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Health Information Coordinator I, Student Wellness Center, UNLV Student Wellness – Student Health Information Management
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Work Setting: Educational Institution
Job Function:
HIM Specialist
Job Type:


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
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The University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.
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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Health Information Coordinator I, Student Wellness Center, UNLV Student Wellness – Student Health Information Management [R0134899]
The primary purpose of this position is to support the Student Wellness Center (SWC) to maintain daily healthcare and mental healthcare operations for the UNLV community. The duties and responsibilities of this position include ensuring the privacy and security of medical records originated in and received by SWC in accordance with HIPAA, federal, and state guidelines as they apply to Protected Health Information in conjunction with FERPA regulations specific to university students. The HICI has the primary responsibility for coordinating the systematic storage, maintenance, retrieval, retention and release of health information for a comprehensive medical/clinical records system in compliance with applicable standards and licensing requirements, regulations, policies and procedures. The HICI maintains records and patient confidentiality in accordance with rights to privacy and related laws and regulations; control access to records and authorize release of information according to legal, facility and regulatory requirements; release information upon receipt of properly executed consent agreements or court orders; and protect patient identity when preparing reports for legal, licensing, or certifying agencies. The HICI requests and enters health information received from external sources to maintain complete and accurate medical records. The HICI performs administrative support duties related to medical office activities such as scheduling appointments and transcribing information as needed.
This is a unique opportunity to work within a dynamic and integrated team that offers comprehensive wellness services to a diverse population on UNLV’s Maryland Parkway campus, as well as at the Las Vegas Medical District. This is a full-time, on-site,12-month position.
The Student Wellness Center at UNLV includes the Student Health Center, Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Behavioral Health, and the Faculty and Staff Treatment Center.
The HICI will:
• Ensure security of patient records utilizing the Student Wellness Center electronic health record (EHR) program
• Ensure privacy and confidentiality of all patient information according to HIPAA, FERPA, state, and federal guidelines
• Participate in onboarding, peer review, and reaccreditation activities
• Follow record retention and destruction guidelines according to established policies
• Process requests for information (ROI) for copies of medical/mental health information, make determination for validity of authorization, check for HIPAA elements, then process request according to HIM P&P and document in EHR.
• Follow test orders and referrals to specialists and the emergency room and request records when complete.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent, one semester-length course in basic medical terminology and two years of experience in the medical records department of an inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, mental health clinic, large multi-specialty medical practice, facility for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or free standing clinic which included initiating and maintaining medical/clinical records; releasing information in accordance with established laws, rules and regulations; maintaining confidentiality; and working with staff, patients and the general public; OR one year of experience as a Health Information Coordinator Trainee in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
All candidates must pass a background screening.
In addition, CPR certification is a requirement of employment at the Student Wellness Center.
This position is considered a healthcare worker and must follow the federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement by providing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver on file with Human Resources before their start date. Questions regarding the federal requirement may be sent to
Employees of the UNLV Student Wellness Center must be in compliance with our Employee Exposure to Communicable Disease (Prevention of) Policy. Any questions regarding this policy may be directed to
Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Grade 29 Step 3, salary 43,785.36. “Step” means the number assigned by the Division of Human Resource Management to identify a specific rate of pay within a grade. Per Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 284.170), salaries for initial appointments for classified positions typically begin at Step 1.
• Generous compensation packages, separate paid time off for annual and sick leave, and holidays
• Excellent health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
• No state income tax
• Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
• Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
• Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
• Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
• Employee recognition and appreciation programs
• Personal and professional development opportunities
• UNLV athletics ticket discounts
• Statewide employee purchase program discounts
• RebelCard discounts on and off campus
• Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost

Instructions for Resume Submission

Submit a letter of interest (cover letter) and a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. If you are a veteran, please attach your DD-214 or other applicable official documentation to your application as evidence of Veterans or Disabled Veteran’s status.
Attach ALL documents in the CV/Resume attachment section when applying.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The resume must have a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as a part of each job; applicants must demonstrate that they qualify for this position. Education (including High School) and experience must be clearly documented. Your application will NOT be moved forward if your application is incomplete.
This recruitment will close at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on June 7, 2023. Materials should be addressed to Search Chair/Hiring Manager and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0134899” in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

Apply Online:–Student-Wellness-Center–UNLV-Student-Wellness—Student-Health-Information-Management–R0134899-_R0134899

Posted: May 25, 2023 at 11:32 PM
Post ID: 79079

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