Health Information Technician II

  • Health Information Technician II
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
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Class Number: 
0619
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$29,580.00 – $41,184.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,232.50 – $1,716.00
Pay Grade: 
A17

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Definition

This is mid-level technical and/or supervisory health information work in a state facility.

Job Duties

Serves as the chief assistant to a Health Information Administrator or as a section supervisor in a health information management unit of substantial scope and complexity; or directs a health information management unit of limited scope and complexity.

Supervises the daily operation of a health information management unit or section which includes technical and/or clerical staff; maintains a systematic flow of clinical information to all sections of the facility.

Creates and maintains an efficient filing system for health information records and related filing needs.

Facilitates classification and coding of diagnoses and services to ensure adherence to the most current edition of the International Classification of Diseases Manual and/or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders coding systems; enters data into state-wide computer system.

Develops and directs orientation and educational programs for facility personnel and vendors on health information issues applicable to their field of work.

Supervises the authorized release of patient/client information to individuals, family members, hospitals, physicians, attorneys, and others; maintains a log of all such requests.

Prepares records for presentation in court; serves as a witness if required.

May serve as facility Privacy Officer to ensure compliance with federal law, facility policies, and procedures covering the privacy of and access to patient/client health information.

Assists in interpreting standards related to conformance with facility accreditation requirements.

Audits health information records for qualitative and quantitative completeness according to facility policy and accreditation standards; serves as health information review coordinator.

Plans and directs the collection and compilation of data for research and/or statistical reports by manual or automated systems for use by administration, medical staff, other departments, and governmental agencies.

Assists facility treatment staff in planning and obtaining data for research.

Supervises the transcription of technical medical and/or other dictation from treatment and other professional staff.

Prepares budget requests for personnel, materials, and equipment requirements of the health information management unit.

Participates as a member of facility committees.

Exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative within the limits of established guidelines and procedures; general supervision is received from a Health Information Administrator or other designee.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Health Care Administration

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as a Health Information Technician I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.

OR

An Associate degree in Health Information Technology accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); and,

Two or more years of post-degree technical health information management experience in a hospital, health care organization, or a state or federal agency.

(Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician [RHIT] by the American Health Information Management Association [AHIMA] may substitute for the required education.)

(Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator [RHIA] by the American Health Information Management Association [AHIMA] may substitute for the required experience and education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of current health information management principles and practices.

Intermediate knowledge of federal laws, Missouri statutes, and facility policy requirements relating to the maintenance and release of confidential patient/client information.

Intermediate knowledge of current medical terminology and classification/coding systems.

Intermediate knowledge of accreditation standards and guidelines as they relate to the facility.

Intermediate knowledge of computerized health information systems and general office procedures.

Ability to plan and develop the organization and operation of a health information management unit consistent with federal laws, Missouri statutes, and facility policy.

Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of health information records for accuracy and completeness.

Ability to instruct and direct technical and clerical staff.

Ability to perform the duties required of the facility Privacy Officer.

Ability to maintain an ongoing evaluation of health information services in relation to established standards and new technology, and make appropriate updates and revisions.

Ability to supervise the transcription of medical, technical, and other dictation.

Ability to interpret and follow instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors, outside agencies, clients, family members, and the general public.

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