Health Information Management Director
Company: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Posted on: August 5, 2022
Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated
against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious
exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be
required to maintain employment.
This position is located in Yakima Valley in sunny central
Washington state. We're interested in all qualified candidates,
including those located outside the area who are open to relocating
to the Yakima Valley. Relocation allowance is available.
The Director of Health Information Management (HIM) is responsible
for providing strategic leadership and guidance to supervisors and
staff, promoting a culture of innovation and excellence in the
provision of services under their scope of responsibility. The
Director of HIM supports the vision and goals of the organization
and is accountable for achieving departmental goals. Problems
encountered in this position are of a high degree of complexity and
difficulty and require exceptional analytical skills, innovation,
and creativity to formulate and implement the mechanisms to
identify and solve problems. Position serves as an advocate for
privacy and confidentiality of health information and ensures
compliance with related regulations and standards set by State,
Federal, and accrediting agencies.
What we Offer:
* Competitive salary.
* Relocation allowance.
* 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including
Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing,
403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, and
* Plans, coordinates, and directs Document Imaging and Release of
Information operations for YVFWC. Ensures compliance with policies,
procedures, regulations, and standards of HIM practice.
* Responsible for in-depth knowledge of document imaging
applications and providing education and training to staff
regarding document imaging software and corresponding
* Oversees the chart destruction at offsite storage facilities.
* Coordinates the completion of document imaging projects.
* Coordinates the review of the Joint Commission Standards relating
to Information Management and facilitates the review in partnership
with Information Technology (IT), Quality, HIM, and Release of
Information (ROI) Supervisors.
* Maintains effective ROI revenue tracking processes.
* Serves as a subject matter expert and liaison to clinic, program,
and corporate departments regarding Health Information
* Manages Quality Assurance/Audit program for document imaging and
release of information.
* Partners with the Quality Department and the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) privacy officer to
ensure adherence with all HIPPA policies and procedures.
* Partners with the Privacy Officer and Quality Risk Managers to
ensure HIM and ROI activities are performed in accordance with Risk
* Monitors changes in legislation and accreditation standards that
affect HIM and recommends and implements changes as needed.
* Coaches, mentors and trains direct report staff. Provides
continuous performance management and conducts employee performance
evaluations. Addresses performance and/or behavior issues,
clarifying expectations and providing feedback.
* Supports direct reports staff growth and development. Assesses
the educational and experience needs of all levels of staff in
collaboration with the individual. Encourages staff to seek
educational opportunities incorporating job related training in
addition to mandatory training.
* Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff. Provides
orientation to outline job requirements and expectations, policies
and procedures, and proper use of tools and equipment.
* Creates and maintains an inclusive work environment that respects
diverse ideas, backgrounds, and styles. Supports diversity through
the selection, management, and retention of diverse employees.
Creates, drives, and maintains an employee engagement culture.
* Monitors HIM/ROI operations performance through dashboards and
established productivity standards.
* Serves as representative for the HIM with the Epic Analyst s,
Access and Review Cycle Readiness (ARCR), and Clinical Advisory
Board (CAB.) Responsible for developing and modifying workflows and
pushing forward optimization requests.
* Education: Bachelor s Degree in Health Information Management,
Business, or Healthcare Administration. Associate s Degree in
Health Information Management and two additional years of
supervisory experience may be substituted for Bachelor s
* Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible
experience managing Department Operations and supervising staff.
Three (3) or more years of HIM experience in a facility with a
fully implemented Employee Health Record (EHR), preferably Epic.
Experience with On Base is a plus preferred.
* Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registered
Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health
Information Administrator. Epic certification in HIM applications a
plus.Valid Driver s License and proof of automobile liability
* Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Effective verbal, written, and
listening communication skills. Skills in problem-solving, decision
making, sound judgement, and conflict resolution. Requires a high
degree of independence and coordination of people and processes.
Ability to handle sensitive situations and confidential information
with discretion. Knowledgeable in the Release of Information (ROI)
process. Proficiency with a variety of computer programs including
Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong knowledge of
Epic. Strong knowledge and understanding of governing agency
requirements including Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA), The Joint Commission (TJC), Federal and
State Regulatory Rules and Regulations preferred. Knowledge of
imaging systems, tiff editing/graphics programs, and Optic
Character Recognition (OCR) processes preferred.
We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14
dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states.
We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy,
orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening,
and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC s patient-centered model
of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter
assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS
counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental
Working at YVFWC
Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for
those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work
with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same
At Farm Workers Clinic
* We will consistently trust one another to work for the common
* We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and
insisting on doing what we say we will do.
* We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no
matter the risk.
* We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our
* We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
* We will let joy in.
* We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything
short of excellence.
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal
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