Coder Educator - Physician Practice / Tucson, AZ

Job Number
199541
Banner - University Corporate
Shift
Day
Department
Banner - University Corporate - Emp Benefits Costs-Shared Svcs
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
City & State
US-AZ-Tucson
Posting Category
HIMS / Coding
New Grad
No

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About Banner Health Corporate
Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position assists with the development of education/training materials, conducts and coordinates training and development of Health Information Management staff and other Banner staff as appropriate, including physicians/providers, and provides technical staff training in the usage of information systems components of the medical records database system. Creates and maintains all department training materials, tools and/or records. Conducts new hire skill assessments, department specific orientation, and initial training for work tasks and functions. Provides continuing education and annual regulatory updates.

 

Essential Functions

  • Assesses and identifies skills, competencies and areas of learning and instruction needed for new hires, staff and department management. Assists with the development of education and training within specified area, which may include preparation of related educational materials.

 

  • Plans and coordinates the orientation programs for new hires to provide an introduction to the department and facility, to define employment expectations and standards, to provide prerequisite knowledge required, and to train in the basic job skills.

 

  • Develops and maintains an education calendar and individual continuing education and orientation record for each member of the assigned work group. Develops and conducts programs with educational materials, procedures and exercises that are task/function specific using a variety of learning and evaluation strategies for all staff.

 

  • Provides for onsite support of trainees, and acts as a knowledge resource for all staff. Problem-solves and troubleshoots issues involving HIMS electronic applications. This may include monitoring and reviewing clinical documentation to ensure that clinical coding is accurate for proper reimbursement and that coding compliance is complete.

 

  • Works in regional/system-wide teams to develop Health Information Management Systems and Services educational materials and activities, and promotes standardized practices throughout the region and/or company.

 

  • May collect and/or coordinate the collection of data, compile reports and graphs and present findings at Medical Staff Committee meetings, Clinical Documentation Specialist meetings and/or other appropriate department, facility and system level meetings. May also coordinate and perform clinical pertinence and inter-disciplinary chart reviews, ensuring the reviews meet government and regulatory standards.

 

  • Maintains a current knowledge relating to Health Information Management Systems by attending educational workshops/conferences, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and/or participating in professional societies. This may also include performing ongoing research to ensure compliance with clinical documentation and/or regulatory guidelines and standards.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a current knowledge of business and/or healthcare as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelors degree in business administration, healthcare administration or related field, plus advanced training in Health Information Management requirements and systems and in adult learning principles.

In the acute care coding environment, requires a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in an active status with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In the ambulatory coding environment, requires Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P), with RHIA, RHIT or CCS certification preferred.Requires the knowledge typically acquired over three or more years of work experience in healthcare information management. Must be well versed in regulatory requirements for medical record documentation, as well as Medical Staff Rules and Regulations where applicable. Must have demonstrated education and training skills. Medical terminology and an understanding of the laws and regulations associated with medical records functions are required. Must be able to function as part of a team, using effective interpersonal and instructional skills. Must possess excellent written, verbal, and customer service skills, and have the ability to conduct educational needs analysis and to teach effectively to a wide range of comprehension levels.

Must be proficient in the use of common office and presentation software and have an advanced knowledge and experience with computer healthcare applications and hardware.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous training/teaching experience and customer service education experience preferred. Creativity and knowledge of adult learning principals preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.