This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit. This title is in Appendix A of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees and, as a consequence, incumbents serving in this title are not eligible for permanent appointment (tenure), but, instead receive five year renewable term appointments.
Medical Records family description: Support the delivery of health care by developing, organizing, implementing and maintaining health information systems for accurate storage and retrieval of medical information in accordance with the standards of the institution, accrediting and regulating agencies.
Directs and coordinates all Medical Records activities; plans and develops medical record retention, preservation and retrieval systems in accordance with hospital goals; oversees and updates the hospital on all legal, medical, local and financial regulations and ensures compliance. Establishes appropriate methodology for classifying and indexing systems best suited to the hospital's needs and develops, promulgates and revises Medical Records goals, procedures and guidelines. Directs the analysis of records utilization and designs systems improving their usefulness; develops standards for the retention of records to assure confidentiality and availability. Supervises personnel engaged in the collection, analysis, coding, maintenance and retrieval of medical records; supports health care activities by participating in various hospital committees. Collaborates with the Computing Center in the design and revision of components for the medical information systems; oversees and participates in the instruction and training of students and medical staff regarding the Medical Records Administration Program, which includes structured training sessions, orientation meetings and lectures. Participates and represents the hospital at professional association activities; represents the department with medical staff and administrators to foster a timely, efficient, and accurate operation. Supervises subordinates. Responsible for the department's budget [develops budget and is responsible and accountable to Hospital Administration for achieving budgetary targets], supplies and personnel.
BS in Medical Records, RRA certification. Six years experience to include two years in a supervisory/administrative capacity in a teaching hospital. Masters degree in related field.
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