University of Utah Health HIM Specialist in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position assumes responsibility for the management of patient medical records in support of patient care, quality and safety, in complex multimedia systems.

The incumbent has demonstrated skills in the functions of the job and has knowledge of regulatory/compliance standards.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.


  • Validates requests and release protected health information from multiple sources per State, Federal, and other regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Performs routine accounting and deposits for release of information revenue. Follows up with delinquent accounts.

  • Oversees all morgue management duties, including verification of documentation, maintaining appropriate logs, notifying appropriate parties and receiving/releasing remains.

  • Initiates and completes electronic death certificates via state system and according to UUHC guidelines. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of information.

  • Provides exceptional customer service to patients and customers. Manages incoming phone calls to department and directs customers to appropriate resources.

  • Manages and disposes of archived records according to retention schedule and disposal policy based on administrative, legal, fiscal, or research needs. Demonstrated familiarity with archival systems.

  • Scans and/or indexes medical records into the UUHC electronic medical record (EMR). Performs quality control audits and correct errors on scanned documents.

  • Troubleshoots scanning software. Assists in training for institution wide scanning.

  • Performs downtime procedures for all relevant HIM functions, such as scanning, electronic master patient index, and release of information.

  • Identifies and troubleshoots simple computer problems and escalates issues to appropriate resources as needed.

  • Assists in training and mentoring team members and HIM externs.

  • Audits medical records to ensure compliance with departmental and regulatory requirements.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions outlined above.

  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory standards.

  • Knowledge and experience in computer based programs and desktop applications.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision making skills.

  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated human relations and communications skills, and ability to work in a team environment.




  • Demonstrated competency in general HIM department functions.

  • Three years of experience in a healthcare environment or equivalency.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and HIPAA regulations.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements:

Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 24908

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Occasional Holidays

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? No


State UT


Category Information Technology

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.