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Job Title:
Medical Records Technician IA

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Mount Pearl Square

Mount Pearl Square
Information Security & Privacy Office - Release of Information
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours75 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
SalaryCG27, ($23.07 - $25.53 per hour)
Competition Number2019004257
Posted Date26 September 2019
Closing DateOpen Untill Filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The successful candidate will report to the Regional Manager of Access & Privacy, and Release of Information. The Health Information Management Professional is responsible for releasing patient health information in accordance with appropriate policies and legislation. Providing customer service is also a major function of this role. The incumbent will liaise with the requestor to ensure appropriate information is sent to satisfy the purpose as required. The position is responsible for retrieving charts in various mediums (paper, electronic, microfilm/fiche), administration of fee schedule, preparing invoices and document remittance of fees, logging all activity in the Release of Information application and acting as a resource for internal/external inquiries.

The incumbent will supervise clients who are reviewing their records, process all subpoenas, court orders and production orders as a designate of the Regional Manager of Release of Information and actively participate in training new staff. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly sits for long periods of time, occasionally required to lift files weighing between 10 - 25 lbs, occasional walking or standing.
Fine finger or precision work required; visual concentration is required to ensure accuracy.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from High School or equivalent.
Successful completion of a recognized/approved program in Health Records Administration or Health Record Technology, Health Information Services, or Health Information Management is required.
Current and continuing certification as an accredited Health Information Management Professional from the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).
Eligibility for membership in the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Information Management Association (NLHIMA) is required.
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
Knowledge of PHIA and Eastern Health Policies as it relates to patient health records.
Proficiency and knowledge of computer applications.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

Open to external applicants.

Internal NAPE employees should note that as per Article 15, NAPE Pilot Project, employees who are offered a position "shall immediately advise the employer of his/her decision to accept the appointment" Employees requiring further details of the position must obtain this in advance of the job offer.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.