate

Processes patient walk-in requests assisting the patient to complete the authorization accurately and completely

3. Performs customer service activities.

Answering telephones of staff, patients

Assists staff and patients as needed ​

4. Record Keeping

Meets with patients while in-house to facilitate completion of the birth certificate worksheet

Accurately and timely input of birth certificate data in the state vital statistics system

5. Process Death Certificates in compliance with state regulations as appropriate

Receive death certificate worksheet in the HIM Department

Provide death certificate to the appropriate physicians in accordance with policy

Provide complete death certificate to funeral home or medical examiner upon completion ​

Answers phone calls related to the status of ROI requests


High school diploma/GED

Six months clerical or customer service experience

Experience working in healthcare facility and/or familiarity with the electronic medical records

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