Sr Health Information Management Specialist, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Job Description

Job ID: 1194739
Employment Status: Full-Time
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BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.

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Role Purpose

The Senior Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist advocates, upholds and ensures that documentation standards are met. This position maintains an understanding of medical staff by-laws, accreditation entities, and state & federal regulations and how they influence the documentation practices & standards of healthcare organizations.


  • Complete process and standard work auditing and targeted focus studies supporting functional managers to drive best practices and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Represents the official record of care on behalf of BJC regarding legal requirements (ie. depositions, subpoenas, court appearance and affidavits).
  • Performs and oversees the regulatory audit process (ie. CMS - RAC and non-RAC, TJC, State) to ensure timely and compliant responses.
  • Provides ongoing feedback and collaborates on Action Plans to improve processes and to address non-compliant findings.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Associate's Degree


  • <2 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications


  • 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