Director of Health Information Management

Russell Medical


Exceptional healthcare awaits you at Russell Medical, located in Alexander City, Alabama close to the pristine waters of beautiful Lake Martin. Russell Medical is a progressive, not-for-profit, acute care facility serving the needs of east Central Alabama. Our mission is simple: Being the best because, we care. Inside our doors you will find cutting-edge technology, professionals of the highest caliber, and leadership committed to utilizing all of our resources to improve the quality of every life we touch. Russell Medical has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1959.

At Russell Medical we truly believe that employees are our greatest assets. Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly and supportive work environment. Each person is very important and performs a valuable service and we embrace and encourage the spirit of teamwork.

Job Description:

Responsible for the coordination of work performance of the Health Information Management Department including coding and abstracting of health information, transcription, documentation completion, vital events, electronic medical record, release of information, clinical documentation improvement, medical necessity review and compliance, outpatient infusion/injection charges, performance improvement, inpatient and outpatient medical record audits, audit results review and appeals. Compiles, aggregates and analyzes data to verify correct and optimum coding. Responsible for accurate compilation of the monthly statistical report for all Russell Medical. Ensures health information documentation complies with hospital policies and procedures, State and Federal regulations and Joint Commission standards.

Required Qualifications:

Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in a health information management department in an acute care setting.

Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations: Current designation as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association or comparable license, certification or registration.

Equipment/Tools/Work Aids: Personal computer, hospital information system (HIS) applications, 3M encoding software, compliance software, Craneware chargemaster toolkit (CMT), Experian eCareNext, Microsoft Office software, M*Modal, Iatrics Data/Paperstore, RLSolutions and Verge.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of health record applications. Knowledge of Joint Commission standards. Knowledge of CMS Conditions of Participation. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations applicable to privacy, release of information, patient access and coding and reimbursement. Leadership skills and management experience. Self-motivated with ability to work independently. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to organize and prioritize workload. Ability to complete work thoroughly and accurately.

Education Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management or Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology (RHIA or RHIT) or comparable education and credential.


Russell Medical offers flexible work schedules, maintains a competitive wage structure and offers a wide array of benefits including health, dental, vision, accident, cancer, and short and long-term disability insurance. Flexible Spending Accounts, 529 Education Plan, and 403 (b) retirement plan. Tuition reimbursement and other educational assistance may be made available. Full-time employees accrue Paid Time Off as well as an additional accrual for sick time.

Russell Medical is an equal opportunity employer. We invite you to join our dedicated team and become a part of the Russell Medical family.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

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