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Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist 3
Columbia Memorial Hospital

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


Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  

Job Description

Come join our team on the Oregon Coast!

Full time, Days, Shift Length: 8 hours

The HIM Specialist 3 is responsible for overseeing the accurate release of information functions of the Health Information Management Department including requests for records from patients, providers, attorneys, governmental agencies, and other internal and external customers.  Respond to subpoenas in accordance with state and federal privacy and confidentiality rules and laws.  Reviews requests to ensure they are HIPAA compliant.  Returns non-compliant request to the requestor with authorization requirements.   Provide notary public services for hospital record releases as required.  Responsible for general office duties including answering telephones and assisting walk-in customers with release of information requests.  Responsible for preparing records for Peer Review.  Responsible for submitting reports to the Death and Suicide Registry.  Responsible for ordering supplies for the department.  Responsible for recording and maintaining minutes for the department monthly meeting.  The ability to effectively perform all HIM Specialist 1 and 2 duties.

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Required Qualifications

Knowledge of /Skill/Ability to: General office skills including typing, telephones, Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel. The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Attention to detail. Type 40 wpm. Thorough knowledge of state and federal release of information rules and laws with specific knowledge of HIPAA requirements for patient privacy and confidentiality. The ability to effectively interpret and correctly apply HIPAA regulations regarding Release of Information. The ability to read and understand patient record documentation. Decision-making, critical thinking skills and the ability to work independently are required.

License/Certification: Notary public or obtain Notary public within six months of hire.

Education Qualifications

Education and/or Experience: Associates degree required. RHIT or RHIA certification preferred. RHIT or RHIA certification substitutes for experience. Successful completion of Medical Terminology class required. One year previous experience in Health Information Department preferred. General office practices and procedures and computer applications required. Professional communication skills and ability to multitask. Excellent customer service skills.


Generous Benefit Package:
– 100% employer paid healthcare benefits; very affordable dependent premiums
– 70% off on Hospital Services for you and eligible family members
– Retirement Plans with generous matching and profit share contributions
– Paid Time Off: Up to 28 days per year
– Shift Differentials: Evenings, Nights, Weekends
– Tuition Reimbursement
– Access to Hospital Gym

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Posted: December 10, 2021 at 7:07 PM
Post ID: 64890

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