Life Care Center of Farmington

Medical Records Director (Non-Nurse)

Farmington, NM


Medical Records Director (Non-Nurse)
Life Care Center of Farmington

Position type: Full-time
Shift: 40 Hours - Weekdays//Weekends (Day/Evening Shift)

Position Summary
The Medical Records Director maintains the patients' clinical records, including coding, auditing, and providing pertinent staff education regarding recordkeeping procedures. Serves as the designated Privacy Officer for the facility in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must possess a bachelor's degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) OR as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) OR have a degree in a health related field with extensive training and demonstrated competence in the HIM field
  • Must have training in post-acute care health information management

Specific Job Requirements

  • Must demonstrate efficient usage of complex computer software systems
  • Must have functional knowledge in field of practice
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: medical coding,, auditing,, clinical records,, privacy official responsibilities,, supervisory responsibilities,, patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to audit and complete ongoing review of all patients' clinical records to ensure documentation and performance compliance
  • Must be able to maintain current, overflow, and discharged record filing systems
  • Must serve as the facility's Privacy Officer for HIPAA compliance
  • Must understand and apply LTC payment systems, including Medicare
  • Must be able to use ICD-10-CM coding
  • Must be able to use CPT/HCPCS coding systems
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with physicians, nursing staff, and allied health personnel
  • Must be able to interview, hire, train, evaluate, counsel, and supervise medical records staff
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Benefits for Full-Time Associates

  • medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k)
  • paid vacation, sick days and holidays


An Equal Opportunity Employer

LCAD 134522

Farmington, NM


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