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Health Information Coder - Temporary Full-time (12-18 months)(2019-141)


Choose Collingwood General & Marine Hospital:

Explore a role with Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) and live your ideal lifestyle. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, you have the opportunity to enjoy the 4-season recreational community.

CGMH is a 70-bed facility serving more than 60,000 permanent residents and 3.5 million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview and the Blue Mountains. CGMH is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery). In addition, CGMH provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery. The Hospital also provides outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. There are endless opportunities for families, adventure seekers, boaters, foodies and so much more.

Corporate Culture:

At Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, we are anchored by our vision, mission and values and guided by our strategic directions. If you exhibit the core values of CGMH; Inclusive, Caring, Accountable, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Adaptable, we want you to join us in providing exceptional services to our patient and their families.

The Opportunity:

An essential member of the CGMH team and Health Information Systems, as an expert in Health Information Management and leader in coding and abstracting with knowledge of PHIPA and release of information. Our team exhibits our Core Values of Inclusivity, Caring, Accountable, Respect, Excellence, Adaptable and Teamwork every day.

Qualifications:

• Graduate of an approved Health Information Management Program.

• Must be a member in good standing with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) and Certified with the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM)

• 5 years’ experience coding/abstracting with both DAD and NACRS

• Previous experience working in Release of Information would be considered an asset.

• In-depth knowledge of CIHI’s Guidelines/Principles, MED2020 Abstracting System and Microsoft Office Applications

• Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers

• Must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act

• Must have an ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in the English language in order to provide excellent communication with team members, patients and families. Ability to communicate in additional language(s) is considered an asset.

• Must have basic computer skills

• Must be dedicated to professional growth & development

• Must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position, which may include physical demands such as moving/transferring patients, pushing, pulling, bending, etc.

• Must have demonstrated excellent attendance/performance record

Preferred:

• Excellent organization and prioritization skills

• Ability to work independently and effectively communicate with other members of the health care team

• Health Information Management preferred

• Knowledge of Meditech Client/Server is strongly desired

• Experience in project management, and management of human and financial resources.

• Experience and knowledge relevant to information privacy laws, release of information and access laws is considered an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Using CIHI Guidelines and Principles, Ontario MOH guidelines, as well as hospital policies and procedures code and abstract DAD and NACRS charts

• Use the CMG and CACS grouping/assignment methodology to ensure data collection meets the standards met by the hospital, LHIN or Province

• Ensuring data quality and accuracy through data validation processes. Generates reports and queries, then examines the results to identify discrepancies in the MED2020 system to guarantee accurate data

• Communicate with physicians, nurses and other clinical staff on documentation issues that relate to specificity and accuracy of coding

• Meet workload standards as required for the specific HIM assignment

• Keep abreast with changes in coding practices, CIHI Guidelines/Principles and Hospital Policies and Procedures.

• Participate in Coding Quality Improvement Workshops, Seminars, and Teleconferences

• May provide occasional relief for release of information for non-circle of care requests

More Information:

Location: Health Records

Employment Type: TFT

Start Date: In line with the next hospital orienation

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week remote worker following departmental training. Please be reminded that as a Hospital, in order to provide the necessary patient care, our operations run 24/7. Therefore, depending on the program for which you are applying, it may be an expectation that you are available to work week days and weekends, as well as all shifts - days, evenings, and nights.

Wage: $28.06 - $28.41 /hour

Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, HOODIP pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program and access to CGMH Perkopolis discounts.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in joining our inspiring team, please apply online before 11:59pm EST on the posting close date by submitting an updated copy of your resume and cover letter in PDF or Word format.

Due to the volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised that as part of the mandatory screening process CGMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We encourage all qualified individuals including visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2s+ persons, and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace to apply. If contacted regarding a competition, please advise Human Resources of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.


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