Term-Limited Injury Medical Record Reviewer - Part-Time
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
February 19, 2018
Part Time - Experienced
Admin / Clerical
Make a real difference . . . Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado's people and the quality of its environment.
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our tobacco-free campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
Employee wellness programs and facilities
Extensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects
Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racks
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system
Flexible retirement benefitsincluding a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans
The Work Unit: The Violence and Injury Prevention-Mental Health Promotion (VIP-MHP) Branch exists to coordinate state and local efforts to prevent death and disability in Colorado due to unintentional and intentional injuries through the use of surveillance, health policy, legislation, public awareness and education, technical assistance, assessments and evaluation, funding and intervention programs.
What You'll Be Doing: This position's main duty is to assign International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) codes that describe the cause of injury, the diagnosis, and the treatment (procedures) documented by physicians in the medical record and abstract information from the records. Clinically, injuries can be trauma to any part of the body or poisoning, including drug poisoning. Due to the varied and complex nature of injuries, there are over 43,000 injury diagnosis codes in ICD-10-CM coding scheme. To successfully accomplish the main duty, this position requires an understanding of the release of medical information processes in hospitals in order to request medical records and requires knowledge of medical terminology, diagnostic procedures, and the components of a medical record, whether in print, imaged, or in an electronic health record software system.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Two (2) years of professional experience abstracting or reviewing clinical information from medical records. Experience must include training and/or experience with ICD-10-CM coding scheme.
*Disclosure: Position will be responsible for reviewing documentation related to injuries. The information may be graphic or unsettling.
This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.
Associates degree in Health Information Management or closely related degree will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Education must include training and/or experience with ICD-10-CM coding scheme.
Certification related to the work assigned to the position will substitute for two years of the required experience (e.g., Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); Certified Professional Medical Coding Auditor (CPMA); Certified Professional Coder (CPC); Certified Outpatient Coder (COC))
A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)
Conditions of Employment:
A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Human Resources office with an official disposition of any charges.
Must be able to travel independently statewide 10% of the time.
This is a term-limited position; funding cannot be guaranteed beyond February 11, 2021.
Preferred Qualifications and Essential Competencies: The preferred experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:
Certification in ICD-10-CM;
Experience working in medical records including processing confidential documents;
Superior oral and written communication skills;
Excellent customer service skills;
Excellent attention to detail;
Excellent multi-tasking skills;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
A complete application packet must include:
A completed State of Colorado application.
If applicable, copy of current, valid certificate (e.g., Registered Health Information Technician )
Transcripts (if applicable)
The Selection Process
All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDPHE does not sponsor non-residents of the United States.
Internal Number: 5248
About Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our professionals strive to make Colorado the world’s healthiest place to live. Our non-smoking campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:•Employee wellness programs and facilities•Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers, bike racks, tire repair kits, and locks•Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system•Strong, yet flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans•Medical and dental health plans•Paid life insurance•Short- and long-term disability coverage•10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off•Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees•Tuition assistance, and•Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, extensive training opportunities and moreCDPHE has a stro...ng commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:•Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it’s supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.•Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency. •Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services.