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Coding Technologist

Requisition ID: 10111 

Position Number: 20030905

Posting End Date: July 18, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Health Information Services 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: CUPE-1550(204)

Anticipated Start Date: 07/30/2018 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.5

Annual Base Hours: 1950

Salary: $19.868, $20.464, $21.078, $21.710, $22.362, $23.033

 

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Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Coding and Analysis, the incumbent is responsible for coding inpatient and day surgery health records utilizing ICD-10-CA and CCI and abstracting those records in accordance with CIHI standards. Extracts data from the health record and appropriately enters that data into the on-line abstracting system in accordance with current coding and abstracting standards. Makes adjustments to abstracts based on updated chart documentation, edit failure reports and quality data reviews. Responsible for ensuring completeness and accuracy of encoded and abstracted information in order to meet strict schedules for data submission.

Experience

  • Experience within the past three (3) years using ICD-10-CA and CCI (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Canada and Canadian Classification of Interventions) to code in accordance with CIHI Canadian Coding Standards.
  • Experience within the past three (3) years completing abstracts in accordance with the CIHI Discharge Abstract Database Manual rules and guidelines.
  • Preference given to those with knowledge and experience using the Manitoba Abstract Data Elements (MADE).

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Successful completion of a CHIMA-recognized Health Information Management program required.
  • Successful challenge of the CHIMA National Certification examination, with a valid CHIMA certificate, current active CHIMA membership preferred.

Certification/Licensure/Registration

  • Successful completion of a CHIMA-recognized Health Information Management program required. Successful challenge of the CHIMA National Certification examination, with a valid CHIMA certificate, current active CHIMA membership preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Ability to assign diagnosis typing in accordance with the CIHI Coding Standards.
  • Ability to analyze information in patient records in order to select appropriate codes, abstract data elements and assign patient services.
  • Ability to use Folio Views to assign diagnosis and intervention codes.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and to prioritize demands in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to recognize when key data, required to select appropriate codes and abstract elements, is missing from the patient record.
  • Detail-oriented with an appreciation for data quality.
  • Ability to use appropriate reference materials.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to ask appropriate questions to gain assistance.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to a team effort.

Physical Requirements

  • Extended periods using a computer, including viewing on-line information and using a mouse.
  • Very frequent deadline pressures.
  • Requires careful attention to detail with a high level of accuracy .

 

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

 

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, Health Sciences Centre, 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.


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