Coding Application Specialist, Coding Services (CHIMA)

REQ: 
PHC17-111208
Work Area: 
Coding Administration - VCH
Base Site: 
Vancouver General Hospital
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Temporary Part Time
End Date: 
Mar 30, 2018
FTE: 
0.60
Wage: 
$30.10-37.55
Job Category: 
Administrative/Clerical
Health Information Management
Category: 
Acute Care Hospital
Hours: 
0800-1600

Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Coding Standards, Data Integrity and Projects, and working closely with the Coding Leadership Team, Coders, Data Analysts, IMIT and external Vendors, the Systems Applications Coordinator, Coding Services, is responsible for the computer program, and provides primary support of the assigned Coding computer application(s) within a specific Lower Mainland Health Information Services area including Med2020 WinRecs, 3M Codefinder, Meditech Abstracting and the BC Perinatal Database Registry.

Skills

Advanced knowledge and demonstrated ability to utilize and troubleshoot computer software applications and report writer tools, such as Crystal Report design, MS SQL Server Management Studio, the MS office suite (Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint) MS Sharepoint and Meditech Non-Procedural Representation (NPR).
Demonstrated ability to code in ICD-10-CA/CCI and abstract in the CIHI Discharge Abstract database and other databases.
Demonstrated knowledge of Case Mix Groups (CMGs), Comprehensive Ambulatory Classification System (CACS), Resource Intensity Weight (RIW) and Expected Length of Stay (ELOS).
Ability to understand computer technology and communicate and interact effectively with computer vendors.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
Ability to problem-solve.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work to deadlines under pressure, with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions.
Ability to deal effectively with others, demonstrate leadership and maintain cooperative working relationships
Knowledge of and ability to operate related computer programs and equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Education

Graduation from an accredited Health Information Management Diploma or Bachelor Program.
Five (5) years’ recent, related experience as a Health Record Administrator in a multi-service facility, including two years as a data analyst or systems application coordinator and one year as a Coder, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) Certified.

Formal education in computer science/programming and project management would be an asset.

Duties


Is responsible for the computer program, undertakes quality assurance initiatives for assigned Computer Software Systems, specific to Coding, such as WinRecs, 3M Codefinder, Meditech Abstracting and the Perinatal Database Registry and provides support for assigned applications such as system testing, changing/updating, setting up, and first-line troubleshooting.

Is responsible for the computer program, undertakes quality assurance initiatives for assigned Computer Software Systems such as Med2020 WinRecs, 3M Codefinder, Meditech Abstracting and the Perinatal Database Registry, etc. and provides support for assigned applications by methods such as system testing, changing/updating, setting up, first-line troubleshooting.

Determines and documents all system issues requiring escalation.

Liaises between Coding Services and the vendor application specialist and/or IS for issues such as dictionary building, interfaces, and integration with other clinical information systems as well as designing reports.

Liaises and meets with with other information systems coordinators/specialists in the Lower Mainland and other Health Authorities to exchange information and expertise on current and future implementations.

Acts as primary contact to third party vendors that affect or interact with the Coding Software Systems.

Serves as the primary contact with CIHI with respect to the implementation of new programs or system updates/changes for the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).

Oversees projects that affect the assigned applications by methods such as modifying the applications, providing project direction and specifications, and building dictionaries.

Writes custom reports and edits routine reports as required.

Maintains the LM Health Information Management