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Company: Downtown Emergency Service Center
Location: Seattle, WA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Title: Clinical Programs Health Information Management Compliance Specialist Days Off: Saturday, Sunday Pay Range: $42,673 - $48,281 annually Shift: Office Day Location: Downtown/Pioneer Square Insurance Benefits: Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage) Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC gives people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. The Clinical Programs Health Information Management Compliance Specialist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the purpose of providing a spectrum of administrative services to the clinical programs. Considerable attention and skill is needed in the area of data systems and tracking. The HIM Compliance Specialist will work under the supervision of the Contracts & Quality Assurance Manager to ensure clinical programs are complying with all applicable laws, regulations and contract requirements. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adherence to the HIM compliance and clinical documentation improvement program including training clinical staff on documentation standards.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for department managers on documentation standards that comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Identify, communicate and coordinate activities to address opportunities to improve processes.
  • Assure submission of all required reports.
  • Communicate procedures and other discrete requirements to program staff.
  • Assist with the collection of data and analysis requested by the quality assurance/improvement committee.
  • Complete credentialing process for the various programs.
  • Participate in internal and external clinical auditing process, including but not limited to quarterly documentation reviews.
  • Monitor service and other program data in order to track performance and compliance in identified areas.
  • Assist various clinical programs with reporting requirements.
  • Assist with data entry related to clinical programs as needed.
  • Assist in development of clinical documentation improvement program.
  • Comply with all agency policies and procedures, relevant Washington Administrative Code, RCWs, HIPAA Privacy Rules and King County Behavioral Health Organization policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in relevant team meetings, agency sponsored trainings and all-staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Familiarity with mental health systems and/or chemical dependency treatment systems.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases queries.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with staff from various backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work efficiently; prioritize workload, work under pressure with tight time lines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision, and act of own initiative, within agency procedural guidelines.
  • Initiative and creativity in problem solving and system development.
  • Willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with co-workers to accomplish all responsibilities of the team.
  • Subscribe to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for clients.
  • Appropriate safeguarding and handling of confidential and proprietary information.
  • Experience working in social services, specifically with individuals who are impacted by homelessness, mental illness and/or substance abuse.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other employees by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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