The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist provides assistance to physicians, providers, and patients for the maintenance of the medical record, on paper and electronically, for all SCCA Clinics. Supports HIM functions including, but not limited to: scanning, transcription, hospital admissions, clinical consenting, external monitoring, and BMT daily census. Serves as liaison with providers, clinic staffs, patients, and external partners.
This position will report for part of 40 hours weekly to SCCA Issaquah, and part of those 40 hours to SCCA at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland. Ability to work in multiple community sites is required. Additionally, the position will have remote reporting (home) in the work week to fill the 40 hours.
Supports HIM processes, as assigned, in the areas of scanning, upload, and indexing of paper into the EHR; processing new and returning patient records; fulfilling record requests; supporting clinical teams; and other duties
Performs other reasonably-related HIM duties, as assigned by HIM Leadership
Assists with cross-coverage in the HIM department by training others and learning new tasks
Responds to requests for charts and patient information from providers, clinics, and facilities in accordance with HIM policies, and Federal and Washington State law
Reviews and validates Release of Information (ROI) forms for the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) according to state and HIPAA law in the performance of release of information requests
Possesses innate ability to interact with all types of internal and external customers in a flexible and accommodating manner
Possesses knowledge of health information management (HIM) operations and HIPAA law
Demonstrates proficiency with computer data entry skills (EPIC, Cerner, WORD)
Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency of health information systems, computer software and database fundamentals. RHIT/RHIA preferred.
At least 1 year experience in healthcare environment
Minimum 2 years of pertinent education
Knowledge of medical terminology
Other physical demands may include, but are not limited to: Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in tandem with departmental policies and procedures
Demonstrated ability to perform all duties with a sense of urgency
Demonstrated work style to show a high level of organization and detail-mindedness
Demonstrated written and verbal communication excellence with patients, clinical teams, and colleagues
Demonstrated ability to handle large work volumes while sustaining accuracy
Demonstrated caring and compassionate actions while supporting patient-centered care
Demonstrated beliefs resulting in actions showing that "even while supporting clinical teams, our patients are our true customers"
Demonstrated "self-starter" abilities in the management and oversight of day-to-day HIM operations
Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed productivity benchmarks without direct supervision
Demonstrated capability of multitasking between different duties with ability to quickly reprioritize tasks
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.