The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Whiting Forensic Hospital is currently accepting applications for a Medical Records Specialist 1 position# 24878. This is a full-time, forty (40) hour per week position, 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday Thru Friday.
Please ensure that your application is complete as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: last two (2) performance appraisals (current state employees only) or two (2) professional letters of reference (non-state employees).
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Julianne Wheeler, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5868 or Julianne.Wheeler@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state medical institution or facility medical records department this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks associated with maintaining medical records and medical records coding activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in maintaining a file of medical records such as daily admissions and discharges, daily census, case histories, results of diagnostic tests, signed releases of information, medical summaries and abstracts; inspects reports and records for omissions and errors; codes and files a full range of diagnoses according to anatomical systems and in conformance with accepted international classification systems (i.e. ICD, WHO, DSM3, DRG, etc.); prepares statistical reports on such matters as classification of disease, laboratory, dental, X-ray and physiotherapy activities; prepares death certificates, burial permits and other related records; prepares reports to state and federal agencies as required; may attend probate court hearings and give testimony; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of basic medical terminology and human anatomy; knowledge of medical coding principles and techniques with particular emphasis on International Classification of Disease Adopted procedures; knowledge of principles of statistical data tabulation; knowledge of office systems and procedures; oral and written communication skills; basic interpersonal skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the maintenance of medical records and preparation of statistical reports.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:
- Experience preparing and filing probate applications
- Experience attending probate hearings and documenting the outcome of the hearings in patient records.
Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial clients will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.