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Health Records Technician 1 - Repost

Requisition ID: 337182 

Position Number: 20036540

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Victoria General Hospital

Department / Unit: Health Info Services 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP - 08/11/2024

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.50 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

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

Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager of Health Information Services the Health Information Management Professional is responsible for a diversity of Health Information Services functions including: release of patient information, coding and abstracting of patient data, analysis of data, filing and retrieval of charts, and report generation/dissemination.


  • Working knowledge of ICD-10-CA/CCI coding, Med2020 Abstracting, the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), National Rehab Reporting System (NRS), and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Graduate of a CHIMA-recognized Health Information Management Program or recognized equivalent required.


  • Current active CHIMA membership preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) and Case Mix Groups (CMG).
  • Ability to effectively:
    • type at a minimum of 60 w.p.m. in a hospital typing test
    • read, write legibly and follow oral and written instructions
    • relate on an interpersonal basis with others
    • perform standard operating procedures to the position
    • complete a VGH coding test (min. 70%)
    • achieve an accuracy rate of 75% based on all fields coded/abstracted, and reach the peer group average of number of charts coded within 90 days
  • Clerical aptitude and ability to effectively maintain records and reports related to the position.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, work independently, and make effective
  • decisions.
  • Knowledge of computerized patient data systems and office applications.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health to meet the position’s demands.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


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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