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Director of Health Information Management
Hospital District No. 1 of Rice County

Location: Lyons, Kansas
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function:
HIM Director/Privacy Officer
Job Type:


Hospital District #1 of Rice County is seeking a Director of Health Information Management to fill a full time position in the Medical Records Department. An Associate’s Degree in Health Information, RHIT Certification, and 5 years of supervisory experience in Health Information Management is required.
This position is full time. Competitive pay and excellent benefits package available.

Candidate is required pass a background check, a pre-employment physical, and a drug screen. HIPAA compliance is mandatory for all employees of the healthcare system.

Job Description

Job Summary:
Administers health information for the hospital consistent with facility policies and procedures and standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies by performing the following duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Directly supervises one employee in the Medical Records Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Reviews medical case histories; codes diseases and treatment procedures; files, withdrawals, issues, and maintains case files; and interprets and edits patient files and forms.
Supervises staff in preparing and analyzing medical records and documents.
Follows policies and procedures for documenting, storing, and retrieving information, and for processing medical and legal documents, insurance data, and correspondence requests, in conformance with federal, state, and local statutes.
Answers inquiries relating to information contained in patients’ charts.
Prepares and monitors department budget.
Analyzes patient data for reimbursement, quality of patient care, and risk management.
Serves as the HIPAA Compliance Officer.
Transcribes physician verbal documentation.
Coordinates Medical Staff Meeting and acts as Secretary at that meeting.
Prepares Death and Tissue Report.
Serves on Corporate Compliance, Quality Improvement, and Risk Management committees.

Required Skills/Abilities:
Ability to act independently and make decisions under stress.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Education and Experience:
Completion of Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management, required
RHIT Certification, required
Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in Health Information Management, preferred

Physical Requirements:
In a normal work day, may be required to stand and/or walk for 8 hours or longer with frequent bending and reaching.
Work is performed inside a climate controlled area.
Have visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.
Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with peers and employees.
Demonstrates kindness, courtesy and compassion to all patients, families, providers, coworkers, and visitors at all times.

Required Qualifications

An Associate’s Degree in Health Information, RHIT Certification, and 5 years of supervisory experience in Health Information Management is required.


Competitive salary and excellent benefits are available.

Instructions for Resume Submission

Send a cover letter and resume to or download and print the Employment Application. The application can be delivered in person or mailed to
Rice County District Hospital
Attn: Human Resources
619 South Clark
Lyons, KS 67554

Posted: January 12, 2021 at 3:06 PM
Post ID: 57379

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