This is a temporary part-time opportunity for approximately 12 months
In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health System – and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada’s leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.
A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.
To support us on our journey, Sinai Health System is looking for a Health Information Professional (HIP) to support our Performance Measurement and Reporting Department at our Mount Sinai Hospital Campus.
The Health Information Professional (HIP) is responsible to code and abstract ambulatory visits including Emergency Department, Day Surgery, Clinic and low acuity inpatient. The HIP will effectively manage and support coding and abstracting based on internal coding and abstracting standards and guidelines along with those set by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Ontario Ministry of Health (MoH). Flexible offsite options may be available.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coding and abstracting of Emergency department visits using ICD-10-CA/CCI and MED2020 Winrecs application
- Coding and abstracting Day Surgery and Clinic charts as required
- Coding and abstracting low acuity inpatient visits as required
- Generate adhoc reports from MED2020 Winrecs to run incomplete chart report to assess coding completion status
- Supports and applies internal coding standards and guidelines along with those set out by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Ontario Ministry of Health (MoH)
- Maintains departmental performance standards for productivity and data quality
- Supports and collaborates on practices and procedures as it relates to data consistency and comparability among various hospital databases
- Evaluates casemix group assignments using both provincial and national methodologies
- Generates routine and adhoc Quality Assurance (QA) reports
- Corrects errors from internal QA reports along with CIHI and MoH data quality reports
- Reviews charts for completion requirement including documentation specific expectations for accurate reflection of acuity and CACS groupings
- Provide expertise to clinical stakeholders with respect to documentation, coding, abstracting and casemix
- Performs other duties related to the position as assigned
- Successful completion of a Health Information Management/Professional program from an accredited educational institution
- Certification with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
- Current active CHIMA member in good standing and maintained on an annual basis
- Affiliation or membership with the Ontario Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) an asset
- Demonstrated knowledge of MED2020 Coding/Abstracting system (Winrecs) or related software
- Use of Cerner Hospital ADT system an asset
- Demonstrated coding competency in Emergency, Day Surgery and Clinics visits using International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Version, Canada (ICD -10-CA) and the Canadian Classification of Health Interventions (CC)
- An in-depth knowledge and understanding of provincial and national casemix groupings such as CMGs,HIGs, ACWs, RILs, ELOS is a definite asset
- Ability to follow established patterns and procedures in reviewing and abstracting information from both paper and electronic medical records
- Proficient in Windows-based applications environment
- Knowledge of Health System Funding Reform (HSFR), the Health Based Allocation Model (HBAM) and Quality Based Procedures (QBPs) is an asset
- Adaptable to an ever changing environment especially as it relates to the migration of the paper medical record to the electronic medical record and data sources for coding requirements
- Maintain annual and in-year education requirements supporting updates to internal and external coding standards especially as they relate to hospital funding; updates to information technology, specifically as it relates to the evolution of the electronic medical record
- Commitment to continued professional and personal growth and development through the CHIMA Continuing Education Program, CIHI, MoH and internal education along with Self Directed Learning Opportunities
- Must be well organized and able to demonstrate high productivity and accuracy with attention to detail
- Demonstrated excellent communication and customer service skills
- Ability to work independently and within a team
- Ability to exercise tact and discretion
- Strong time-management skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while balancing multiple priorities
- Professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to patients, staff and the business of Sinai Health
- Independent learner with strong organization and time management skills
- Demonstrates professionalism, respect/caring, integrity, dedication and excellence in the work environment
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, establish and build effective working relationships with a commitment to team work and respect for peers
- Proven commitment to team collaboration and approaches to problem solving, departmental objectives, professional development as well as the Mission, Vision, Values of Sinai Health
- Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history
All applications must be submitted by no later than 4:00 p.m. of the posting deadline date.
Sinai Health is committed to fostering a culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers. As such, all employees will follow safe work practices and comply with the roles and responsibilities that are outlined with respect to health and safety policies, procedures and training. In accordance with Sinai Health policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Sinai Health is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at any Sinai Health site. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by Sinai Health’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call the Accommodation Phone Line at 416-586-4800 ext. 7050 or email HiringProcessAccommodation.email@example.com