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Southern Ohio Medical Center HIM Tech II - Correspondence in Portsmouth, Ohio


  • The function of the HIM Technician is to demonstrate competency in both quality and productivity for their assigned base job, demonstrate competency in the entire admissions process as well as electronic record processing (bookmarks, scanning, quality checks). HIM Technician must also be in agreement to be a part of the weekend rotation for admissions coverage on their assigned shift.


  • Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Successfully pass the Level II competency skills test to show basic understanding of functions of HIM Clerk core job duties with 100% accuracy required

  • Basic typing/computer course preferred

  • Medical terminology and/or anatomy course preferred

  • Licensure:

  • None

  • Experience:

  • Three (3) years HIM experience preferred

  • Interpersonal Skills:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, customers, and management.

  • Essential Technical/Motor Skills:

  • Ability to utilize Health Data software with average to above average computer skills with knowledge of data entry. Hand/eye coordination is required to retrieve and file material. Ability to access and utilize up to 8 different computer software programs

  • Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for prolonged periods of time (up to eight hours per day required). Pushing, pulling, and carrying up to 30 pounds required. Bending, squatting, climbing, and reaching above shoulder level frequently required. Grasping ability required when performing repetitive activities.

  • Essential Mental Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate exceptional analytical skills. Must be able to sit and concentrate for 6-8 hours per day. Must have attention for detail and be able to analyze data for accuracy and completeness based on set standards. Must be able to cope with deadlines and meet productivity and quality expectations. Ability to understand written and verbal directions. Ability to memorize routine assignments, interpret numbers, organize, and file both manually and electronically. Must be able to retain knowledge to identify medical reports, ancillary tests and basic medical terms used to identify parts of a medical record.

  • Essential Sensory Requirements:

  • Must have good vision to view and interpret data on a computer screen and read medical information so that dictated records can be appropriately filed in the correct location. Ability to hear and speak clearly for face-to-face and telephone communication.

  • Exposure to Hazards:

  • Noise and dust.

  • Other:

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred.


  • The following is a summary of the major job duties of this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Operates office equipment, including fax machines, copier, computer terminals, lab printer, fiche machine and microfilm equipment.

  • Operates all health data software currently used in our electronic record process, record retrieval and record tracking.

  • Answers telephone and completes written requests for information as per procedure.

  • Prepare electronic documents for audits or record release by printing or copying to a CD.

  • Complete productivity and goal sheets as directed.

  • Assists in management of portal and responsible for working with clients in setting up portal and resolving their issues.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.