As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With 164 beds and hundreds of physicians, Sierra Vista puts advanced technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to deliver quality healthcare to Central Coast residents and visitors. Its distinct, high-level services include neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy), neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics and trauma. Sierra Vista houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the countyâ��s designated trauma center. Sierra Vista is recognized as a leader in orthopedics, cancer care and is a Joint Commission accredited primary stroke center. Sierra Vista is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been serving the community since 1959.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
Provide clinically based concurrent and retrospective review of inpatient medical records to evaluate the documentation and utilization of acute care services. Includes facilitation of appropriate physician documentation of care to accurately reflect patient severity of illness and risk of mortality. Will play a significant role in obtaining accurate and compliant reimbursement for acute care services and in reporting quality of care outcomes.
Minimum of 1 years clinical or inpatient coding experience in an acute care setting required; 3 years experience strongly preferred.
â�¢ Famililarity with coding concepts and coding software desired.
â�¢ Knowledge of care delivery documentation systems and related medical record documents.
â�¢ Knowledge of age-specific needs and the elements of disease processes and related procedures.
â�¢ Strong broad-based clinical knowledge and understanding of pathology/physiology of disease processes.
â�¢ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
â�¢ Excellent critical thinking skills.
â�¢ Excellent interpersonal skills to build effective partnering relationships with physicians, nurse staff, hospital management staff, and health information systems coding staff.
â�¢ Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment.
â�¢ Computer literacy and familiarity with the operation of basic office equipment.
â�¢ Assertive personality traits to facilitate ongoing physician communication.
â�¢ Ability to stand and walk for periods of time is required in the performance of job responsibilities.
â�¢ Working knowledge of Medicare reimbursement system and coding structures/national coding guidelines.
Job: Medical Records
Primary Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Facility: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
If Other Shift, Specify: M-F, possibility of one weekend per pay period
Shift Begin: 8:00 AMShift End: 4:30 PM
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.