Dignity Health

  • Coder

    Job ID
    2018-50041
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    HIM Coding
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    St Mary Medical Center - Long Beach
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    LONG BEACH
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    Sun-Thurs 7-4 PM
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    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.

     

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Two to five years experience in ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding in an acute care facility and experience in using a computerized abstracting, encoding and database systems is required.
    • High School diploma and successful completion of college courses in Medical Terminology, anatomy and physiology and a certified coding class.
    • Attended an accredited AHIMA program or two years equivalent of college curriculum in coding.

    • Complete technical knowledge of ICD-9-CM diagnostic and procedural coding and CPT-4 procedural coding.
    • Must have thorough knowledge of anatomy and Medical Terminology.
    • A high level of professionalism and effective communication skills are needed for interaction with physicians, physicians office staff, hospital staff, patients and hospital visitors.

    • Pass the ICD 10 coding test.
    • CCS Certification by AHIMA

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Certification as Accredited Health Information Technician, Registered Health Information Administrator, Certified Coding Specialist or eligibility for any of the above preferred (Can be waived based upon experience and score on pre-employment coding test).
    • Familiarity with computers and the general principles of medical record science is preferred.

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