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Coding Technologist - Repost

Requisition ID: 343732   

Position Number: 20071613

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: St. Boniface Hospital

Department / Unit: Hlth Information Services - Coding   

Job Stream: Non-Clinical   


Anticipated Start Date: 08/25/2023   

FTE: 0.80   

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $21.852, $22.510, $23.186, $23.880, $24.597, $25.337


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Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the SUPERVISOR, CODING/DATA QUALITY and while demonstrating a commitment to the Mission, Values and Management Philosophy of St. Boniface Hospital, the CODING TECHNOLOGIST is responsible for accurately coding diagnoses and interventions from the health records utilizing the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CA/CCI); abstracting coded information into the computer in accordance with mandates and guidelines established by Manitoba Health (MH) and Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI); adjusting abstracts based on updated chart documentation, edit failure reports, CIHI Default Reports, routine and ad hoc data quality audits; and performing other related duties as assigned.


  • Two (2) years experience in coding/abstracting work experience using ICD-10-CA/CCI coding classification required
  • Thorough knowledge of coding rules and principles and of the MH Hospital Abstract User Manual is required
  • Knowledge of CIHI standards and methodologies required

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Grade XII or recognized equivalent
  • Successful completion of an accredited Health Records Technician Program, Health Information Technologist Program, Health Information Management Program, or recognized equivalent required
  • Successful completion of SBH HIT aptitude (competency) test (70% on Part A and 70% on Part B)


  • Membership with the Canadian Health Information Management Association preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to successfully achieve an accuracy rate of 75% based on all fields coded/abstracted with 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
  • 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


St. Boniface Hospital is committed to empowering a workforce that welcomes and celebrates diversity by fostering culturally safe places for all employees. We strive to celebrate our diverse workforce and the outstanding work we do every day. 


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.


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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