This position will oversee 2 hospitals, Hi-Desert Medical Center & JFK Memorial Hospital
Hi-Desert Medical Center
A 59-bed acute primary care facility offering you and your family first-rate health care close to home
A wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice services, and a variety of community outreach programs
A dedicated team of quality, caring, health care professionals
JFK Memorial Hospital
JFK Memorial Hospital has provided medical care to residents in the Coachella Valley since 1966. A group of physicians, including Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, founded the hospital and today one of JFKâ��s cross streets is named in his honor.
Originally called Indio Community Hospital, JFK has grown to a 145-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Tenet Healthcare California
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
Director Health Information Management
Specific Knowledge and Expertise â�¢ Experience with the electronic health record, health information systems, and health care applications. â�¢ Experience with regulations and accreditation standards, knowledge of specific state and federal requirements and standards related to the management of health information. â�¢ Maintain professional relationships with state and national organizations to gain insight and understanding of future trends, regulations, etc. â�¢ Expertise in healthcare compliance: knowledge of privacy and security regulations, confidentiality, laws, access and release of information practices. â�¢ Expertise in health information management, best practices, processes and procedures. Knowledge of medical terminology, classification systems, and vocabularies. â�¢ Demonstrates leadership skills and exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies when selecting methods and techniques in problem solving. â�¢ Takes the initiative to make decisions and is an advocate for change.
Daily Operations â�¢ Develops and oversees processes in the HIM Department: ensures that HIM processes and controls are evaluated against the organizationâ��s internal and external information needs on an ongoing basis. â�¢ Actively participates in various committees such as, but not limited to, the Medical Staff/Medical Records Committee, hospital-wide Performance Improvement Committee, Documentation Improvement Committee, and enterprise-wide Electronic Health Record related Committees. â�¢ Responsible for initiating, reviewing, implementing, and maintaining contracts with vendors for outsourced HIM services. â�¢ Takes steps to actively move forward from paper based health record to a fully integrated electronic health record environment. â�¢ Ensures that information systems support current and future needs of the department. Works closely with information technology in transition planning including, but not limited to, testing, installation and education of staff to produce, and maintain high quality data integrity. â�¢ Works with risk management, legal counsel, and administrative staff, key departments, and committees to ensure that the organization has and maintains appropriate compliance including privacy, security, and confidentiality policies, procedures, forms, information notices, and materials which reflect current organizational practices and regulatory requirements. â�¢ Instrumental in form/template design for the electronic health record. Works actively with IT to develop electronic templates/ forms to enhance high quality data collection. Ensures compliance with external agencies and state and federal regulations. â�¢ Develops, maintains, and implements policies and procedures; evaluates and improves the effectiveness of policies and procedures and work flow. â�¢ Serves as an internal consultant on health information management issues including release of information, confidentiality, information security, information storage and retrieval, and record retention as well as authorship and authentication.
Strategic Planning â�¢ Develops departmental services through ongoing planning which is consistent with the District's mission, vision and values as well as the organizational objectives outlined in the strategic plan; establishes, coordinates, and communicates departmental objectives and goals as well as organizational goals. â�¢ Designs and maintains the physical environment by organizing personnel and equipment within the space and budget available; arranges the physical environment to facilitate smooth workflow; optimizes space efficiency to ensure safety. â�¢ Prepares and utilizes the annual operating budget for the Health Information Management Department and capital expense requests. Submits all annual budgets completely and in a timely fashion. â�¢ Monitors spending: Routinely evaluates monthly productivity levels against target staffing levels and makes necessary operational adjustments to meet goals. â�¢ Ensures resources are appropriate for departmental staff to meet job demands; considers future services and projects the budget accordingly. â�¢ Educates employees about financial goals and objectives in ways which encourage ownership and personal accountability.
Quality Management â�¢ Monitors productivity and quality standards according to department and organizational guidelines and monitors staff adherence to these standards on a routine basis. â�¢ Participates in the monitoring, evaluating, educating, and improving the quality of health information. â�¢ Identifies problems, tracks trends, and initiates actions to improve performance towards achieving departmental standards. â�¢ Designs, performs, and appropriately utilizes the findings of performance improvement activities of health information and follows up on both positive and negative quality improvement findings.
Compliance â�¢ Monitors the initiation, revision, and implementation of external regulations, statutes, and standards; facilitates implementation of revised regulations; ensures conformance . â�¢ Interprets regulations for application and formation of facility policies. Writes and reviews policies to maintain compliance. â�¢ Cooperates with the Office of Civil Rights, CMS, other regulatory, accrediting and legal entities, and organization officers in any compliance reviews, investigations or surveys â�¢ Works collaboratively with risk management, department managers, IT, and HR to minimize the potential risk of privacy and security breaches, to mitigate damages if any, and to resolve related issues. â�¢ Initiates, facilitates and promotes activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization. â�¢ Monitors local, national, and international trends in healthcare delivery.
Human Resources Management â�¢ Staffs the Health Information Management Department sufficiently to provide efficient and effective services. Reviews and approves personnel matters pertaining to interviews, hires, and training for new employees. â�¢ Reviews provisions for staff development, training, and orientations as prescribed by the organization and departmental standards. â�¢ Directs staff training related to patient privacy and HIPAA Compliance; initial as well as provide refresher training. â�¢ Plans for staff shortages through cross training. â�¢ Implements a reporting system that incorporates a reasonable span of control including time and resource allowances to effectively perform services and communicate; organizes the department in such a way that decisions are made and problems are solved at the appropriate level. â�¢ Fosters a strong working relationship between medical staff, administration, and HIM personnel. â�¢ Motivates and empowers staff in the successful performance of their tasks and responsibilities to support the organizational needs and encourages innovation. â�¢ Provides education and guidance to clinical staff transitioning to the electronic health record. â�¢ Supports credentialed and supervisory staff in their continuing education efforts and encourages and provides continuing education for all department employees through in-service programs, meetings, or other opportunities for professional growth. â�¢ Maintains adequate dialogue with direct reports and employees and maintains at least monthly staff meetings. â�¢ Make formal and informal presentations both orally and in writing. Provides direct reports with the resources, tools and training they require to meet expected performance levels. Provides feedback on direct reportâ��s performance and makes recommendations for improvement. â�¢ Utilizes results of quality control monitoring as an integral part of employee performance appraisals; Monitors, evaluates, appraises or disciplines employees activities according to organizational l standards
Minimum Education/Certification: 1. Licenses and Certifications Required: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Bachelors Degree in Health related field preferred. 2. Educational Requirements: Associates Degree in Health Information Management. Graduation from accredited health information management program with current AHIMA certification. 3. Experience Requirements: Minimum of 5 years experience in an acute care setting with supervision of employees. Must possess strong leadership and communication skills. Thorough knowledge of HIPAA privacy regulations. Electronic medical record experience required, Meditech experience preferred. 4. Special Skills or Training Requirements: Proficient in Excel, MS Word, PP, computer literacy. Electronic medical record system knowledge. Thorough knowledge of privacy and security regulations (HIPAA). Strong communication skills both verbal and written 5. Physical Requirements / Work Environment: â�¢ Completes all mandatory and departmental in-services, to include 30-day new hire and annual mandatory on-line education, etc. â�¢ Follows District Policies and Procedures. â�¢ Adheres to Behavioral Expectations, and embraces HDMC Mission, Vision and Values. â�¢ Maintains all required continuing education certifications, licensure, etc. â�¢ Participates in and carries out Quality Improvement duties, as assigned.
Job: Medical Records
Primary Location: Joshua Tree, California
Facility: Hi-Desert Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2105022158
About Hi-Desert Medical Center
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.