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Health Records Technician 1

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

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Health Record Technician 1

Full-Time, Permanent

-Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)

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This recruitment will be used to fill multiple permanent vacancies. -Application review will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the process. -It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.

The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for two (2) full-time Health Record Technician 1 positions at the Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) located in Monroe, WA.

The Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) is a 2500 bed male all-custody level facility located 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Employing approximately 1200 staff, the complex consists of five major units; the Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU), Special Offender Unit (SOU), a large mental health inpatient treatment unit, Twin Rivers Unit (TRU), Intensive Management Unit (IMU), and the Minimum Security Unit (MSU).

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. -

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* Process requests and disclosures of information: internal, external and from incarcerated -individuals. Follow Federal and State Laws, DOC policies and procedures on disclosing information to external and internal requestors. Adhere to DOC Policy and Health Records Guidelines, ensure confidentiality and security of patient records, maintain appropriate placement of records and documentation requirements.
* Maintain Offender Health Records for all offenders assigned to all of MCC's facilities. Provide assistance to other units as needed. Assemble new or temporary charts when necessary. Ensure unnecessary documents are shredded. Ensure records are safeguarded and kept in a confidential manner.
* Process arriving and departing offenders' medical records for transport. Remain current on all admissions and departures of offenders at MCC Intensive Management Unit (IMU) as required by the Offender Management Network Information (OMNI), email, and database reports. Make appropriate Chrono entries for movement and outgoing and incoming charts processed.
* Audit, file, thin charts. Audit provider(s) medical and/or mental health staff documentation to ensure compliance with DOC policy. Audit all movements of offenders' charts in OMNI. Audit medical record shelves and overflow for accuracy. Five chart reviews for the IMU and Violator Unit are due monthly to headquarters.

Required Qualifications:

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* Certification by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in good standing.
* Possess and maintain a valid driver's license. -

Preferred Qualifications:

* Two (2) years' experience in maintaining and processing medical records or files.

COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement -

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Pursuant to Emergency Proclamation 21-14, all Washington State executive branch employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. -As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process for all positions within our agency. -If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruiter listed in the supplemental information section at the end of the job announcement.

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

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For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

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* Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. -If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

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Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.

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* Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. -Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
* Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
* We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and -applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
* Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
* Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
* Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. -When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
* This position may be represented by a Union Shop.

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We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: -

* Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
* Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
* Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
* Promote inclusiveness.
* Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
* Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

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DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

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For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email ldelong@doc1.wa.gov or call us at (425) 760-4485. -For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , Health Records Technician 1, Professions , Olympia, Washington

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