Our client, a 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital, about an hour from Albuquerque, is looking for a HIM Director to join their team.
The role of the Director of Health Information Management is to strategically plan, supervise, and coordinate daily operations in the Health Information Department in order to provide timely and quality services to administration, medical staff, patients, families, and other organizations associated with this health care system in accordance with standards established by the medical staff, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, state and federal regulatory agencies. This role also coordinates advancement, growth, and improvement of the Health Information Management Department.
Supervised by: Chief Financial Officer
Supervises: Health Information Department Employees
Evaluated by: Chief Financial Officer
Education: Minimum: Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology; Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Technology
- At least 3 years supervisory/management experience in health Information technology field
- Required Certification/Licensure: AHIMA registration as a RHIA or RHIT
- Must have knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding as well as ICD-10 CM/PCS. Preferred: AHIMA approved ICD-10 trainer.
- Must have knowledge of JCAHO requirements
- Must have knowledge of state and federal regulations in regards to health information and coding issues
- Must have knowledge of DRG’s and APC’s
- Excellent skills and knowledge of personal computers & software programs used to prepare reports, code and abstract records, compile statistics, prepare presentations, research information and perform other health information functions
This city is a diverse community of 9,300 people descending from many cultures and backgrounds. Our climate is mild year-round, typical of the high desert. We are located 1 hour west of Albuquerque on I-40 and 1 hour east of Gallup. Our area offers low property taxes, inexpensive housing, the convenience of a nearby large city, and an abundance of open space. The area offers scenic vistas of mountains and mesas, historical attractions, a national forest, national monuments, state parks, and many forms of outdoor recreation. It also plays a vital role in the mining and forest restoration industries as well. Great food served in a genuine atmosphere of beauty and enchantment. We still revere tradition here as well as innovations and continue to celebrate the early blend of Native American and Spanish cultures that created our singular cuisine, different from anywhere else in the American Southwest or Mexico.