Accredited Health Record Technician (Coder - CHIM - Certified Health Information Management)
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
Cambridge, ON
The Accredited Health Record Technician Team is responsible for analysis and assignment of Classification Codes for Acute Inpatient (DAD) and Ambulatory Care NACRS which includes; Surgical Day Care, Emergency (Level 1 & 3), Medical Day Clinic(including ALR) using CIHI ICD10-CA/CCI and provincial guidelines to ensure accurate and effective case groupings. This role is accountable to assist Release of Information Office to process requests related to Access and Disclosure of Personal Health Information, and ensuring compliance with legislative turn-around times. Other responsibilities include data quality and analysis, case weight monitoring, and verification of unspecified clinical information with physician groups for accurate data collection, submission process to CIHI and other reporting bodies. The successful incumbent will interact with internal and external customers in a professional and patient-focused manner and contribute by identifying innovative ideas to improve services and data quality processes. As a member of the Health Information Management team, the successful incumbent will practice and promote self-development and continuous learning. Must maintain strict confidenialty of all patient information in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

This is a full-time position to work days. The physical demands of the role may include, but are not limited to prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.

Skills and Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited Health Information Management program required
Certification with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) in good standing is required
Minimum 2 years of current experience for coding and abstracting and release of information is required
Proficiency with electronic abstracting and computer applications (Word and Excel). Experience with Meditech and 3M would be an asset
Must have excellent skills for case analysis and interpretation for ICD coding classification.
Must have an understanding and knowledge of grouping and weighting methodologies (ie. CMG, RIW, Complexity, CACS and ACW)
Ability to apply quality practices and standards to coding and abstracting.
Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure and show good judgment
Familiar with relevant legislative requirements for release of personal information (Personal Health Information Protection Act, Mental Health Act, Public Hospital Act, Freedom of Information Act, Coroners Act etc.)
Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills are required
Excellent organization and time management skills
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required

The successful external applicant is required to provide the applicable criminal record check, as requested by Human Resources, in accordance with federal and provincial legislation. Valid criminal record checks are in original format and dated with two months from date of conditional offer from CMH.