Health Information Coordinator – AK Child & Family – Anchorage, AK

Health Information Coordinator
AK Child & Family 3 reviewsAnchorage, AK 99507

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Health Information Coordinator is responsible for oversight and maintenance of medical records for AK Child & Family students across all agency programs. S/he is responsible for maintaining health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems in both paper and electronic formats. S/he is responsible for ensuring that medical records documentation is complete according to AK Child & Family policy, state and federal law. S/he is responsible for communicating with and disseminating information to internal and external sources, including requesting/releasing medical record information. S/he is responsible for ensuring security and confidentiality of student records according to AK Child & Family policy, state and federal law.

S/he will assist in the coordination of admissions to AK Child & Family programs including timely student chart set up with all pertinent documents. S/he is responsible for producing reports as requested. S/he participates as Member of the Medical Records Committee. S/he collects, interprets and analyzes data to produce the audit reports for the Medical Records Committee. S/he monitors and disseminates reports to monitor timely document completion. S/he will work with the Revenue Cycle Manager and the Performance Improvement Team to conduct medical record quality improvement activities.

S/he will collaborate with staff to obtain necessary information for chart set up and/or file closure, including correcting deficiencies in documentation and communicating information to enhance quality outcomes. S/he will develop and conduct trainings as needed to include proper documentation techniques and the use of medical records systems. S/he is responsible for closing out files upon student discharge, including organizing for retrieval and auditing purposes. S/he is responsible for becoming knowledgeable on other services to provide backup for other medical records staff in their absence. S/he assists the Revenue Cycle Manager in developing annual goals and objectives for the medical records department. S/he consults with other departments and programs to problem-solve and develop improved health information management to ensure systems are in place to efficiently exceed all external regulations and internal procedures. S/he completes Release of Information requests, ensuring compliance with privacy and security standards.

  • All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives.

Supervision and Coordination of Services:

The Health Information Coordinator reports to the Revenue Cycle Manager and works collaboratively with members of the department, residential and community program staff.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The Health Information Coordinator must have an understanding of medical records systems both electronic and paper. S/he must be able to relate to pre-adolescent and adolescent population. Experience in working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents is preferred. Strong organizational skills are essential. The Health Information Coordinator must demonstrate excellent written, interpersonal, oral communication skills and ability to act as part of an interdisciplinary team. S/he must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the English language. S/he must demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse and/or special needs population. Knowledge of computer systems is required. Current Alaska driver’s license and insurance is required.

Education and experience: Two years experience in Health Information Management or a related area is required. Experience working with electronic health records management software is preferred. Registration and/or certification by the American Health Information Management Association in one or more of the following is preferred: Registered Health Information Associate (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS). Experience working with The Joint Commission standards, OCS licensing regulations and federal and state regulations is preferred.

Physical Demands:

S/he must be 21 years of age. S/he will have the ability to drive a vehicle between campuses. S/he will have the ability to do both data entry and word processing with a personal computer at a minimum of 45 words per minute. S/he will have the ability to work with files stored in cabinets to 55″ high. S/he will have the ability to use copy machines that are 44″ high. S/he will have the ability to handle and transport records and notebooks weighing up to 20 lbs. S/he will have the ability to utilize standard telephone for long periods of time.

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