Lead Medicolegal Specialist

Clerical/Admin Escondido, California

Requisition ID
Medical Records
Escondido, California
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period

Primary responsibility for handling the release of patient information with the demonstrated understanding of all medicolegal implications and responsibilities related to the release of confidential patient information for: patient access, proper response to civil, criminal, and investigative subpoenas, search warrants, authorizations and other valid requests. Responsible for protecting patient confidentiality and the rights of the organization with respect to HIPAA regulations and state/federal law. Provides leadership to ROI unit by assuring quality and timeliness of task completion, productivity standards are met, and documentation of all ROI activities are provided to HIS leadership. Responsible for medicolegal education/training of all HIS staff. Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: High School Diploma and/or combination of education and experience
Completion of specialized training or HIS experience
Preferred Education: Associate's Degree or equivalent including specialized vocational training
Minimum Experience: 2 - 5 years HIS ROI
Preferred Experience: 5 - 7 years HIS in Medicolegal unit
Required Certification: Registered Health Information Tech (RHIT)
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Not Applicable
Preferred License: Not Applicable

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