Health Records Coordinator

Niagara Children's Centre

*Who Are We?*

*Niagara Children’s Centre* is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to over 5,800 children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities each year. Core services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language services, augmentative and alternative communication, family services and therapeutic recreation.

Our family centered programs aim at helping each child achieve their own unique potential within their home, school and in the community.

Niagara Children’s Centre is hiring for a:

*Health Records Coordinator (Contract, 1.0 FTE Temporary for 6 months) x 1*

*Why join Niagara Children’s Centre*

Feel the difference of a career at Niagara Children’s Centre. From your first day, you’ll feel the support of the welcoming atmosphere where staff respect and care about each other.

Working at Niagara Children’s Centre means you’ll feel the impact firsthand as you witness lasting relationships with our families, parents/caregivers. We host a variety of social activities and recognition events to ensure our staff feel loved and our competitive salary, benefits and opportunities for personal development ensure you’ll feel supported throughout your career.

*If that’s not enough, what about:*
* Employee Recognition by celebrating each other regularly
* Employee Wellbeing initiatives and program
* Social events throughout the year, it’s not just all work!
* Invest in your future with a pension plan from HOOPP
* Inclusive environment that allows everyone to feel welcomed and part of a dedicated team
* Constant Professional Development to strengthen your skills
* Work life balance with flexible schedules, summer hours, Centre closure days, personal days, paid vacation, paid sick days, etc.

*What will you be doing?*

The Health Records Coordinator develops and manages the Centre’s individual clients’ medical records in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of Niagara Children’s Centre.

As part of this role, the Health Records Coordinator will maintain the data in the Centre’s electronic client file system(s) and provide management reports based on this data.
* Develop and manage the Centre’s medical records in accordance with Centre policies, legal requirements, confidentiality protocols, and generally accepted health record administration principles;
* Process external referrals for transfer out and other requested services (e.g. Audiograms);
* Release health information requested by solicitors, doctors, and others when required, ensuring required releases or legal documentation is received and billings are prepared as appropriate;
* Maintain and access EHR and paper filing system when indicated;
* Complete auditing of health records for completeness, accuracy, inappropriate access and ensure compliance with established policies within all Information System(s);
* Ensure accurate electronic coding of diagnosis using ICD10 classification or delegate;
* Maintain appropriate retention and destruction of health records in accordance with legal requirements and policy
* Participate as a member of the Client Information Systems Committee;
* Collaborate and support the Clinical Information System(s) Administrator to ensure accuracy of the health records and responsiveness to end user health record concerns, and;
* In collaboration with the Director, Clinical Services, develop and maintain Health Record Policies and Procedures.
* Prepare audit reports for management when requested
* Compile information to meet external reporting requirements when requested
* Monitor and disseminate information to management and/or employees about changes in legislation or guidance on matters related to documentation, consent, privacy and security.

*What you need to succeed:*
* Completion of a recognized Health Records Technician Course
* Membership in/certification by the Canadian Health Information Management Association and/or the Canadian College of Health Records Administrators
* A can-do attitude within an evolving organization striving to make a difference
* Good organizational and time management skills
* Current knowledge of legal and ethical aspects of health records
* An awareness of confidentiality protocols
* Able to respond to requests from within the Centre and from external sources in a courteous and efficient manner
* Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple demands
* Skills to work in a fully computerized environment are required
* Solid team player that has the ability to collaborate with others

This is just a snapshot of what you would be doing.

To learn more, you can find a full job description at

*This position is a member of the bargaining unit which is represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, and as such will be bound under the terms of the collective agreement.*

*Application Process:*

If you are inspired by the work of Niagara Children’s Centre and would like to join our team, we would love to hear from you!. Qualified and interested applicants are asked to submit the following:
* Cover letter
* Resume

Applicants are to submit their application package as *one document *to:

*We will be evaluating applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage early submissions..*

We thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

_Niagara Children’s Centre is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our clients, employees, job applicants, visitors, and any other individual who enters our Centre or access our information.

As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Customer Service Standard, and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations. If you require an accommodation(s) during the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources._

_Don’t meet every single requirement?_

_Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined._

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 months

* Company events
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible schedule
* On-site parking
* Wellness program
* Monday to Friday
* On call

Ability to commute/relocate:
* St. Catharines, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Application question(s):
* Have you been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted?
* This position requires some travel within the Niagara Region, are you able and comfortable travelling within the Niagara area?
* Do you hold an education in Health Administration, Health Records, or another equivalent field?

Work Location: In person