HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN 2 (FULL-TIME, ALTERNATIVE EVENING/NIGHT SHIFT)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 201598
We’re on a mission. Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the most vulnerable residents of King County.
As the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma and verified burn center in the state of Washington, Harborview serves as the regional trauma and burn referral center for Alaska, Montana and Idaho and the disaster preparedness and disaster control hospital for Seattle and King County.
Harborview Medical Center is owned by King County, governed by a county-appointed board of trustees and managed under contract by the University of Washington. The medical center plans and coordinates with Public Health Seattle and King County, other County agencies, community providers, and area hospitals, to provide programs and services.
Advanced diagnostic imaging, specialized clinical expertise Radiology Services at Harborview Medical Center offers a full complement of radiology tests and imaging procedures, including nuclear medicine and interventional radiology (angiography). Many modalities have same-day and next-day availability.
All of UW Medicine’s radiologists are board-certified and sub-specialized in a variety of areas such as neuroradiology, body radiology, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, chest radiology and more. Imaging findings are integrated with all clinical data to generate comprehensive and actionable patient assessments.
Harborview Medical Center – Radiology Administration has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME, ALTERNATIVE EVENING/NIGHT SHIFT, HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN 2.
SHIFT: Alternative Shift, 40 hours/week, Evenings and Nights including Weekends. Work hours may be between 3:00 PM and 7:30 AM.
The Health Information Technician 2 function in the following areas:
Teleradiology / Film Library Management •Monitor communication systems for incoming electronic image transfers of medical imaging. •Process the intake of external medical imaging and reports from referring hospitals and clinics into the UW Medicine EMR and Radiology PACS. •Coordinate with UW Medicine Transfer Center, Harborview Medical Center clinics, and outside hospitals and clinics to transfer medical imaging and records. •Reconcile and merge external patient records to the UW Medicine EMR. •Schedule and process requests for second-opinion interpretations of outside medical imaging sent to UW Medicine. •Radiology IT system issue troubleshooting: assess problems, perform workarounds, determine need to page-out issues to IT services for elevated levels of support. Assist technologists and radiologists in troubleshooting IT issues. •Execute disaster procedure protocols such as IT downtime and mass-casualty incidents. •Scan PHI paper records to the EMR. •Other duties related to teleradiology and film library management.
Radiology Clinical Unit Support and Reading Room Assistant •Point-of-care: schedule imaging orders for Radiology patients and hospital inpatients. •Review clinical indications in imaging orders to ensure appropriate documentation of medical necessity. •Monitor communications systems (Epic worklists, work queues, phone, radio, fax, pager, overhead PA) for incoming imaging orders. •Obtain patient demographics and clinical indications for the processing and scheduling of verbal bedside orders. •Point-of-contact for radiologists, radiologic technologists, hospitalists. •Assist in locating outside Radiology imaging and reports. •Answer queries regarding scheduled orders and scheduling/records policies and procedures •Receive incoming telephone calls from hospitalists: Triage calls to appropriate radiologists, technologists, and HIT peers. •Other duties related to the administrative and technical support of the Radiology clinical care units.
Release of Information (ROI): •Disclose protected health information (PHI) for continuity of care requests. •Access patient records, prepare and send requested PHI via electronic transmission or physical media. •Follow HIPAA guidelines for the release-of-information and protection of PHI. •Other duties related to the disclosure of protected health information
REQUIREMENTS: - High School graduation or equivalent and two years of experience in the program area; OR - Equivalent education/experience/training.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
A Higher Degree of Healthcare UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), Valley Medical Center (VMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.