Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in related field and five (5) to seven (7) years related HIM and supervisory experience. Experience in a physician practice management or ambulatory care health care environment is a plus.
RHIA or RHIT certification is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Certificate in Health Care Privacy and Security (CHPS) and/or Coding (CCS or CPC) a plus. Master's degree preferred but not required.
Demonstrate continuous performance improvement in targeted areas of responsibility in alignment with the overall annual Hospital performance improvement targets.
Meets or exceeds financial goals and objectives of the department.
Identifies and analyzes design of jobs, work processes, work flows for department and implements appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity and efficiency.
Maintains departmental statistics on work volume, productivity and accuracy for all operational areas of medical records department and satellite offices. Attends standing Ad Hoc meetings in administrators absence.
Develops and implements department policies and procedures. Develops and oversees processes in the HIM Department: ensures that HIM processes and controls are evaluated against the organization's internal and external information needs on an ongoing basis.
Monitors productivity and quality standards according to department and organizational guidelines and monitors staff adherence to these standards on a routine basis.
Works collaboratively with risk management, department heads, IT, and HR to minimize the potential risk of privacy and security breaches, to mitigate damages if any, and to resolve related issues.
Staffs the Health Information Management Department sufficiently to provide efficient and effective services. Reviews and approves personnel matters pertaining to interviews, hires, and training for new employees. Reviews provisions for staff development, training, and orientations as prescribed by the organization and departmental standards.
Monitors, evaluates, appraises or disciplines employees' activities according to organizational standards.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.