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Health Information Practitioner / Coder

Apply Now Job ID 1645133 Date posted 12/22/2021
Job title :HEALTH INFORMATION PRACTITIONER / CODER
Community :KELOWNA
Facility :KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a relief full time Health Information Practitioner/Coder.

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.

What will you work on?

Interior Health facilities provide medical, surgical and specialty services to patients throughout its service area. In this position the Health Information Practitioner will work with acute and surgical daycare abstracts.

How will you create an impact?

Data extracted from charts coded by Health Information Practitioners is used to evaluate delivery of services, 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.

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.

Interior Health offers excellent benefits and the opportunity to maximize your skills! Apply today!


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.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships.

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