Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Faculty Practice Plan. The position is located at the Cancer Research Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is responsible for the overall direction of health information management, including the development, implementation and enforcement of health information policies and procedures. Position will also assist in achieving compliance with all health information privacy-related regulations. The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of health information management (HIM) practices, health information applications, and Federal, State and local laws related to HIM.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs the health information management function and centralized health information management staff. Provides leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for all aspects of health information management.
Safeguards the integrity of health information by overseeing chart correction functionality, monitoring record completion, participating in documentation governance and facilitating the centralized identity management process.
Manages the release of protected health information across the entire University in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Federal Laws, State Laws and organizational policies.
Oversees and provides direction to the health information component of the Faculty Practice Plan’s data archival solution for paper and electronic protected health information.
Develops, implements and enforces health information management policies and procedures on release of information, record completion, chart correction, information storage and retrieval, and record retention.
Ensures compliance with a patient’s rights under the HIPAA Regulation; specifically a patient’s right to access medical records, request an amendment to medical records and request a restriction of disclosures of protected health information.
Establishes and maintains an organizational structure for the management of forms and serves as the leader of the Faculty Practice Plan Forms Committee.��
Participates in institutional wide committees that rely on health information including serving as the University’s representative on the Epic Documentation Governance Committee and Epic HIM Operation Committee.�
Serves as the Health Information Management expert for all clinical functions and initiatives.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management; an equivalent combination of education and Health Information Management experience equaling greater than 5 years may be substituted.
Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator.
Master's degree specializing in healthcare or business.
Previous experience in an academic medical setting, familiarity with Epic applications, and supervisory experience preferred.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, robust analytical, organizational, research and collaborative problem-solving skills; superior sense of judgment, confidentiality and discretion.
Comprehensive knowledge of health information management (HIM) practices, health information applications, and Federal, State and local laws related to HIM.
The hiring range for this position is $71,323 - $92,789 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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