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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/20/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID133181

AgencyCorrections and Community Supervision, Department of

TitleHealth Information Management Technician 1

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade13

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $50347 to $61330 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address 6514 State Route 26

City Rome


Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications You must be currently certified by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Duties Description As a Health Information Management Technician 1, you would review diagnostic and therapeutic medical records for completeness, accuracy, and to reflect current and future treatment needs; ensure records are compliant with accreditation, research, and legal requirements; supervise and perform coding of diseases, diagnoses, operations, and procedures; participate in committees concerned with policies and procedures governing medical records; assist facility staff in resolving problems with proper medical records maintenance and use; train staff in the goals and procedures of the health information management program; and when necessary, work on wards, units, clinics, and other locations in the facility or the community where treatment services are provided. Supervision of lower level staff may be required.

Organizes, reviews, manages, and analyzes health records for completeness and accuracy to ensure that the maintenance of quality, security, accessibility, and compliance with accreditation and legal requirements in both paper records, hybrid records, and electronic health records. Ensures that the necessary components are present, complete, and accurate, such as clinical progress notes, laboratory reports, and treatment records; and notifies appropriate staff of discrepancies. Collects, reviews, and processes facility staff medical and clinical services documentation as required for Medicaid funding. Transcribes and codes medical, clinical, and mental health services, diseases, procedures, therapy treatments, and diagnoses in accordance with national classification systems. Corresponds with individuals and entities regarding health record information. Enters and maintains databases for the tracking of health information disclosures and runs reports to ensure timely completion of requests. Applies and implements legal and regulatory policies, procedures, and requirements for access and disclosure of Protected Health Information; and tracks, reports, and/or investigates privacy issues and breaches. Provides technical assistance, training, support, and guidance to facility and clinical staff on health information management requirements, including diagnostic and procedural coding, to meet local, State, and federal guidelines. Advises clinical staff on health records policy and procedures and instructs treatment staff in proper methods of entering data into health records. Prepares, retrieves, and participates in data collection and presentation for clinical and administrative review. Conducts audits for utilization review activities; and refers deficiencies to the Utilization Review Committee for further investigation. Implements corrective actions as determined by internal and external audit findings. May supervise lower-level clerical and support staff.

At full performance level; typically under the direction of a Health Information Management Technician 2, performs a variety of activities related to the collection, review, data-entry, maintenance, storage, transfer, disclosure, quality, preservation, and disposal of health records at State facilities; and may supervise and/or provide technical expertise to lower-level clerical support staff engaged in health records maintenance activities.

Additional Comments Starting Salary of $50,347 for the SG-13. Add $0.75 cents per hour hazard duty pay per hour worked paid quarterly.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Kaila Vazquez

Telephone 315-339-5232x3601


Email Address


Street 6514 State Route 26

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440


Notes on ApplyingA complete Background investigation, including a criminal background check.

If you fail to maintain your certification once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position. *Reimbursement up to $200 per program year for licensing fees. If you are appointed and lose your license or current registration, your employment may be terminated.

All individuals appointed to Health Information Management Technician 1 classified positions will be required to satisfactorily complete a probationary period of 52 weeks, which begins at the time of permanent appointment. During probation, appointees will complete a training and development program that includes on the job training and carefully designed and monitored work experience.

All Mohawk DOCCS employees receive a generous benefits package including:
13 paid vacation days the first year of employment
5 paid personal days and 13 paid holidays each year
Paid sick and cancer screening leave
Healthcare coverage
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
NYS Employees Retirement System Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Free parking

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