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HIM Specialist 2
St. Charles Health System

Location: Bend, Oregon
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function:
HIM Specialist
Job Type:


OUR VISION:               Creating America’s healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION:            In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES:             Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Health Information Management Departments at St. Charles Health System, provides many services to our multi-hospital organization including: prepping, scanning and indexing, physician deficiency analysis, release of information, medical record maintenance, facility and profee coding, and medical transcription.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The St. Charles Health System’s HIM Specialist II is an advanced level position, responsible for working with a variety of internal and external customers on behalf of St. Charles Health System patients to ensure timely and accurate management of confidential health information.  You may be responsible for the following work functions set forth in Joint Commission guidelines, State and Federal Regulations. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.

Job Description


Professionally answers inbound department phone calls and responds to requests politely and promptly.

Provides excellent customer service by being attentive and respectful; ensures understanding of customer request and follows-through as promised. Helps resolve customer service matters in a polite manner.

Prioritizes release of information requests, retrieves medical records from active and inactive and interdepartmental locations, electronically tracks and delivers records in accordance with established procedures.

Handles all Release of Information requests and inquiries for patient health information whether received via mail, fax, phone or in-person.  Verifies the patient identity and confirms that the authorization is valid.  Ensures the requesting party has a legal right to request a patient’s protected health information.

Protects the confidentiality of medical record information as required by hospital and Federal/State regulations.

Reviews and analyzes the electronic medical record for completeness and accuracy following departmental and regulatory guidelines.

Flags deficient items to the attention of the provider and assists providers with questions regarding deficiencies.

May provide training and act as a subject matter expert.

May prep, scan and index medical record documentation.

Assists in Medical Record Department Quality processes.

Participates in continuous quality improvement for medical record documentation.

Recommends process improvements to supervisor based on experience with all aspects of HIM positions.

Covers for all HIM positions during absences.

Ensures each record is maintained in a neat, organized and legible format.

Has knowledge of Oregon Retention Laws for determining what records will be maintained and destroyed.

Accurately assesses stored records annually and determines which records can be destroyed per Oregon Administrative Rules. OAR 333-505-0050(14)

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.






Required Qualifications


Required: If the caregiver has a RHIT Certification; then this position will require the caregiver to maintain required educational credits (CE) through AHIMA.

Preferred: A valid Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification

Education Qualifications


Required:  Associate Degree in Health Record Technology or 2 years equivalent work experience in related field may be substituted for education with High School diploma or GED.


We offer excellent medical, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan with a 6% match, a wellness program and MORE! Please click on the link to explore this position and benefits!

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Posted: October 28, 2021 at 6:25 PM
Post ID: 63924

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