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Health Information Services Analyst

Requisition ID: 327537 

Position Number: 20047391

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: St. Boniface Hospital

Work Location: St. Boniface Hospital

Department / Unit: Hlth Information Services - Coding 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $23.554, $24.263, $24.989, $25.740, $26.511, $27.305


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Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the SUPERVISOR, Coding, Med Legal & Inquiry and while demonstrating a commitment to the Mission, Values and Management Philosophy of St. Boniface Hospital, the Health Information Services (HIS) ANALYST is responsible for assisting the Supervisor Coding, Med Legal & Inquiry with routine data quality audits, monthly Manitoba Health edits, maintaining medical record numbers, physicians and patient care units in the Coding and Abstracting system and with student practicums; working with the Decision Support Analyst to develop new data quality audits; coding and abstracting data; participating on relevant committees; and performing other related duties as assigned


  • Three (3) years’ recent experience as an Analyst in a Health Information Services department OR
  • five (5) years’ recent experience in coding/abstracting using International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition, Canada and Canadian Classification of Interventions (ICD-10-CA/CCI) coding classification required
  • Thorough knowledge of coding rules and principles and of the Manitoba Health (MH) Hospital Abstract User Manual is required
  • Knowledge of Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Manitoba Health and WRHA standards and methodologies required
  • Recent experience working with Crystal Reports and MED2020 EMTs (Edits Management Tool)

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Grade XII or recognized equivalent
  • Successful completion of an accredited Health Records Technician Program, Health Information Technologist (HIT) Program, Health Information Management Program , or recognized equivalent required
  • Formal training and / or work experience using spreadsheets, databases and word processing
  • Successful completion of SBH HIT aptitude (competency) test (70% on Part A and 70% on Part B) within 90 days
  • Ability to successfully achieve an accuracy rate of 75% based on all fields coded/abstracted within 90 days
  • Ability to successfully achieve coding and abstracting a number of charts (daily average) equal to 73% of the coding peer group (i.e., Obstetrics/New Born, Medical/Surgical, or Day/Night Care coding) within 90 days


  • Certified by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Requires high level attention to detail with a high accuracy expectation
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Legible handwriting
  • Mature, professional manner
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to retain information of a confidential nature
  • Good interpersonal communication skills

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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