Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical for more information.
The Health Information Management (HIM) Coder is responsible for creating hospital disease and procedure indices by coding and abstracting all pertinent data from Outpatient Ancillary, Emergency Department and Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery records. This position provides diagnostic and procedural information to the business office so that a bill for services can be generated.
The HIM Coder requires a high level of professionalism; therefore, effective communication skills are needed for interaction with physicians, physicians' office staff, hospital staff, patients and hospital visitors.
Attended an accredited AHIMA program or two years equivalent of college curriculum in coding.
A high level of professionalism and effective communication skills are needed for interaction with physicians, physicians office staff, hospital staff, patients and hospital visitors.
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