Director of HIM/Medical Records

EL PASO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Washington, District of Columbia
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Job Description

Director of Health Information Management/Medical Records – Poplar Springs Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia

Poplar Springs Hospital provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for adolescents, adults, and active duty military and veterans suffering from psychiatric and/or substance abuse issues. Poplar Springs, situated on 25 acres of serene wooded environment in Petersburg, VA, is approximately 30 miles south of Richmond, VA, easily accessed from Interstates 85 and 95. Poplar Springs has 100 acute beds and 108 residential beds on a campus that offers a large outdoor activity space, two full size gymnasiums, an in-ground pool, and an on-site school building. The greatest asset at our mental health facility is our staff, comprising highly-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, professional nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatric attendants who work as a team to uphold Poplar Spring’s reputation for excellence in helping patients resolve behavioral health problems.

Poplar Springs Hospital is a leader in the field of behavioral health care, and our experts are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. Poplar Springs Hospital enjoys full accreditation by The Joint Commission. Poplar Springs Hospital believes in building healthy communities, which start with healthy individuals, linked through sound relationships to their families, friends, neighbors and peers.

Director of Health Information Management (HIM)/Medical Records

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Administrator, establishes and maintains adequate health information systems in compliance with all applicable laws, standards and policies. These systems include forms control, chart audits, record security, releases of information, transcription and filing. The Manager of Health Information Director supervises the ancillary staff working within the HIM Department.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, and establishes systems to support all health information activities. Results should produce a safe, secure and easy maintenance system for all staff that utilize records.
  • Performs audits and surveys and develops statistics or other reports to ensure that health information systems are in compliance with established policy and requirements or regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains ongoing health information systems, such as filing, forms control, chart organization, coding, master patient index, chart tracking, communication tools, safety and security of records and systems.
  • Develops standard operating procedures describing day-to-day operations for the HIM Department.
  • Prepares work schedule maintaining adequate staffing of department at all times.
  • Provides clear instruction and workload assignments to department staff resulting in effective, efficient daily operations as observed by supervisor.
  • Meets regularly with department staff to discuss challenges, successes, effectiveness and efficiency of procedures and operations of department.
  • Collaborates with the Quality Improvement Department to ensure that information systems meet the standards of The Joint Commission and with the Risk Management Department in the identification of risks related to documentation.
  • Job Requirements

    Job Requirements

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited college program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Record Information.
  • Experience: Two (2) years experience in Medical Records/Health Information Management including at least one (1) year in residential and/or acute psychiatric facilities. At least two years’ experience as an HIM Manager or Assistant Director in a Health Information Services Department.
  • License/Certification: RHIA or RHIT with demonstrated management experience. Current valid certification from the American Health Information Management Association.
  • Skills: Ability to pay attention to detail, develop and maintain effective efficient systems. Excellent organization skills. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to supervise and manage HIM Team.
  • Physical Requirements: Work of medium demand requiring extensive sitting, standing, bending, lifting and walking. Must be able to lift twenty (20) pounds.
  • Other: performs other duties as may be assigned by the CEO
  • This opportunity offers the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.
    Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
    Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
    *UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.
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