Clinical Coding Specialist III - Health Information Management, System Coding Services

Sharp Healthcare San Diego, CA

This position is located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego County


8 hour shift with variable start times, weekends as needed

Must be flexible in schedules as per Department's needs.

Required Skills and Qualifications

* High School Education

* Formal training in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding classification

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

* Minimum of three (3) years of hospital coding experience in each of the following coding systems: ICD-9-CM, CPT, E&M, and HCPCS.

* AAPC Certified Procedural Coder - Hospital (CPC-H)

* Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

* Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

* Registered Health Information Administrator

The Health Information Management Departments for the Metro Campus consists of Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. The HIM departments provide service to both facilities which include release of information, optical imaging functions, coding and abstracting processes, data analysis and provides customer support to physicians and clinical care providers for EMR functions. Our EMR application is Cerner and On Base is utilized for Optical Imaging. This gives us the opportunity to provide patient information electronically to all of our providers across the continuum of care. For future technology Sharp HealthCare is going to utilize Computerized Assisted Coding and Front End Speech to compliment traditional dictation and transcription processes.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego's largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

Essential Physical Requirements may include

* Sitting

* Keyboarding

* Mousing

Essential Physical Requirements may include:

May spend hours sitting at a desk, meeting table or computer terminal. Must be able to hear and speak clearly by telephone. Calmly and professionally respond to frequent deadlines for clients and able to prepare work and presentations on short notice. Ability to manage multiple tasks and deliverables.

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

"Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class."

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