Health Information Specialist

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$47,628 – $59,484 a year4 hours ago
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical records
  • High school diploma or GED
Full Job Description
Perform diversified duties in support of maintaining hard copy medical files and associated electronic medical files and databases. Work from Medical department procedures, training, job knowledge and supervisory direction.

Maintain medical records for all individuals undergoing physical / health evaluations at Savannah River Site. This includes such tasks as:

  • Filing test results, summaries, X-rays, blood chemistries, and related correspondence, forwarding records to physicians for chart review and mailing results to those having health examinations.
  • Analyzing records for completion of content.
  • Preparing records for indexing into the Electronic Document Workflow System (EDWS), performing quality assurance checks for legibility and importing the scanned image into EDWS.
  • Consolidating employment reports and validating the hard copy medical records to insure that the individual employment status changes are reflected (i.e. active to termination or pensioner for all employment types).

Enter exam data into the electronic health record. Includes demographic and test results data such as EKG, medical history, physical exam, medical clearance for respiratory protection, audiometric, pulmonary, etc.

Enter physician exam findings. Handle releases of Health Information requests. Obtain medical data from outside agencies as required by site physicians, and copy and release health information within department policy as requested.

Schedule physical examinations. Process and mail exam notices to active employees and eligible retirees and receive phone calls from those desiring to schedule an exam. Follow-up with employees who are delinquent in scheduling their exams or those not keeping their appointments.

Perform receptionist duties:

  • Greet employees entering Medical and direct them to the proper service area.
  • Oversee patient flow through Medical to minimize lost time
  • Set up forms and charts for use in health examinations
  • Set up examinations in the electronic health record and insure that all appropriate medical forms at the reception desk are maintained.

Utilize equipment such as computers, fax machines, microfiche reader/printer, copiers, and other office related equipment and supplies.

Type, receive, sort, file, and perform quality assurance checks in regards to a wide variety of health information to include confidential medical information.

Produce and type a variety of correspondences.

Receive, open, sort and distribute mail and information to proper person, place or file.

Establish and maintain files and logs and prepare reports.

Other duties as directed by manager.

Clearance Required to Perform Job?


Salary Range (annual)

$47,628 – $59,484

Salary offers are commensurate with candidate’s experience and applicable education in comparison to incumbents.

Basic Education Qualifications

High School Diploma, GED, or other equivalent State Credential

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant experience (within the last three years) working with health information databases and medical records processes within a health care facility or physician’s office.

Ability to complete the core elements of the Medical training plan. Experience and practical working knowledge of EMRs.

An understanding of basic medical terminology is preferred.

Competency #1

Deliver Results

Competency Description #1

Understand job responsibilities and be accountable for results.

Meet goals and strive for customer satisfaction and corporate success.

Make sound workplace and business decisions.

Keep commitments and promises.

Plan work in a responsible manner, balancing company goals vs. schedule, budget, safety and resources.

Elevate issues early to avoid surprises.

Competency #2

Shape the Future

Competency Description #2

Adapt and perform consistently under changing requirements and dynamic work situations.

Take initiative to offer or try a new approach to make the team and the company more successful.

Foster business success by offering and supporting different perspectives.

Continuously improve in job performance.

Take on stretch or rotational assignments to support company initiatives and achieve self development.

Competency #3

Build Relationships

Competency Description #3

Build and maintain good working relationships with everyone.

Maintain a customer-focused attitude and strive to satisfy the customer.

Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with everyone. Publicly recognize others for a job well done.

Provide open and timely feedback regarding meeting and delivering commitments.

Competency #4

Energize & Recognize Team

Competency Description #4

Work with team members to ensure team, department, and divisional goals are met.

Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with team and management.

Collaborate and share with other team members to promote knowledge transfer.

Mentor, guide, and provide assistance to newer employees.

Promote teamwork and support other members of the organization.

Ask for help and support when needed.

Recognize colleagues for their achievements.

Competency #5

Model Excellence

Competency Description #5

Behave in a professional manner demonstrating integrity, ethics, and a high standard of values.Deliver your work with pride and ownership.Respect others’ knowledge, skills, and experiences.Seek to appropriately identify and resolve challenges.Work to make the organization, company, and mission more successful.Apply Continuous Improvement processes to work scopes to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs.Strive to exceed expectations in task completion.Embrace the company’s culture of service, excellence, and stewardship.Take personal responsibility to care for equipment and resources.Adhere to conduct of operations principles.

SRNS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. SRNS is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, you may contact us by phone at 803-952-8207, or by e-mail at

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