Columbia Memorial Hospital
CMH is a unique Level IV Trauma, full-service Critical Access Hospital located at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River on the North Coast of Oregon. We have proudly served the healthcare needs of our community for over a century.
Combined, our hospital and clinics employ over 600 caregivers, including a diverse professional medical staff with specialists ranging from cardiology to obstetrics. We have a fully integrated electronic medical record system and utilize the latest diagnostic tools and technology. CMH is HFAP-accredited and a Planetree-Designated Patient-Centered healthcare organization.
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.
Job Requirements: 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.
Licensure/Certification: Notary public or obtain Notary public within six months of hire.
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.