Health Information Officer (Administrative Officer III)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Canton, MA3.9

Full-time$63,000 - $91,000 a year
EducationSkills
Work schedule: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Days Off: Sunday and Saturday

The Health Information Officer plans, organizes, and directs Health Information activities/processes throughout the hospital. The individual ensures the proper ICD-10 CM coding of patient diagnoses (in Meditech system) upon admission, discharge and as needed. S/he also provides guidance to the medical and clinical staff regarding documentation to assure compliance with CMS certification, state licensure and TJC accreditation. In addition s/he oversees all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of and adherence to the organization 's policies and procedures related to the privacy of, and access to, Protected Health Information (PHI) in compliance with Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children information privacy practices and policies. The Health Information Officer will serve as Privacy Officer, and be responsible for ensuring the hospital’s policies, procedures, and practices remain in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. The individual will also oversee the preparation and integrity of hospital statistical reports and documentation audits.

For this function: Registration as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association necessary.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 40 hours per week, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Preferred Qualifications:
3-5 years’ experience working in health information field
Knowledge of and participation in Joint commission and CMS surveys

Experience using an electronic medical record, i.e. Meditech

The Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) is a Joint Commission (TJC) accredited; pediatric chronic care hospital serving children and young adults (ages 7 – 22+) operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Located on 160 acres in Canton Massachusetts, this pediatric chronic care hospital provides medical, rehabilitative, educational, recreational, habilitative, transitional, and complementary alternative medical services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their optimal level of independence in all aspects of life. All PRHC patients have chronic and highly medically complex conditions including primary diagnoses of cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and other metabolic / neuromuscular disorders. Patient secondary diagnosis for specific complications or comorbidities include: epilepsy / convulsive seizure disorders, periventricular leukomalacia, anoxic brain damage, and disorders of mitochondrial metabolism. The hospital provides 24-hour skilled nursing with medical and rehabilitative services provided according to a plan of care and has a current inpatient capacity of 93 beds.

Pre-Offer Process

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions please contact Dina Robinson at 508-977-3383.

Qualifications

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or professional experience in a particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical), and (B) of which one year must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

Substitutions:
I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or degree related directly to the specialty may be substituted for two years of the required (A) experience.
II. A Graduate or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or degree related directly to the specialty may be substituted for three years of the required (A) experience.
II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or degree related directly to the specialty may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Administrative Officer III
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Canton-3 Randolph Street
Job: Compliance and Certification
Agency: Department of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Jan 14, 2019, 12:37:12 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 62,530.26 - 90,570.48 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Nahomi Carlisle - 617-624-5471
Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE - Professional Admin.
Confidential: No