Health Information Management Professional I - Coding Specialist

Health Informatics
ALB00156257 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The Certified Health Information Management Professional is responsible for analysis and assignment of Classification Codes for Acute Inpatient (DAD) and Ambulatory Care (NACRS), using CIHI ICD10-CA/CCI and provincial guidelines to ensure accurate and effective case groupings. Participate in peer review audits both internally and externally. Other responsibilities include data quality and analysis and verification of uncertain clinical information with physicians for accurate data collection, submissions process to CIHI and other reporting bodies. The successful incumbent will interact with internal and external customers in a professional and patient-focused manner and contribute by identifying innovative ideas to improve services and data quality processes. As a member of the Health Information Management team, you will practice and promote self-development and continuous learning. The physical demands of the role may include, but are not limited to prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


As a Health Information Management Professional I, you will be responsible for coding and abstracting data from clinical records, release of information and/or data quality assurance. In accordance with AHS procedures and the Health Information Act, you will gather, retrieve, collate, code, design, analyze, interpret clinical and demographic data and perform statistical reporting and regular data quality reviews for patient records.

  • Classification: Hlth Info Mngt Professional I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: UA-Data Collection Coding-EDM
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 10-AUG-2020
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 14-SEP-2020
  • Temporary End Date: 31-DEC-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $29.84
  • Maximum Salary: $37.38
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of diploma from an accredited Health Information Management Professional (HIMP) program. Active or eligible for registration with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of current Canadian Coding Standards for ICD-10-CA/CCI, DAD/NACRS Abstracting requirements. Proficiency with electronic abstracting and computer applications (Word and Excel). Must have excellent skills for case analysis and interpretation for ICD-10-CA coding classification. Familiarity with ICD-10-CA and CCI Folio product required. Must have an understanding and knowledge of grouping and weighting methodologies (i.e. CMG, RIW, Complexity, CACS and ACW). Ability to apply quality practices and standards to coding and abstracting. Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure and show good judgment. Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills are required. Excellent organization and time management skills. Regular attendance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years recent experience in data collection preferred. Experience with MetaHealth and 3M would be an asset.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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