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Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist 3, Astoria, OR

Organization: Columbia Memorial Hospital
Category: Professional
Location: Astoria, OR
Date Job Posted: December 11, 2021
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Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist 3

Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, OR) · Health Information Mgmt - Astoria, OR
Clerical / Administrative -Full Time, Days, Shift Length: 8
Req # 2021367

Generous Benefit Package:

  • 100% employer paid healthcare benefits: very affordable dependent premiums
  • 70% off on Hospital Services for you and eligible family members
  • Retirement Plans with generous matching and profit share contributions
  • Paid Time Off: Up to 28 days per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Access to Hospital Gym


The HIM Specialist 3 is responsible for overseeing the accurate release of information functions of the Health Information Management Department including requests for records from patients, providers, attorneys, governmental agencies, and other internal and external customers. Respond to subpoenas in accordance with state and federal privacy and confidentiality rules and laws. Reviews requests to ensure they are HIPAA compliant. Returns non-compliant request to the requestor with authorization requirements. Provide notary public services for hospital record releases as required. Responsible for general office duties including answering telephones and assisting walk-in customers with release of information requests. Responsible for preparing records for Peer Review. Responsible for submitting reports to the Death and Suicide Registry. Responsible for ordering supplies for the department. Responsible for recording and maintaining minutes for the department monthly meeting. The ability to effectively perform all HIM Specialist 1 and 2 duties.

Job Requirements: Knowledge of /Skill/Ability to: General office skills including typing, telephones, Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel. The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Attention to detail. Type 40 wpm. Thorough knowledge of state and federal release of information rules and laws with specific knowledge of HIPAA requirements for patient privacy and confidentiality. The ability to effectively interpret and correctly apply HIPAA regulations regarding Release of Information. The ability to read and understand patient record documentation. Decision-making, critical thinking skills and the ability to work independently are required.

License/Certification: Notary public or obtain Notary public within six months of hire.

Education and/or Experience: Associates degree required. RHIT or RHIA certification preferred. RHIT or RHIA certification substitutes for experience. Successful completion of Medical Terminology class required. One year previous experience in Health Information Department preferred. General office practices and procedures and computer applications required. Professional communication skills and ability to multitask. Excellent customer service skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance

Position involves standing, walking, stooping and occasional carrying and lifting of lightweight materials (up to 20 pounds). May be required to sit for extended periods of time. Requires visual acuity and depth perception to recognize words and numbers; and hand and finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination to use a computer keyboard and common office equipment including photocopier, fax machine, telephones, scanners etc. Must be able to use a computer keyboard and spend extended periods of time looking at a computer monitor. Must be able to work in an office environment with the noise of office machinery.

About Us

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.

As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient’s goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.

Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit:

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