At UPMC, we are committed to keeping our communities safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.

Our recruiters will continue to fill positions throughout this time, but interviews and other processes may be modified to protect the safety of our candidates and employees. Thank you for your patience.

For more information about UPMC's response to COVID-19, please visit upmc.com/coronavirus.

Search Our Jobs

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

HIM Technician - UPMC Hamot

  • Job ID: 163554710
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Thursday - Monday 3:00pm to 11:30pm
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Health Information Mgmt
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.69 to $20.75 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Perform the duties related, but not limited to, the retrieval, distribution, and filing of medical record information needed for patient care, finance, research, legal, and filing/scanning purposes. Perform regular maintenance of medical record files (paper or electronic) including purging/pulling inactive medical records according to a retention policy, shifting of permanent files as necessary to allow for an efficient and accurate filing system, repair of medical records, and utilization of imaging system.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately assemble the legal health record upon request in accordance with regulatory reviews and court appearances.
  • Retrieve medical records, microfilm, and/or electronic records as needed for requestors by utilizing appropriate electronic systems, such as electronic chart tracking, MPAC or other hospital information system, MARS, Cerner, LanVision, EPIC, or any other electronic health information repository or HIM specific application. Provide information in a timely manner to meet the needs of requesting area.
  • Utilize the hospital information system Master Patient Index (MPI) to confirm patient data assuring the accuracy of patient data, including accuracy of patient name, medical record number, name, and visit dates and make corrections (both electronic and paper) as deemed necessary and according to the procedure.
  • Answer telephone promptly and courteously. Handle inquiries appropriately.
  • Establish and maintain good rapport and cooperative relationships with medical staff, clinicians, co-workers, supervisors, and other UPMCHS employees.
  • Prepare records and loose sheet documentation for scanning, indexing, microfilming, or filing as appropriate. Perform quantity and quality checks on records prior to and after scanning, filming, and/or filing. Verify the quality of images as readable by comparing the document on the computer terminal or film to the original to ensure accurate scanning.
  • Maintain assigned area of filing system in neat and accurate order, making use of the color-coding system to spot miss-files or other defined procedures to correct miss-filed charts.
  • Accurately account for all records leaving or returning to the HIM Department by entering the appropriate locations into the electronic chart tracking system and placing medical records or information returned to the HIM Department in appropriate locations.
  • Interact with UPMC researchers and ensure UPMC procedures regarding release of PHI for research purposes are followed.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Computer/keyboarding skills and working knowledge of office equipment operations are required.
  • Ability to accurately relay information and communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a tactful and courteous manner with peers, department management, physicians, and other healthcare professionals required.
  • 1-year previous medical record department-related experience preferred.
  • Prior medical terminology education and previous exposure to terminal digit filing are preferred.
  • General knowledge of Pennsylvania and federal HIPAA regulations regarding the proper release of information procedures preferred.
  • Prior exposure to document imaging systems and other healthcare computer applications is preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct