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HIM Document Specialist - Health Information Management

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Ketchikan
State:  AK

PeaceHealth is seeking a HIM Document Specialist - Health Information Management for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 168975


Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area.  Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines are met and services excellence is provided in all aspects of work. Subject matter expert. Coordinate projects under the direction of HIM leaders including process development and redesign, developing  and delivering training, communication, problem resolution, customer advocacy, translating customer service needs, and participating in software testing. Understand and maintain a general knowledge of HIM Document Management positions and provides coverage as necessary within the department.


1. Assigns and performs document management work; plans and manages priorities, provides technical assistance, assists manager with relief staff scheduling, monitors quality and productivity of work, monitors team projects, coordinates caregiver training, ensures quality improvement, and assists with goal setting for the team.
2. Acts as a resource to providers on the use of the electronic health record.
3. Serves as operational support for electronic health record implementations  Serves as subject matter expert, tester, and super user.
4. Prepares documents for scanning and scan documents into software systems. Imports and electronically indexes secure photographs.
5. Reviews scanned documents in the EHR for quality (image, rotation, and document type) and correct errors and omissions.
6. Works with key stakeholders as needed to recommend software & procedural solutions related to projects.

7. Recommends  project timelines to HIM Department managers in conjunction with  resources required from departments outside of HIM.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school education or equivalent required.
  • Coursework emphasis in Medical Terminology, Health Information Management, Project Management, Office Administration, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) preferred.



  • Minimum of three years experience with medical records.
  • Must have basic knowledge of general office procedures and equipment.
  • Experience developing Electronic Health Record solutions to support HIM operational workflows for acute or clinical care, including document management preferred.
  • Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) experience preferred. 



  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.



  • Demonstrated understanding of medical terminology.
  • Demonstrated experience with Electronic Health Records applications and Microsoft Office products.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and assignments.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Honor and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Understands the basics of authorization to release information.
  • Proficient in chart analysis and document management functions.
  • Proficient in use of a variety of software applications.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Ketchikan, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $15.98, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Ketchikan || Business, Administrative & Facilities || IT & Health Information Management || Full Time || HEALTH INFO MGMT

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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