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Job Opportunities

HIS, Document Imaging & Scanning, Los Angeles CA

HIS is looking for a driven and detail oriented professional to fill a lead role in the HIMS - Document Imaging / Scanning department of a large University system in the Los Angeles area. This is a highly competitive position and will be filled quickly!!! Please see below for details and contact information.

Details:

  • Schedule: Sun-Th (4am – 12:30pm), holiday & weekend coverage required
  • Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, 4+ weeks PTO
  • Weekly/competitive pay
  • Immediate start date, ongoing position

Requirements:

  • Must have AHIMA certification or sitting for exam within 90 days of hire
  • Past managerial experience preferred
  • HIMS experience preferred

If you or any of your qualified colleagues are interested, please send an updated resume to frdocdoc@maxhealth.com and give me a call (310-819-4534) today!!
(05.05.15)

 

Medical Coder, Monterey CA

Cypress Healthcare Partners is currently seeking Medical Coders (CPC or CCS-P certification is desired but not required). This is a full-time position in our corporate office which is located in Monterey, CA. Please view the Medical Coder job posting and submit your application on our website.

View other job postings for Cypress Healthcare Partners.
(05.05.15)


Cooper Thomas

We are seeking both part-time and full-time coders.  All coding work is performed remotely, and has flexible hours.
Any interested coders are encouraged to apply through the Careers section of our website to the ‘Medical Coder’ position.

Medical Coder minimum qualifications: Minimum of 2 years of coding experience, active credentials as a certified coder, High school diploma.
(04.09.15)

System Manager, Las Vegas NV

HIM/Coding, RHIT or RHIA, CCS required. Hospital helps with relocation and pays my fee. 
Call Lita Emch, Executive Recruiter 805.644.5475. More information upon request.
(03.06.14)

 

(Onsite) Health Information Abstractor - Van Nuys, CA

Any interested should email their resume to Andrea Wong, awong@codebusters.com.
(03.05.14)
 

 

Medical Records Technician(coder), Veterans Administration, Los Angeles. Control No: 394776100

The Medical Record Technician is a staff member of the Coding Section of Health Information Management Service (HIMS) at the Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. The coder is responsible for performing quality review of patient records, assignment of appropriate codes and various other duties associated with the health information management program. Review those veterans’ medical records who are referred to other non-VA facilities for care, Fee Basis, to audit the documentation and ensure appropriate code assignment versus the submitted bills. Provide education to clinicians, new staff, students and other as appropriate.
5 vacancies in the Los Angeles area. 

Click here for more information about education requirements, qualifications, and the application process.
(02.17.15)

 

Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA

Cottage Hospital is looking to fill a number of permanent full time positions in Information Systems to support the EPIC implementation and ongoing maintenance. Many of the positions are related to HIM modules. Looking for candidates with HIM experience or some instructional background.
Please go to: http://cottagehealth.org  and select careers from the menu bar to search jobs and view any of the open EPIC positions and apply online.

 

Coder/Biller Needed at American Indian Health Services, Santa Barbara CA

The American Indian Health Services is a Santa Barbara health care clinic. They have a current opening for a Coder/Biller. Please review this job announcement and apply if you are interested. 

Expanding FQHC PCMH Level 3 Primary Care Practice in Santa Barbara California is looking for a Full-Time Coder/Biller. The ideal candidate is CPC Certified and has at least 1 year coding experience in primary care. Experience with electronic medical records, documentation auditing and compliance. Candidate must be able to work with providers and care team members. A competitive benefits package is offered. In accordance with Title 42 of the USC, preference will be given to a qualified American Indian candidate. All applications are welcome and will be considered.

Please email resume to: fiscal@aihscorp.org


Data Collection Specialist (full or part-time), Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program

Full-Time or Part-Time data collection specialist to perform casefinding, abstracting and processing of cases on statewide database, Eureka. Position requires ability to work independently, excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills and experience with Word and Excel.  Benefits include medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance for you and your children. Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) or CTR-Eligible preferred.

Candidates, including CIM students, are encouraged to submit a resume to Meryl Leventhal, MA, CTR, Data Collection Manager, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, Keck School of Medicine  of USC, 2001 N. Soto Street, SSB 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9238 or e-mail to meryl.leventhal@usc.edu


HIM Coding Specialist (FT/ Days), Marian Regional Medical Center (Santa Maria, CA)

In keeping with Marian Medical Center health care philosophy, under the direction of the Coding Supervisor or Assistant HIM Manager, the Coding Specialist (CCS, RHIT, or RHIA certificate coder), codes and abstracts all in-patient, out-patient, surgery, ER, and out-patient referred accounts as directed by National Coding, CHW and MMC coding guidelines. The Coding Specialist respects and adheres to confidentiality mandates, as well as to promote a professional attitude in daily work activities. Demonstrates thorough understanding of compliance issues in relationship to their position. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Qualifications: 3 years, minimum, acute care hospital coding required (to include all aspects of acute care hospital coding = Inpt/SDC/Anc coding); medical records and computer experience required. College classes required. Current standing of Certified Coding Specialist, Registered Health Information Technologist or Administrator. Successful completion (or renewal) of the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) OR Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) program requirements and a passing score on the national examination , or renewal certification.


Apply Online: www.DignityHealthCareers.org, using Job ID Number: 1400018284
Local Contact: Danielle Evans, Recruiter (805) 739-3799

 

East Alabama Medical Center, is currently accepting applications for New Graduate Coders from AHIMA accredited Associates or Bachelors programs! 

*There is potential for remote coding but orientation will be onsite. Therefore we are looking for candidates that are within driving distance*
EAMC has 2 locations in Alabama – Opelika and Valley campuses. We offer a variety of benefits including:

Excellent Medical Insurance

Open Door Culture and Family Atmosphere

Retirement Plan match ($.75 per $1 up to 6%)

College Savings Plan match

Recognition Events

Professional and leadership development opportunities

Please apply online today at www.eamc.org 
(03.23.14)

 


  

Job Search Assistance

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) job page

Health Information Careers hicareers.com

California Health Information Association (CHIA) job page

California Cancer Registrars Association (CCRA) job database

List of companies with possible job openings, as well as recruiters.





Tips on Networking, Volunteering and Mentorship

We are going to discuss tips for putting your career on the fast path so that you can land where you want to be (career-wise, of course). Networking, volunteering and mentoring are endeavors that will impact your ability to get and do what you dream of in this field.

Networking

Networking is defined as” interacting or engaging in informal communication with others for mutual assistance or support.” Consider that the word “networking” is made up of the two words “net” and “working?” Yes, networking is very hard work but it is done anyway because we all need mutual assistance and support. It is work that actually provides a safety net for your career.

Did you ever consider who in our profession is going to be able to give you mutual assistance and support?

First, your HIT and CIM instructors here SBCC are some of the leaders in our field. Get them to know you and your career is already advanced! They hire, they are asked for references, and they make referrals for jobs.

Second, your fellow students are the HIM leaders and employers of tomorrow. Developing a string relationship with them will not only be fun but will definitely pay off as you proceed with your career in HIM.

How else can you meet other professionals in our field?

Volunteering

Let’s talk a bit about Volunteering in a HIM Department or Tumor Registry.

What are all employers of HIT and CTR professionals looking for?

They want a credentialed professional who has experience! But how does a student get experience? Volunteering in a HIM Department or a Tumor Registry is definitely a requirement for those who aren’t already working in our field or are working in one capacity with the desire to move into a different and better job.

Do you know how powerful volunteering is? It says to that manager that you are motivated and that you are willing to give your time to learn and gain experience. Most volunteers wind up getting a job in the department they volunteered in!

Let’s discuss other ways to volunteer and meet your colleagues and future employer…

All of our States have state-wide health information management associations. In California it is the California Health Information Association (CHIA). Some of the large states, such as California, have local organizations as well. So for those of you in California, there is a state and local health information association that holds meetings, has educational programs, and provides opportunities for networking with the other HIMs in that area. This is one way you can meet the leaders in your local area, who are usually, at the same time, the employers in your area.

All of these state associations offer student rates for membership, which are extremely reasonable. CHIA, for example, has a student membership rate of $20.00 per year. The CHIA Journal, which you receive as part of your membership, is a fabulous source of current information in our field. To apply for student membership to CHIA, please go to CHIA Membership for Students.

So check out your state and local health information associations for the networking as well as their educational programs. All of our states have HIM organizations that are ready to greet you with open arms! You can find a listing of AHIMA component state association (CSA) websites at www.ahima.org/about/csa.aspx. If you are currently an AHIMA member, you can also check whether a particular CSA has a Community of Practice (CoP) posted at the AHIMA website www.ahima.org.

Mentoring

A mentoring program links an experienced person with a less experienced person. There are several wonderful mentoring programs immediately available to you. One is under the auspices of AHIMA and for those of who join CHIA, the California Health Information Association, there is a great mentorship program you might investigate.

The CHIA and AHIMA Mentor Programs link and promotes ongoing dialogue between HIM students and experienced, enthusiastic, and committed HIM professionals who are willing to contribute to the future excellence of the HIM profession. AHIMA mentors share their experiences with students, offer advice and encouragement, answer questions, and act as the leaders and advisors that we all wish we had access to at the beginning of our careers.

A CHIA mentor is an HIM professional who is willing to teach, guide, share and serve as a reference person to students when they first enter an HIA/HIT program and continuing throughout their studies.

AHIMA’s Mentoring Program

Mission Statement—The AHIMA Mentor Program links and promotes ongoing dialogue between HIM students and experienced, enthusiastic, and committed HIM professionals who are willing to contribute to the future excellence of the HIM profession. AHIMA mentors share their experiences with students, offer advice and encouragement, answer questions, and act as the leaders and advisors that we all wish we had access to at the beginning of our careers.

Both the CHIA and AHIMA Mentor Program strives to provide:

  1. A forum where students can obtain practical and honest career advice from seasoned professionals.
  2. A safe environment in which students and professionals can communicate honestly and without fear.
  3. Information for students that is timely and useful, and responds to contemporary and ongoing student concerns.
  4. Mentor responses that are thoughtful, accurate, and representative of the current climate in HIM.
  5. A support system for students in times of professional difficulty, crisis, or confusion.
  6. Opportunities for interaction that bring out the best in both students and professionals and which could lead to life-long
    relationships.
  7. Examples of conduct that inspire students and instill in them a sense of pride in the profession they are entering.
  8. Increased awareness about the association’s commitment to the future of HIM, about the vast array of online and other CHIA and AHIMA resources available to support students, and the many benefits of continued membership.
  9. A method for efficiently directing students to appropriate external information sources when necessary.
  10. A way of identifying and gauging the future direction, needs, concerns, and challenges of the HIM profession as a whole.

In the AHIMA program students will also have the option of communicating with the mentors privately, through channels outside the Student CoP (such as phone or e-mail), for matters that are personal or otherwise not appropriate for public viewing.

In the CHIA Program, the mentor and mentee decide for themselves how they will work together. If you are interested in the CHIA Program, go to www.californiahia.org and click on CHIA Mentor and Mentee Program.

As an AHIMA member, you may review the AHIMA Mentor Program Guidance by accessing the AHIMA CoP at www.ahima.org, and type the keyword “mentor” in the search function.

Final Thoughts

The goal is to get you integrated into the HIT/CIM Communities ASAP. Please give this a great deal of thought right now and start yourself on the path to the job you want. Volunteer! Become a Mentee! Get great grades so your teachers get to recognize your name and recommend you for a job you want! Do all three.

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