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Data Integrity Specialist, Full Time, First Shift, Bethlehem

Location Bethlehem, United States
Posted 06-September-2021
Description


St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Data Integrity Specialist is responsible for maintaining the integrity of patient demographic data and clinical data across multiple entities and systems.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

On a daily basis, monitors the Hospital EMR EMPI systems to identify duplicate/association problem accounts and potential documentation errors.Works with disparate departments and entities to investigate identified duplicate/association problem accounts.Performs all required merges of patient information in appropriate EMR systems.Completes 200 merges/KNDs per week.Reviews demographic overlays to identify potential discrepancies.Notifies impacted clinical staff when a significant integrity event is identified.Corrects medical record documentation in the various EMR systems as necessary.Facilitates chart correction process in the EMR systems.Thoroughly documents requests and steps taken during a chart correctionWorks with external departments when corrections are beyond scope of specialist.Takes appropriate steps to prevent future documentation issues by utilizing flags, comments and advisories.Notifies downstream departments of account changes so that individual systems can be reviewed and corrected.Reviews and verifies expiration notifications and marks accounts accordingly.Conducts QA on completed merges and chart corrections to ensure accuracyCollaborates with additional data integrity specialists on assignments and investigations when needed.Assists in the training of new staff.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Sitting for up to 7 hours per day, 3 hours at a time. May require occasional

standing/walking for up to 1 hour per day, 30 minutes at a time. Frequently uses

fingers for data entry. Frequent use of hands. Uses upper extremities to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds. May require stooping, bending and/or reaching above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, peripheral vision and visual monotony.

EDUCATION:

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and/or Associates degree in Health Information Management

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TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Customer service experience and experience in medical record functions and/or medical record merge functions preferred. Medical terminology required.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
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