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Providence Health & Services Health Information Specialist Deficiency in Portland, Oregon


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Health Information Specialist Deficiency to our location in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Health Information Specialist Deficiency to maintain, update, and facilitate all processes of the Physician Completion function. Respond to outside requests for patient information and confirms authorizations for such requests.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Monitor and update the physician record completion and suspension system. Assists physicians when needed in record completion.

  • Research and respond to outside requests for patient information, both routine and emergency.

  • Confirm authorizations for release of information. Maintains daily activity logs.

  • Telephone reception and appropriately routes incoming calls.

  • Ensure documents that are dictated get transcribed and to the floors within strict timelines.

  • Complete master person index merges and corrections.

  • Maintain discharge and death logs.

  • Review medical records for compliance with the JCAHO standards and Medical Staff Policies.

  • Import transcribed documents into the transcription system, following established protocols and researches when necessary.

  • Audit the main file, incomplete file and “reports pending” files and follows up on problems.

  • Assign ED physicians sign in/outs and entering in the deficiency monitoring system.

  • Route scanned chart to appropriate Medical Record department personnel.Performs quality analysis of scanned documents.

  • Prepare clerical staff schedule.

  • Serve as computer system super user/trainer.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • College course work in health information technology or equivalent

  • 3 years of experience in a Health Information Management setting

  • Medical Terminology

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence St. Joseph health from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Health Information Management (HIM)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 316467