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HIM Inpatient Senior Coder

The Health Information Management (HIM) Department of this trusted and respected acute care hospital in Southern California is actively interviewing for an Inpatient Senior Coders.


Reporting to the HIM Manager of Coding, the Senior HIM Coder will lead vital processes in the day-to-day operations of the Health Information Management Department. Holding responsibility, and in collaboration with other coding and CDI personnel, you'll review appropriate records to ensure compliance with hospital procedures, diagnosis, and codes. You'll also serve as a front-line change agent, working with clinicians to improve communication and documentation. 


A great candidate for the HIM Inpatient Senior Coder role will have a background in medical coding for acute care services. This background is usually exemplified by holding a certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), such as RHIT, RHIA, or as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Beyond the applicable certifications, a strong Senior Coder may have experience with assigning CPT and ICD codes. 


This background will give you the edge in leading processes involved with data entry and maintenance of the electronic database used to house health system data. Using a working knowledge of compliance standards, the Senior HIM Coder will ensure the quality of data used to measure financial performance, patient care metrics, and treatment outcome analyses.


From Orange County to San Diego, the HIM Technical Operations Manager will find that Southern California has something great for everyone. Head west, and you'll find the sunny beaches, warm surf, and beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean. You'll be close to fun weekend getaways like Disneyland, the Carlsbad Caverns, and tons of great music festivals. A large number of highly-rated grade schools, secondary schools, and colleges makes access to quality education easy. Add all of this, a wealth of national and state parks, and you'll find that San Diego is a great place to raise a family. 


The Senior HIM Coder will play a vital role in this department, and with this health system. You'll take on a large amount of responsibility, and through your efforts you'll support the mission of the hospitals and clinics. You'll be supported by a tenured and innovative leadership team, a competitive compensation and benefits package, and education incentives.




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