HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under general direction, prepares and codes all clinical records including medical and psychiatric diagnoses; interprets and evaluates clinical records. Conducts clinical chart audits for the presence, completeness, timeliness and authentication of key assessments and other documents. Serves on facility-wide oversight committees concerning health information. Serves as a center representative when testifying in court ordered hearings on health information records.
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to two years of college. Requires one year of experience in health information records procedures. Requires accreditation as a Registered Health information Technician (Rl·IIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).