Job Description

Summary: Under the direction of the Health Information Management Supervisor, the Release of Information Specialist must at all times safeguard and protect the patient’s rights to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patient’s medical information and that all release of information are in compliance with the request, authorization, company policy and HIPAA statutes. Additionally, they are required to maintain a professional health care office environment on a day-to-day basis, working with confidential and personal health information in a conscientious manner and providing patients and other requestors with the appropriate level of service. This position engages in direct customer service and must perform duties and conduct interpersonal relationships in a manner designed to project a positive image of the department and Holy Family Hospital. Work with team leader, supervisor, director, and other members of the department to promote a harmonious work environment.

Qualifications: High school graduate with two years of experience working in the medical records department of an acute care hospital. Current knowledge of HIPAA and applicable legal statutes in regards to medical records. College level medical terminology. RHIT preferred.

Physical Requirements: Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds; ability to hear normal speech at conversational volume; ability to see and read computer monitor; occasional prolonged standing/walking; occasionally lifts supplies/equipment, pushes carts. Normal hospital office working environment that requires good verbal and written communication skills. Keyboarding up to 7 hours/day. Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. Environment may contain dust or other irritants. Bilingual a plus.

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