• Health Information Specialist

    Company : Name Ecumen Hospice Owatonna
    ID 2018-13366
    Posted Date
    6 days ago(10/9/2018 4:04 PM)
    Administrative, Clerical
  • Overview

    Ecumen Hospice is expanding and is looking for a Health Information Specialist for its newest branch coming soon to Owatonna. 


    Ecumen Hospice is a non-profit, Medicare-certified hospice that has been providing life-honoring care in Minnesota for almost 30 years. We serve those who are experiencing a life-limiting condition and the people that are closest to them, through a comprehensive offering of services which include but are not limited to: physician oversight, nursing, social work, spiritual care, hospice aide assistance, music therapy, massage therapy, volunteer services, pet therapy, and bereavement care.


    Ecumen employees are dedicated to empowering those we serve to lead richer, fuller lives and we have been consistently recognized as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.


    The Health Information Specialist is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the clinical nursing staff in an assigned unit or station within a skilled nursing facility. Maintains the clinical records of clients in accordance with state and federal guidelines and professional practice standards.


    Essential job responsibilities include:


    1. Assembles and maintains medical record charts for all clients admitted to and residing on assigned nursing station.

    2. Performs transcription of physician’s orders, coding of diagnoses and secures physician’s signatures as required on all forms.

    3. Ensures that all health related information is appropriately placed into client’s medical record.

    4. Organizes and files medical records of discharged/deceased residents. Updates, copies and maintains medication and treatment sheets. Tracks resident census for Medicare and other reimbursement.

    5. Schedules appointments for clients either at clinics and/or with rounding physicians who visit the facility. Arrange for transportation and other needs for clients who have medical appointments away from the facility.

    6. Answers station telephone and appropriately direct calls to staff member. Maintains a clean, organized and safe working environment for staff working and physicians visiting the unit and ensures adequate stock of necessary supplies for operating the unit.

    7. Retrieves and disseminates health information (e.g. running and distributing reports) necessary for operation of the nursing station.


    Health Information Specialist

    Minimum Required Qualifications:


    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Graduate of a Medical Secretary or Health Unit Coordinator program, or equivalent knowledge, to include medical terminology, coding and transcription
    • Up to 3 years of related experience
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
    • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, Resident’s Bill of Rights, HIPAA, OSHA, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, Right to Know, and MSDS


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Prior experience working with seniors
    • Experience with electronic medical records systems

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


    We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.


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