Health Information Coordinator (Job ID: 202007-08)

Status: Full-time, Temporary to December 2021 Vacancies: Two | FTE: 1.0  |  Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Reporting to the Manager of Patient Care Home Coordinators, the Health Information Coordinator (HIC) is an integral and active member of the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network’s (CWC PCN) Patient Medical Home (PMH) team. The HIC supports physicians and PMH team members in Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/data management, the implementation of improvement projects, and the coordination of patient care to improve overall patient outcomes. The nature of the incumbent’s work is determined by the improvement projects being undertaken.

Using computer skills and knowledge of healthcare fundamentals, the HIC coordinates health information using clinical practice guidelines and assists the PMH team in providing robust quality information to physician members to support the medical home.

The HIC works with all members of the PMH team in a coordinated and collaborative effort to engage, encourage, and support patient health.

 

Responsibilities

EMR data standardization

  • Clean up and maintain the physician’s panel according to their parameters; coordinate with physician and clinic staff
  • Support the development of pre- and post-encounter processes (e.g., identify missing vitals, lab results, or screening, referrals to external organizations, etc.)
  • Ensure results of recent tests and procedures are available to providers (e.g. information available on Alberta Netcare)
  • Flag patient charts for physicians and clinic staff in order to notify them of specific actions to be taken (e.g. opportunistic screenings due)
  • Create templates in the EMRs outlined in an improvement project as required

EMR data extraction

  • Extract data required using data extraction worksheets
  • Review and audit EMR data to ensure accuracy
  • Support the facilitation of discussions with physicians regarding the results of an analytic report concerning a patient population of interest
  • Monitor improvement projects with run charts

Support the implementation of improvement projects

  • Build and nurture relationships with PMH team members, physicians, clinic management, and staff
  • Assist in planning PMH meetings with the PMH team, including the physicians and clinic-based staff
  • Set up regular scheduled time in clinic that is feasible for physicians and clinic staff to meet and collaborate on PMH improvement projects
  • Create and maintain accurate notes about PMH improvement projects (i.e. using Basecamp)

Coordination of patient care

  • Support the coordination of patient care aimed at improving overall patient outcomes through the scheduling of patient appointments with the Patient Care Team
  • Performing patient outreach as identified by improvement projects
  • Ensuring notes are recorded in the EMR for physicians and clinic staff knowledge (i.e. documenting all interactions with patients to ensure open lines of communication between the HIC, physicians, and clinic staff

Qualifications

Education: The ideal candidate will have completed an accredited Health Information Management diploma program. Active or eligible for registration with the Canadian Health Information Management Association is required.

Experience and skills: Minimum of two years’ healthcare experience, preferably in a primary care setting, is desired. Strong organizational and communication skills, as well as experience working within an interprofessional care team model are required. Knowledge of and interest in primary health care and health promotion would be an asset. Previous experience in handling confidential or sensitive information is required.

Functional knowledge: Knowledge of medical terminology and experience with medical records management is essential. Ability to maintain filing systems and basic databases. Knowledge of applicable data privacy laws.

Technical: Experience with EMR systems required. Proficient in use of computers and other software (i.e. Excel, Open Office, Libre Office, etc.). Ability to learn new programs specific to the CWC PCN.

Organizational and problem-solving skills: Superior critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills with the ability to respond quickly and decisively during emergent situations. Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks. Meticulous attention to detail and records maintenance skills. Excellent organizational skills. Must be flexible and adaptable toward change.

Communication and interpersonal skills: Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills in a multidisciplinary team environment. Ability to focus on excellent customer service with physician members, clinic management, and staff. Ability to work effectively as a member of a high-performing team, maintaining a positive working relationship with team members.

Additional requirements

  • A valid drivers’ licence is required.
  • A clear Criminal Background check is required to start. If you have resided outside of Calgary in the past 12 months, you will need to contact the local police or RCMP detachment in your previous residential municipality to be able to obtain a full report.

Why work for us?

Employees of the CWC PCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package that includes employer-paid premiums for health and dental benefits, healthcare spending or wellness account, learning account, eligibility to contribute to our group RRSP plan and receive an employer match, flexible working options, generous vacation and personal time off allowances, and education days, as well as professional development opportunities.

The CWC PCN is a leader in the provision of primary care through collaboration, innovation and teamwork, creating healthy patients and satisfied providers.

How to apply

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those who apply through the CWC PCN website will be moved forward in the recruitment process. This is a necessary step as we require important information from our online application form. Please include your cover letter and resume when submitting your application. 

Submit your application through the CWC PCN Careers page.

Only submissions received with the following three (3) documents will be considered:

  1. Completed and signed application form (available on the CWC PCN Apply Now page).
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting will remain open until the role is filled.

 

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