Coding Technologist

Health Sciences Centre - Winnipeg, MB (28 days ago)

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Requisition ID: 26445

Position Number: 20009813

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Coding & Analysis HIS

Job Stream: Clinical Support

Union: CUPE-1550(204)

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP - Indefinite

Reason for Term: Indefinite Term

FTE: 1.00

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.5

Annual Base Hours: 1950

Salary: $19.868, $20.464, $21.078, $21.710, $22.362, $23.033

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Manager, Coding and Analysis, the incumbent is responsible for coding inpatient and day surgery health records utilizing ICD-10-CA and CCI and abstracting those records in accordance with CIHI standards. Able to meet the coding standard of completing a combination of 20 inpatient and day surgery records per day. Extracts data from the health record and appropriately enters that data into the on-line abstracting system in accordance with current coding and abstracting standards. Makes adjustments to abstracts based on updated chart documentation, edit failure reports and quality data reviews. Responsible for ensuring completeness and accuracy of encoded and abstracted information in order to meet strict schedules for data submission.

Experience
Experience within the past three (3) years using ICD-10-CA and CCI (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Canada and Canadian Classification of Interventions) to code in accordance with CIHI Canadian Coding Standards.
Experience within the past three (3) years completing abstracts in accordance with the CIHI Discharge Abstract Database Manual rules and guidelines.
Preference given to those with knowledge and experience using the Manitoba Abstract Data Elements (MADE).
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
Successful completion of a CHIMA-recognized Health Information Management program required.
Successful challenge of the CHIMA National Certification examination, with a valid CHIMA certificate, current active CHIMA membership preferred.
Certification/Licensure/Registration
Successful completion of a CHIMA-recognized Health Information Management program required. Successful challenge of the CHIMA National Certification examination, with a valid CHIMA certificate, current active CHIMA membership preferred.
Qualifications and Skills
Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
Ability to assign diagnosis typing in accordance with the CIHI Coding Standards.
Ability to analyze information in patient records in order to select appropriate codes, abstract data elements and assign patient services.
Ability to use Folio Views to assign diagnosis and intervention codes.
Ability to manage time effectively and to prioritize demands in order to meet deadlines.
Ability to recognize when key data, required to select appropriate codes and abstract elements, is missing from the patient record.
Detail-oriented with an appreciation for data quality.
Ability to use appropriate reference materials.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to ask appropriate questions to gain assistance.
Ability to work independently while contributing to a team effort.
Physical Requirements
Extended periods using a computer, including viewing on-line information and using a mouse.
Very frequent deadline pressures.
Requires careful attention to detail with a high level of accuracy .

This term position may end earlier as outlined in the Collective Agreement.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

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This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.