Responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Health Information Management Department (HIM) in the capacity of planning, organizing, and managing electronic and paper clinical content, electronic data integrity, accessibility, use, and protection of health information. This position includes the operations of electronic application teams, project management, identifying work process improvements, implementation techniques and redefining information management practice while partnering with Executive Leadership to facilitate the goals and mission of National Jewish Health (NJH).
- Evaluates departmental system/process needs and aligns business objectives within the health IT industry.
- Analyzes, implements, reviews, and updates short and long-term goals and programs to achieve the goals and plans of the department and overall organization.
- Participates in the design and directs the implementation, control, and maintenance of electronic systems and the proper utilization of human resources necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the department.
- Participates with the medical staff in the establishment of setting standards for completeness, accuracy, and accessibility of patient electronic medical records, and dictation and transcription of summaries.
- Oversees the efforts surrounding quality control procedures for all application implementation and ensures the performance of operations and support while maintaining application enhancement and effective utilization by measuring and making changes to improve the effectiveness of the department’s quality initiatives.
- Responsible for coordinating depositions and arranging payment for attorneys and medical staff for expert testimony. Maintains legal status of medical information including confidentiality and patient accessibility. Reviews any relevant HIM issues with the legal department.
- Reviews and updates HIM policies and procedures as needed. Actively participates in Joint Commission accreditation proceedings by reviewing and maintaining standards.
- 8.Prepares and monitors department budget and allocates funds to accomplish objectives.
- Adheres to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) providing data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.
- Accountability - Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Build Trust - Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
- Collaboration/Teamwork - Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contribution of others.
- Build Strategic Relationships - identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.
- Managing Conflict - Dealing with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal skills and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand and develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when required.
- Impact and Influence - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance and ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior ro accommodates tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
- Informing and Communicating - Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Talent Management for Leaders - Clearly establish and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
Manager 25-35 employees
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Bachelor degree in Health Care Management, Health Information Management, or Health Care Administration required.
A minimum of five (5) years direct management experience in Health Information Management administration, or health care related field required. Experience in an outpatient setting preferred. Experience managing enterprise-wide projects within budget desired.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Registered Health Information Administrator or Health Information Technician required.