Lead Health Information Management Specialist, Parkland Health Center

Job Description

Job ID: 1194786
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 Lead Health Information Management (HIM) Specialist provides day-to-day guidance to the HIM team on departmental processes and applications. This position delegates tasks to team members and ensures that there is adequate coverage to meet the needs of the customers and patients being served. This position also ensures that HIM team members are properly oriented and trained on HIM policies and guidelines.


  • Coordinates assignments for HIM staff through monitoring of work load and priorities; assembles work plans that achieve department requirements and priorities; reorganizes workflow as required.
  • Reviews, analyzes and maintains data integrity of the official record of care (medical record) and relevant applications, via coordination and participation in training and auditing of HIM staff; focuses on areas where additional training is required and interacts with staff to promote an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Monitors production and accuracy; utilizing data, identifies areas for improvement and interacts timely with department leadership.
  • Effectively communicates, interacts and partners with hospital departments and external customers.
  • Performs HIM technical support functions as required.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Associate's Degree


  • 2-5 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 5-10 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