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    Summary

    As a Supervisory Medical Record Technician (MRT Coder) in the Health Informatics and Information Management Service Line at VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The duties and responsibilities are carried throughout both divisions of the Medical Center.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    Responsibilities

    • Provide oversight of MRTs with administrative responsibility for planning and directing the work of subordinate staff
    • Apply knowledge of medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; disease processes: treatment modalities; diagnostic tests; medication; procedures, principles and practices of health service, and organization structure to ensure proper code selection is made
    • Perform a full range of supervisory responsibilities, to include evaluating the performance of staff, approving sick and annual leave requests, identifying educational or training needs, resolving employee complaints and taking disciplinary actions
    • Inform management of anticipated vacancies or increases in workload
    • Recommend employees for promotions, reassignments, recognition of superior performance, retention or release of probationary employees or other changes
    • Make decisions on the selection of employees of vacant or new positions
    • Select and assign codes from the current version of several coding systems to include current versions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and/or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
    • Adhere to accepted coding practices, guidelines and conventions when choosing the most appropriate diagnosis, operation, procedure, ancillary, or Evaluation and Management code
    • Monitor regulatory and policy requirements affecting coded information
    • Perform reviews of health records to abstract medical, surgical, ancillary, demographic, social, and administrative data to ensure complete date capture
    • Assist staff with requirements needed to document the patient care provided, technical support in the areas of regulations and policy, coding requirements resident supervision, reimbursement, workload, accepted nomenclature, and proper sequencing
    • Ensure provider documentation is complete and supports the diagnoses and procedures coded
    • Consults professional staff for clarification of conflicting/ambiguous clinical data
    • Report incorrect documentation in the electronic patient health record
    • Ensure even workflow among staff to ensure expeditious handling of priorities and the meeting of deadlines
    • Prepare workload and production reports on operation and problems encountered; present requests for resource needs
    • Orient and instruct new personnel and students on unit operations, coding, abstracting, and use of an electronic medical record
    • Develop performance standards and conduct performance evaluations

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Based on mission requirements, expected to report or travel to Seattle Campus, American Lake Campus, or any of our Community Based Out Patient Clinics as needed.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    9

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