Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • 21-Mar-2018 to 31-May-2018 (CST)
  • Mayetta, KS, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled 
GRADE: 14
TIER: 1
DEPARTMENT: Health Center
SUPERVISOR: Business Office Manager

SUMMARY:

The purpose of the Health Information Management (HIM) Technician is to perform a variety of administrative duties involving greeter/receptionist, patient medical record processing, and clerical tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Creates a positive first impression for each patient, new or established.
  • Gathers accurate information by interviewing patients, generate new patient records, keying information using registration software, and obtaining signatures for each patient encounter.
  • Assist patients in completing forms to ensure accuracy and completeness for the patient registration system to include all services.
  • Verifies third party eligibility (ie: Medicare, Medicaid private insurance and/or veteran's administration).
  • Identifies Patients who do not have alternate resources and assigns them to the appropriate Patient Benefits Coordinator.
  • Schedules and coordinates patient appointments using computerized records to include scheduling, canceling, and rescheduling. May distribute schedule when/where applicable.
  • Prepares correspondence related to patient appointments and disseminates.
  • Explain financial requirements to the patient or patient representative.
  • Handles cash and other payments per established cash control systems established by the organization.
  • Assembles hard charts for patients when necessary.
  • Directs or escorts patients to appropriate departments promptly and in a courteous and positive manner.
  • Performs any additional reception duties to include but not limited to answering phones, taking messages, receiving visitors, filing reports, disturbing mail, assembling pre-admission forms, answering telephones, updating computer records, stocking duty station and surrounding area with operational necessities, ensures areas are kept clean of excessive debris, provide clerical support when/where needed and other related duties.
  • Receives, reviews and processes all incoming/outgoing Release of Information Authorizations via mail, fax, email, phone or in-person from patients, hospitals, attorneys, medical audits, and other undefined requests. Notates authorization activity within Resource Patient Management System (RPMS), GUI and/or anywhere specified.
  • Perform patient's Personal Health Records (PHR) and RPMS DIRECT Messaging registration by following PHR registration procedure (i.e. Identity Vetting, IHS-810 Form), completing PHR registration process and providing Tier 1 and Tier 2 support when necessary.
  • Responsible for managing patients' and personal representatives' access to their PHR account.
  • Patient identity proofing and linking or unlinking patient's record accounts.
  • Responsible for notifying PHR administrator to remove or terminate account when requested.
  • Facilitator of PHR secure messages (message agent): receive, distribute, and respond to secure messages.
  • Review, identify and sort inside and outside medical records.
  • Scan records into the electronic medical records system.
  • Reproduce electronic copies of all medical records.
  • Performs quality assurance functions on the scanned electronic files.
  • Frequently the subject matters with others can be controversial requiring persuasive techniques, poise, and a positive-respectful attitude within and outside the facility, attorneys, insurance agents, patients, providers, relatives, general public, etc.
  • May be cross-trained for other duties of the department/health facility needs.
  • Works cooperatively within the office,Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies, as needed
  • All other duties as assigned. 

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Two years medical records experience.
  • Must be available to work the assigned schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00A-4:30P.
  • Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier/scan machine.
  • Must possess professional work ethics/morals, manner, and appearance.
  • Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing.
  • Must be dependable, punctual, accountable and honest in order to meet the needs of the department and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidence by positive employment references from previous and current employer 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in Medical Coding/Billing, Health Information, Health Care, or similar field.
  • Three to four years in medical records.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Three to four years' working with Electronic Health Record (EHR), Resource Patient Management System (RPMS), VISTA Imaging 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:                                             

  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public
  • Ability to maintain high level of privacy and confidentiality of individuals and families.
  • Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to filing, typing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,
  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment
  • Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline oriented environment
  • Attend out-of-state/out-of-town training periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.
  • Exposure to illnesses, diseases and cytotoxic medications.
  • Daily vicarious exposure to other's physical and emotional trauma experiences can have severe and lasting effects on workers.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; be able to reach overhead; be able to work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time; be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; and be able to frequently lift 20 pounds of weight throughout the assigned workday. 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Background Investigation with adjudication 
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening 

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
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