BJC Careers

Outpatient Coder - Lead (MEDGRP) Full Time

Alton, IL
Health Information Management

Job Description

Job ID: 1176746
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Alton Memorial Hospital, in Illinois, is a full-service acute-care hospital serving patients in a seven county area. Alton Memorial offers inpatient and outpatient services including surgery, imaging, rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency care.

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Role Purpose

Serves as a lead for the outpatient coding team. Coordinates day-to-day operations and assists in training new staff in respective area. Provides audits on specific area of responsibility.


  • Queries physician for clarification or additional information as required.
  • Coordinates day-to-day operations, process improvement efforts, and assists staff with troubleshooting issues.
  • Performs accurate data entry by utilizing computerized abstracting system and assigns codes for all primary and secondary diagnoses and procedures.
  • Meets production and quality standards for number of records coded and abstracted, ensures completeness and quality of record coding, performs audits as assigned.
  • Train new and existing employees.

  • Minimum Requirements


    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Professional Coder


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer