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UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UW Medicine - Health Information Management has an outstanding opportunity for a full - time (100%) HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN 2 at Harborview Medical Center. Under general supervision, the individual in this position will utilize training and knowledge of department scanners, computer systems, and forms throughout the medical center to handle technical and medical information in a variety of formats.
General Duties: Perform regular maintenance on both types of department scanners; trouble shoot scanner problems by determining the appropriate method to fix the problem, or who to contact when problems arise.
Follow legal and department guidelines when documents are requested; assuring the required documentation is complete and confidentiality and security statements are signed.
Verify correct patient identity using the Cerner computer system; apply knowledge of indexing system used through the PC (Profile Program) to verify correct patient, patient number, form indexing, acceptable images and update scanned reports.
Use powerchart, mindscape, chart tracking and paper records to handle technical and medical information, including daily maintenance, processing, filing, retrieving, printing and purging of imaged and paper records.
Work with physicians, medical center staff and external users on special projects; provide accurate information concerning the program specialty utilizing knowledge of the department organization and individual unit functions.
Serve as backup to the Lead in their absence; apply knowledge of forms throughout medical center to work closely with the Lead on form changes.
Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities of the Health Information Technician 1.
Assist with the auditing process; verifying the quality of work performed.
Assist the Health Information Manager with special projects as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: High School graduation or equivalent and two years of experience in the program area; OR Equivalent education/experience/training.
DESIRED: 2 years of experience in medical records. Computer experience in data entry and word processing. Medical Terminology preferred.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Manual dexterity to use mouse and/or keyboard for speedy, accurate, repetitive data retrieval. Able to sit for sustained periods of time at computer terminal, and lift boxes of paper, changes printer paper, and interpret error codes. Visual acuity to read and accurately interpret written printed and imaged data on paper, CRT at sufficiently rapid pace to maintain workflow standards. Able to walk, stand for long periods, climb stairs, push loaded carts, or carry files for delivery and/or pick up throughout the medical center and the Patricia Steele Building.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.