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Senior Director of Health Information Management
Leadership | MO-SSM Health Corp Lake Drive 1145 | Saint Louis, MO | Req #: R67000

Develops and implements HIM strategies to drive highly effective system function with strategies that evolve to remain contemporary to industry. Responds to industry change in HIM guidance, technology solutions and best practices. Drives standardization of practices and procedures.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designs HIM function for best practice service delivery. Leverages technology and vendor solutions to deliver high performing function that is cost efficient.
  • Recruits, interviews, promotes, trains, disciplines, and terminates staff. Sets performance standards, goals for direct reports and the department. Evaluates and counsels staff on their performance. Provides development opportunities for staff growth. Creates team environment and engagement strategies for largely remote workforce.
  • Defines tools to measure progress and ensures consistent achievement of business objectives for the department; evaluates new technology to improve maintenance, handling and retention of patient medical records, recommends new equipment, solutions and methods. Leads implementations.
  • Ensures education and policies are in place to protect health information and to promote the efficient and accurate coding and billing of services. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Creates and oversees operating budgets for SSM system HIM function. Manages to budget targets. Seeks innovative ways to reduce operating expenses and develops the necessary programs to deliver cost-effective services and products.
  • Analyzes and evaluates data to better improve procedures, systems and set standards for improvement. Keeps abreast of health care industry trends and provides feedback regarding opportunities for growth and performance improvement.
  • Works collaboratively across organization - including system and regional leadership and medical staff - for coordination, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Continually assesses services provided for quality, cost effectiveness, customer service and engagement results. Modifies service delivery for improvement and/or business development in order to achieve outcomes and goals for system-wide quality, service and financial viability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE

  • Ten years' experience, with seven years' in leadership

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.

SSM Health is a nationally recognized Catholic, not-for-profit integrated health system serving Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

To request additional information, confidentially submit your interest, or nominate a fellow colleague, please contact:

Angela Jones

Executive Talent Acquisition

Angela.Jones1@ssmhealth.com



Qualifications

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) - American Health Information Management Assoc (AHIMA)
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) - American Health Information Management Assoc (AHIMA)
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Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!
Why SSM Health
Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At SSM Health, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and values. We believe that workplace diversity is essential to our success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, providers, customers and communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Awards & Recognition

SSM Health continues to expand our heritage of healing. We strive to be system-driven by our Mission and a pursuit of continuous improvement. Through this commitment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading integrated health care system in the Midwest — recognized by prestigious regional and national accrediting bodies with awards for performance excellence, quality, technology, safety and patient experience.

Quality of Life

Missouri - Eastern

From the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri is one of the most livable states in the country. The metropolitan area features a large variety of neighborhoods and communities. With an affordable housing market, trendy neighborhoods, and the booming economic landscape this one of the most attractive areas for professionals. Smaller cities like Jefferson City, our capital, and Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, offer vibrant communities buzzing with activity, yet free of the hustle and bustle of larger metropolitan areas.

Missouri

“This past year has further demonstrated the important and influential role that health care systems can and should play in shaping local communities and society at large,” Joe Hodges, Regional President, SSM Health in Oklahoma. “SSM Health is proud to join this pledge and will continue taking bold steps to ensure better health for all – particularly those who are economically, physically and socially marginalized.”

Collectively, SSM Health and the other Catholic health organizations that have signed the pledge employ nearly a half million people across 46 states and the District of Columbia, and care for almost four million patients annually.

Recognizing that racism is an affront to the core values of Catholic social teaching, CHA members joined in solidarity to promote the common good and seek justice by being actively anti-racist and accountable in effecting positive change in the communities we serve.

Four focus areas

Act for COVID-19 equity: Members commit to ensuring that testing for COVID-19 is available and accessible in minority communities and that new treatments are distributed and used equitably as they become available. Members will also work for prioritization of vaccinations for those individuals and families at higher risk — elder populations and communities of color, including Native American communities.

Enact change across our own health systems: Members are examining how their organizations recruit, hire, promote and retain employees; how they conduct business operations, including visible diversity and inclusivity at the decision, leadership and governance levels; and how they incentivize and hold our leaders accountable.

Advocate for improved health outcomes for minority communities and populations: Members agree to promote and improve the delivery of culturally competent care and oppose policies that exacerbate or perpetuate economic and social inequities, including such issues as education, housing and criminal justice reform.

Strengthen trust with minority communities: Members will continue to foster, strengthen and sustain authentic relationships based on mutually agreed goals to better understand the unique needs of their communities.

Kaiser and other Catholic health care leaders who have signed the pledge recognize that collectively they are in a unique position to bring about overdue change to policies and practices that have allowed systemic racism and health disparities to continue in the United States.

To hold itself and its members accountable, CHA intends to provide updates on the commitment progress annually.