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Health Information Practitioner (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)
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Competition #:01411748
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Reports To:MANAGER
Hourly Wage:$28.06 - $34.97

Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking casual Health Information Practitioners for many of our sites. In your application, please specify the location you are applying to:

• Kelowna General Hospital
• Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.
• Vernon Jubilee Hospital
• Penticton Regional Hospital
• East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C.
• Kootenay Boundary Hospital in Trail, B.C.

The Health Information Practitioner performs technical functions such as coding, abstracting, retrieval of computerized data and processing of medical and legal correspondence. The skills and knowledge of the Health Information Practitioner support clinical research and provide the information for medical and health care statistics. You'll love working within a friendly and supportive team environment, and will enjoy a stimulating organizational culture.

The successful applicant participates in the quality improvement program of Health Information Management Services to ensure compliance with established guidelines, external regulatory and accreditation requirements and to ensure consistency of quality data for the organization’s internal data needs and identify, investigate and prevent violations.

Interior Health offers the opportunity to maximize your skills! We are an organization that provides you with room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply today!

Education, Training and Experience:

• Graduation from a recognized program for Health Information Practitioners. Certified by the Canadian College of Health Information Management and eligible for active membership with Canadian Health Information Management Association.
• Knowledge of protection of privacy and freedom of information legislation, patient’s rights to confidentiality and legal requirements for the production of records
• Knowledge of health information systems and database management, statistical calculations, and interpretation of reports from administrative and clinical databases.
• One year’s recent related experience in a HIMS department of an acute care health care facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT