Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/26/21
Applications Due: 11/08/21
Vacancy ID: 93343

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHealth Information Management Technician 2

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade15

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $50967 to $64981 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATIOINS:

Transfer Qualifications: Any Current HIM Tech 2
Anyone eligible for a 70.1 Transfer

Promotional Qualifications: Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List

Provisional Qualifications: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who
meet the qualifications below may be qualified for a provisional

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
On or before the date of filing an application, you must meet one of the following requirements:
1. You must be currently certified by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); OR
2. You must be currently certified by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) AND have one year of full-time professional (post-RHIT) health information management experience*.
*For purposes of this examination, professional health information management experience must include: reviewing medical records with physicians, coding and indexing diseases and operative procedures, compiling statistics required for hospital service analysis, and responsibility for all technical aspects of the implementation of a facility health information management program.
Conditions of Employment:
If three or fewer interested promotional candidates respond to this notice, the agency may, at its discretion, nominate a qualified employee for non-competitive promotion under the provisions of Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory re-employment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.


The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is currently seeking a Health Information Management Technician (HIM Tech II), to work in the Health Information Management Department at Sunmount DDSO in Tupper Lake, New York. The HIM Tech II’s primary focus is to assist the Heath Information Management Administrator (HIMA), covering supervision of the department in the Heath Information Management Administrator's absence, assist in supervision of support staff in the HIM department, as well as assisting in the following areas: staff assignments, medical record reviews, training, interpretation of policy and procedure, problem solving, staff evaluation, medical records reports and adherence to medical records accreditation standards.


• Provide coverage of supervision of the HIM department in the absence of the HIMA
• Run and report the daily census as needed
• Become a TABS coordinator (will train)
• Process and complete requests for information
• Maintain, sort, and organize all documents/charts/electronic records that come into the department from (five) county offices.
• Sort, organize, assemble, label, and file all records of excess discharge and death from Outpatient, SOIRA’s, Family Care, and Campus.
• Electronic Health Record (EHR) tasks such as record deletions and corrections, portal access, and querying the EHR for documentation requests.
• Read through and retrieve critical documentation from historical files to aid in physician/nurse/clinician requests for previous medical/medication history and for continued care and treatment.
• Gather and assemble records for court hearings, transport records to court, and when requested, produce in court documentation for the hearing. At the end of the hearing, transport records back to Surmount and return all gathered records to appropriate departments.
• Create a notarized record certification statement attesting to the origin of the records presented in court.
• Ability to travel, as needed, to various locations throughout New York state for court hearings, audits, and special projects.
• Complete special projects and audits as needed/assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by November 8, 2021 to:

2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161

Please reference the above EOA # 21-119 in all correspondence.
Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
o Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
o For more information on PSLF, please visit

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Contact Information

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 21-119 in all correspondence.