The Health Information Management Unit Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Health Information Management (HIM) Department of a particular site within the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). Utilizes experience and knowledge with the electronic health record, health information systems and healthcare applications, and with regulations and accreditation standards related to the management of health information. The Unit Manager demonstrates leadership skills, exercises judgment, uses industry defined practices and policies when selecting methods and techniques in problem solving, takes the initiative to make decisions, and is an advocate for change. Ensures clinical documents are securely transported from main hospital to the HIM Department for preparation and scanning. Ensures HIM and vendor staff follow legal, regulatory, compliance, accreditation, HIPAA, hospital/departmental guidelines and CCHHS policies and procedures and to assist and ensure that legal and Local Record Bureau guidelines are followed for record retention and destruction.
Location: John H. Stroger Hospital
Shift: 7:00am-3:00pm w/ rotating weekends
* Develops and oversees processes in the HIM Department by ensuring that HIM processes and controls are evaluated against the organizations internal and external information needs on an ongoing basis.
* Acts as a resource throughout the organization on Health Information Management and as a liaison between the Health Information Management department and internal/external stakeholders.
* Responsible for direct supervision in the absence of the supervisor.
* Responsible for In-service and Training Programs and/or projects as assigned.
* Responsible for solving problems for document imaging and release of information (ROI).
* Takes steps to actively transition from paper based health record to a fully integrated electronic health record and provides education and guidance to the clinical and clerical staff transitioning to the electronic health record.
* Processes and assists with audit requests (i.e., RAC, eQHealth, Insurance, and etc.)
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (official transcripts due at time of interview)
* Credentialed by the American Health Information Management Associate (AHIMA) as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) (proof due at time of interview)
* Three (3) years of experience managing health information staff
* Three (3) years of experience working in a hospital environment
* Proficiency working with Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint ( A test to validate proficiency may be administered )
* Five (5) years of experience managing health information staff
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
* Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
* Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills
* Demonstrate strong management and leadership skills
* Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize projects and tasks
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents bust be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 214620
About Cook County Health & Hospitals System
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.