Health Information Practitioner / Coder

Position Summary

Kelowna General Hospital is seeking casual Health Information Practitioners/Coders to join their amazing team.

The Health Information Practitioner performs technical functions such as coding, abstracting, retrieval of computerized data and processing of medical and legal correspondence. The skills and knowledge of the Health Information Practitioner support clinical research and provide the information for medical and health care statistics.

You'll love working within a friendly and supportive team environment, and will enjoy a stimulating organizational culture. The successful applicant participates in the quality improvement program of Health Information Management Services to ensure compliance with established guidelines, external regulatory and accreditation requirements and to ensure consistency of quality data for the organization’s internal data needs and identify, investigate and prevent violations.

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is responsible for providing medical and surgical specialty services to over 184,000 residents in the Central Okanagan and is a primary teaching site for medical students in the University of British Columbia's Southern Medical Program.

Shifts are Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 15:00, 08:00 - 16:00

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary from 0 - 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual positions and lead to regular employment.

Interior Health offers excellent benefits, the opportunity to maximize your skills! We are an organization that provides you with room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply today!

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

Qualifications

Graduation from a recognized program for Health Information Practitioners. Certified by the Canadian College of Health Information Management and eligible for active membership with Canadian Health Information Management Association.

Knowledge of protection of privacy and freedom of information legislation, patient’s rights to confidentiality and legal requirements for the production of records.

Knowledge of health information systems and database management, statistical calculations, and interpretation of reports from administrative and clinical databases.

One year’s recent related experience in a HIMS department of an acute care health care facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Comments

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01664821

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

HSA

Facility:

KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

OKR HEALTH RECORDS CODE

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER (OR DESIGNATE)

Hourly Wage:

$28.63 - $35.76

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Share this posting

Search for Related Jobs


* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT