Health Records Technician

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Number: 80554
Job: Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 27.8657 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 28.4345
Post Date: Feb 18, 2020, 5:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Feb 25, 2020, 4:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Information Support includes the following departments: Health Records and Transcription, Patient Registration, Decision Support Services, Financial Planning and Analysis. Information Support facilitates the creation of a knowledge rich environment for making timely and informed tactical and strategic decisions and maximizing value of care and services provided. It provides accurate, timely, useful information for making decisions based on evidence to help deliver appropriate patient care. Also provides the expertise in analyzing and interpreting data and presenting and educating the corporation on this information.

Position Summary

The Health Information Management Professional is responsible for the coding and abstracting of records of personal health information in accordance with CIHI guidelines and standards and other relevant guidelines such as CCO (Cancer Care Ontario). The individual is responsible to ensure that data quality activities are carried out prior to records being submitted at month end. The individual will have excellent understanding of the CIHI coding guidelines and standards. The HIM professional will be able to work independently and be well organized and able to prioritize workload to ensure quarterly deadlines are met. The individual will have excellent knowledge of coding and abstracting software and experience in the electronic health record environment as well as a paper-based system. The individual will demonstrate flexibility and be adaptable, demonstrating initiative, identify opportunities for improvement and have excellent communication skills. The individual will maintain patient confidentiality and have knowledge and understanding of privacy principles.

Schedule Work Hours


This position is temporary until March 2021.


1. Graduate of a recognized Health Information Management Program
2. Certified with Canadian College of Health Information Management and must be an active member in good standing
3. Member of the Ontario Health Record Association is preferred.
4. Experience in ICD-10/CCI coding system and CMG, RIW assignment methodology.
5. Experience with coding and abstracting software preferably Med2020
6.Minimum of one year experience in coding and abstracting all module preferred.
7.Experience in an electronic health record environment as well as a paper-based system
8.Experience in hospital information systems preferably Meditech, MosaiQ, OPIS
9. Computer proficiency in the MS-Suite of Windows applications
10. Excellent communication skills and good judgment
11. Self-directed and the ability to work independently and under occasional interruptions


Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement