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Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Health Information Technician (Health Information Tech) in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Purpose of JobPrepares the medical record for completion and maintains the integrity of the medical records by collecting, preparing, scanning, processing, copying and auditing of the electronic medical record (EMR) in a timely and accurate manner.iiProvides excellence in customer service when responding to medical record inquiries in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements.Job RequirementsEducationHigh school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.Completion of medical terminology coursework within 6 months of start date required.ExperienceMinimum of 6 months medical office or healthcare related setting required.Customer service experience preferred.Skills/Knowledge/AbilitiesExcellent communication skills and customer service.Strong computer skills.Ability to open and navigate Microsoft Outlook, Work, and Excel.Ability to learn and work with multiple software/hardware products during the course of an average workday.Ability to use printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine.Ability to read, write, and comprehend various documents and reports.Ability to organize work priorities and meet specific objectives under time constraints.Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail.Ability to be a team player in a team-oriented environment.Ability to work with minimal supervision and independently.Must be able to travel locally to multiple sites throughout the organization.Physical RequirementsWeight DemandsLight Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.Physical ActivityNot necessary for the position (0%):ClimbingCrawlingKneelingOccasionally Performed (1%-33%):BalancingCarryingCrouchingDistinguish colorsLiftingPulling/PushingStandingStooping/bendingTwistingWalkingFrequently Performed (34%-66%):Fingering/TouchingGraspingKeyboarding/typingReachingRepetitive MotionsSpeaking/talkingConstantly Performed (67%-100%):HearingSeeing/VisualSittingiEssential Job FunctionsEssential Functions IiEmbraces/exceeds organizational expectations for customer service.Courteously greets and gives directions to patients, family members, visitors, physicians, staff, and other customers.Role models customer service excellence to meet/exceed customer service expectations.Follows organizational standards of behavior.Demonstrates good communication style and interpersonal communication skills with other departments, coworkers, and customers.Facilitates patient/customer requests for releasing personal health information.Maintains HIPAA compliance standards for protected health information.iAnswers multi line phone, and responds to customer service requests via phone, fax, or walk-in. iProcesses requests for assistance with the electronic medical record in a manner consistent with policy, medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements during regular hours and downtime events.Utilizes the electronic medical record system faxing to help efforts of eliminating paper.Supports Administrative Coordinators with patient, and facility requests.Checks fax machine for documents and voicemail hourly after hours to ensure all requests are handled in a timely manner.Serves as the expert for scanning to support the integrity of the electronic medical records (EMR) during regular and downtime events.Organizes and prepares paper documents via rounding on floors/department or interoffice mail for scanning into the EMR, as appropriate and by priority that benefits the department and patienta€™s course of care.All Paper documents/patient care records are scanned into the EMR within 24 hours of discharge, with the exception of Rehab records, while maintaining 98% accuracy. iServes as resource person to assist with physician, patients, outside agencies, and Administrative Coordinators on record retrieval and appropriate assignment of document types in the EMR.Audits the scanned documents in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to