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Health Information Practitioner
Location:Kelowna
Facility:KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01412273
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Facility:KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Department:OKR HEALTH RECORDS CODE
Reports To:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage:$28.06 - $34.97
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

Kelowna General Hospital is seeking a permanent full time Health Information Practitioner.

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.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 07:00 to 15:00.

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is responsible for providing medical and surgical specialty services to over 184,000 residents in the Central Okanagan and is a primary teaching site for medical students in the University of British Columbia's Southern Medical Program.

Interior Health offers excellent benefits, 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!
 
Qualifications

• 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