Interior Health is seeking a permanent full time Health Information Practitioner (Coder) to join the Health Records team at the Kelowna General Hospital in beautiful and sunny Kelowna, B.C.
What will you work on?
Interior Health facilities provide medical, surgical and specialty services to patients throughout its service area.
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 will love working within a friendly and supportive team environment, and will enjoy a stimulating organizational culture.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for dedicated professionals who are passionate about Health Information Management, interested in technology, enjoy working with data and want to make a difference in health care.
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.
How will you create an impact?
Data extracted from charts coded by Health Information Practitioners is used to identify best practice, develop methodologies used to support quality improvement projects, evaluate delivery of services for quality patient care, as well as for strategic planning and funding, to justify increased resource use, public health surveillance, and research purposes.
How will we help you grow?
Health Information Management leadership at Interior Health is dedicated to providing a work environment where employees are encouraged and supported in the development of their careers, offering a variety of opportunities to support the development of interpersonal, emotional and professional skills.
Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.
We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
Live, work and play in some of the most desirable communities in western Canada and make a difference in the lives of others. Apply today and join our team!
Education, Training and Experience:
• 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.
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.