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HIM Specialist

Location: 12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
Department: Health Information Management
Categories: Clerical, HIM / CDI
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 5:00 AM-1:30 PM
Schedule: Days


**Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 5:00am - 1:30pm **

Performs a variety of key responsibilities associated with medical records functions, providing primary department and multi-line telephone coverage. Promotes and supports availability of accurate, complete, and timely medical records. Multi-task oriented with the ability to appropriately handle complex issues while providing excellent customer service to all (internal and external), including physicians, clinical staff, patients, reviewers, etc. Demonstrates excellent communications skills of all types. Works to promote a spirit of teamwork within the department and organization. Processes incoming requests for medical information of all types, including acceptance of subpoenas, authorizations, and releasing of records according to HIPAA guidelines, state law, and LMHS policies and procedures. Must stay knowledgeable of continuing changes and activities within the health system. Coordinates Physician Incomplete Record activities and maintains Medical Staff communication. Coordinates all aspects of the physician suspension process. Coordinates and expedites physician completion of incomplete records and chart retrievals for coders within designated time frames, working closely with physicians, physician offices, HIM staff and hospital departments. Assists with department coverage to include all HIM duties. Performs final analysis of records. Prepares, processes, and files birth certificates electronically to the State of Florida, Vital Statistics according to guidelines. Completes newborn Florida Healthy Start forms and submits to Lee County Public Health Unit. Notary may be required.

Additional Experience Requirements:
- M
ust have a reliable personal vehicle that is used to retrieve records from acute care sites
- Must have a clean driving record and proof of insurance


Educational Requirements

Degree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
High School Diploma or EquivalentRequiredor

Additional Requirements

additional certification preferred

Experience Requirements

Minimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
1 YearHIMRequiredor
1 YearClerical/AdministrativeRequired

State of Florida Licensure Requirements

Not Required

Certifications/Registration Requirements