Data Quality Analyst Coding (CHIMA)

Work Area: 
Coding & Informatics Services
Base Site: 
C&W Oak Street Campus
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Health Information Management
Acute Care Hospital

Our Health Information Management, Coding and Informatics portfolio is seeking a highly motivated and passionate data quality and CHIMA certified coding professional to join our ambitious and innovative team. The successful candidate will be counted on to combine strong coding experience, reporting and data analytics with a focus on accuracy and quality. Teamwork is essential as this position will be collaborating with our Coding and Business Support teams to support continuous improvement and data quality activities through process improvements and refinement of tools and systems. Our team is growing to meet the demands for health information and quality data. We are actively learning and developing our procedures to ensure our stakeholders receive the highest level of service and have confidence in our data to support their decision making. There is always opportunities to develop new skills and apply new learnings in our work. This seldom available position will be based in beautiful Vancouver BC, voted one of the best places to live in the world. If you are looking to live in a city that offers outstanding nature activities combined with a vibrant night life and have a healthy passion for exploring, then this positon is for you.


Reporting to the Manager, Coding Standards, Data Integrity and Projects and working closely with the Coding Leadership Team, Coders, Administration, Physicians and other Clinicians, the Data Quality Analyst, Coding Services is responsible for all data quality activities related to the assigned database/program/service. This includes data quality checks, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) file submission and corrections, and maintaining reports and testing. The Data Quality Analyst, Coding Services also supports the implementation of new programs/services across the Lower Mainland sites, from a Coding data quality perspective. In addition, data mapping is a key function of this position by way of interpreting CIHI requirements and analyzing impact on existing interfaces.

The Data Quality Analyst, Coding Services acts as the key point person representing Coding Services, working directly with clinicians and other external department staff to effectively communicate system requirements and related impacts. This position prepares statistical and data quality reports for the assigned database/program/service and performs coding and abstracting duties as required.


Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Case Mix Groups, Comprehensive Ambulatory Classification System (CACS), Resource Intensity Weight (RIW) and Expected Length of Stay (ELOS).
Strong team player, with ability to clearly present ideas and solutions to influence others.
Ability to work with all levels of hospital, medical staff and community health care providers.
Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to generate, consolidate, interpret and analyze statistical data.
Demonstrated ability to perform basic functions in spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
Demonstrated ability to utilize coding computer software applications such as Med2020 WinRecs, 3M Codefinder, Meditech and Cerner.
Demonstrated ability to code in ICD-10-CA/CCI and abstract in the CIHI Discharge Abstract Database and other databases.
Demonstrated ability to multitask, organize and prioritize workload, provide estimates or time and resources required to complete assignments.
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines under limited supervision.
Ability to function independently as well as work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


Graduation from an accredited Health Information Management Diploma or Bachelor Program.
Three (3) years of recent, related experience including two (2) years coding inpatient and surgical day care records in a tertiary setting and one (1) year experience as a Data Analyst and/or demonstrated experience communicating and problem solving on issues related to coding, abstracting and data validation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) Certified.