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Director – Health Information Management
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System

Location: Sarasota, Florida
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function:
HIM Director/Privacy Officer
Job Type:



One of the largest public health systems in Florida, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has continually evolved from its modest beginning as the county’s first community hospital.  Today, we are a full-service public health system, with two hospitals offering specialized expertise in heart, vascular, cancer, orthopedic, and neuroscience services, as well as a state-of-the-art cancer care center and a network of outpatient centers, physician practices, skilled nursing, and acute rehab.  Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota Campus is our flagship 839-bed, acute-care hospital.  Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Venice will open fall of 2021 and will feature 110 private rooms, a 28-room Emergency Care Center, 8 surgical suites, and a pandemic-ready intensive care unit.  Sarasota Memorial is powered by more than 7,000 staff, making us Sarasota County’s largest employer.

Job Description

Accountable for the strategy and direction of Health Information Management, including the Legal Medical Record, Coding, Scan Centers, Release of Information, Transcription, Chart Completion, Physician Notification and Suspension, Quality, and Records Custodian for court appearances. Knowledge of regulatory areas such as HIPAA, ACHA, The Joint Commission, Patient Safety Goals, Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules, and Regulations, Coding Standards and Guidelines, and other applicable regulatory standards. Develops and recommends goals, objectives, physician and patient satisfaction initiatives, and system enhancements in conjunction with organizational strategic initiatives.  Mentors and leads team members to produce positive outcomes.  Builds strong positive relationships with key individuals: physicians, patients, clinical staff, directors, administrators, and the Revenue Cycle Team.  Provides professional level educational and informational presentations to physicians, staff, management, and the Board.


Collaborates with Clinical and Business Systems and the Chief Medical Officer to grow and enhance a sophisticated and complex electronic medical record, driving physician and nurse satisfaction.  During the next year, this role with be leading the implementation of Hyland software to replace existing HIM software.  Assists the Executive Director of Quality Improvement to improve accuracy of quality reporting while maintaining coding standards.  Establishes teamwork with the Director of Risk Management/Privacy Officer to drive adherence to appropriate medical record access, system access audits, and response to chart reviews by regulatory agencies.  Manages Medical Record Committee in collaboration with the physician chairperson.


Ensures the following HIM performance indicators are met: discharged not final coded, delinquency rate, coding accuracy, release of information turnaround time, transcription quality and turnaround time, quality and integrity of the scanned medical record, and cost per unit of service.


Required Qualifications

  1. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with a Bachelor’s degree or a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years HIM management experience in a complex electronic medical record systems environment of a large, acute care hospital is required. Management experience at a large community hospital system with multiple locations is preferred.
  3. Certification in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) and/or background in informatics is preferred.
  4. Project management or large system implementation experience (HYLAND) preferred.


For your commitment, we offer the following benefit plans and options:


  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • SMHC Retirement Savings Plan: 403b
  • Paid Time Off
  • Child Care
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance may be available

Instructions for Resume Submission

For more information contact

Diane Settle at 941-917-1479 or

Email your resume today!


Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: October 11, 2021 at 9:37 AM
Post ID: 63374

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