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Health Records Associate

Company: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

TheUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Surgery is seeking a Heath Records Associate (PRH1) to workas part of a team to maintain the hospital trauma and burn registries. This position plays an integral part ofmaintaining our Level I Trauma (Adult/Pediatric) and Burn center designations.

Position Summary: Contribute to thesuccess of the Department of Surgery by updating and maintaining the Trauma andBurn Registries for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Universityof Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Duties include working with computers and medical records in order toreview, analyze, abstract, code and enter data for trauma and burn patients.

Duties to include:

  • Maintainsthe trauma and burn registries for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinicsand University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
  • Identifies patients meeting criteria for entry into the Trauma/Burn registries.
  • Maintains computerized log of trauma/burn patients.
  • Accurately abstracts data, diagnoses and procedures/operations from patient charts and electronic medical records.
  • Accurately assigns codes and scores of all injuries utilizing AIS and ICD-9/10 systems.
  • Accurately enters data into the trauma/burn registries.
  • Works cooperatively with outside hospitals, agencies and other departments to obtain necessary information.
  • Manages data and prepares reports monthly and as requested.
  • Assists with meeting reportingrequirements of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), National TraumaData Bank (NTDB), National Burn Registry (NBR), Trauma & Burn QualityImprovement Projects (TQIP/BQIP) and others as appropriate.
  • Reviews, corrects and validates registrydata on a regular basis and prior to submission to reporting agencies.
  • Works as a team to complete timely dataentry (concurrently, retrospectively) and to perform inter-raterreliability/accuracy checks.
  • Assists with activities to prepare forand maintain verification by regulatory agencies (American College of Surgeons,American Burn Association).
  • Maintains a working knowledge ofcriteria necessary to maintain trauma and burn center verifications.
  • Participates as an integral member ofthe trauma and burn performance improvement programs by maintaining knowledgeof current and ongoing PI projects, definitions and results of benchmarking andrisk adjusted reports.
  • Demonstrates capability to use andtroubleshoot computer hardware and registry software.
  • Provides training and technical supportfor the Trauma/Burn registries by participating in staff orientation and trainingof additional registry personnel as appropriate.
  • Assists in trauma/burn research,education, and other activities as requested.
  • Participates in professional developmentto assure skills and relevant knowledge and to maintain requirements forcertifications and special programs.
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient dataand takes appropriate precautions to ensure security of data by performingroutine backups.
  • Performs projects and tasks asassigned.
  • Ability to maintain a regular schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    DepartmentSummary: The UI Department of Surgery iscommitted to saving lives - and improving our patients' quality of life-through excellent surgical techniques and extraordinary patient care. Oursurgeons and medical professionals address a wide variety of complex medicalissues, from matching donors with recipients in the Organ Transplant Center toproviding continuous care for both adult and pediatric trauma victims in thestate's only designated Level I Trauma Center and certified regional BurnTreatment Center. Our specialists provide critical surgical support amongcomprehensive, multidisciplinary teams for the treatment of cancer,gastrointestinal and colorectal diseases, vascular ailments, as well asadvanced surgical care for even the smallest pediatric patients. Skilledplastic and reconstructive surgeons manage complex reconstructive issuesresulting from deformities, traumatic injuries, or cancer excision in bothadult and pediatric patients, in addition to surgical and non-surgical cosmeticservices for adults.

    Percentof Time: 100%

    Schedule:8:00am - 5:00pm

    Location:UIHC Main campus

    Rotations:Monday - Friday

    PayGrade: 2A

    Benefits Highlights:
    • Regular hourly position located in IowaCity, Iowa
    • Fringe benefit package including paidvacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options;and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. For more information on benefits, pleasevisit:
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      Required Qualifications:
      • Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) or RN.
      • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations.
        HighlyDesired Qualifications:
        • Experience managing complex informationrequiring attention to detail
        • Experience working with Trauma or Burn registries or other healthcare registries
        • Demonstrated ability to work independently,needing minimal guidance.
        • Knowledge of medical record coding practices,procedures, and reference sources.
        • Ability to interpret guidelines, criteria anddefinitions.
        • Knowledge of human anatomy
        • Knowledge of medical terminology
        • Excellent organizational skills
        • Excellent written verbal communication andinterpersonal skills
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
          ApplicationProcess: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume(undersubmission relevant materials) thatclearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications ofthis position. Successful candidates will be asked to provide5 references at a later stage of the interview process.

          Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will beaccepted until 11:59 PM on 3/26/2020.

          Successful candidates will be subject to acriminal background check and successful completion of a health evaluation.This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employmentauthorization.

Keywords: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City , Health Records Associate, Healthcare , Iowa City, Iowa

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