Health Information Practitioner / Coder - Interior Health Authority

Job Details

Health Information Practitioner / Coder

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  • City City: Kelowna and Kamloops
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 7
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: FT, PT, & Casual openings
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: High School, College

Position Summary 

Join us in the beautiful and sunny Southern Interior of BC. We are seeking Health Information Practitioners and Coders to join our team! We have exciting opportunities in different locations throughout our region. 

View opportunities listed below. 

The salary range for this position is $28.63/hr - $35.76/hr. 

The Health Information Practitioner performs technical functions such as coding, abstracting, retrieval of computerized data and processing of medical and legal correspondence. The skills and knowledge of the Health Information Practitioner support clinical research and provide the information for medical and health care statistics. You'll love working within a friendly and supportive team environment, and will enjoy a stimulating organizational culture.

The successful applicant participates in the quality improvement program of Health Information Management Services to ensure compliance with established guidelines, external regulatory and accreditation requirements and to ensure consistency of quality data for the organization’s internal data needs and identify, investigate and prevent violations.

What will you work on?

Interior Health facilities provide medical, surgical and specialty services to patients throughout its service area. In this position the Health Information Practitioner will work with acute and surgical daycare abstracts.

How will you create an impact?

Data extracted from charts coded by Health Information Practitioners is used to identify best practice, develop methodologies used to support quality improvement projects, evaluate delivery of services for quality patient care, as well as for strategic planning and funding, to justify increased resource use, public health surveillance, and research purposes.

How will we help you grow?

Health Information Management leadership at Interior Health is dedicated to providing a work environment where employees are encouraged and supported in the development of their careers, offering a variety of opportunities to support the development of interpersonal, emotional and professional skills.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for dedicated professionals who are passionate about Health Information Management, interested in technology, enjoy working with data and want to make a difference in health care.

Interior Health offers excellent benefits and the opportunity to maximize your skills! Apply today!

View our opportunities here:

  • Relief Full-Time Kelowna
  • Relief Part Time .71 Kamloops
  • Relief Full-Time Kamloops
  • Relief Full-Time Kelowna
  • Permanent Full-Time Kelowna
  • Casual Kamloops
  • Casual Kelowna

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Health Information Practitioners. Certified by the Canadian College of Health Information Management and eligible for active membership with Canadian Health Information Management Association.
  • Knowledge of protection of privacy and freedom of information legislation, patient’s rights to confidentiality and legal requirements for the production of records.
  • Knowledge of health information systems and database management, statistical calculations, and interpretation of reports from administrative and clinical databases.
  • One year’s recent related experience in a HIMS department of an acute care health care facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

What you will do:

Interior Health facilities provide medical, surgical and specialty services to patients throughout its service area. In this position the Health Information Practitioner will work with acute and surgical daycare abstracts.

Perks & Benefits

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Caring is at the heart of who we are. We strive to live out our vision: Health and well-being for all, as we deliver hospital, community and long-term care services to the over 834,000 people across British Columbia’s southern Interior region. For more than 20 years, Interior Health has worked together with partners and communities, inspired by innovation and the pursuit of a healthier tomorrow. We want you to enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and get to know the people around you. The range of careers at IH includes: financial advisors who oversee health care resources, technology professionals who support digital health services; nurses, food and nutrition staff, plant services and support workers in health-care facilities, and allied health and physicians on the front line of patient care. Care Lives Here.