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HIM Specialist

Wellstar Shared Services • LaGrange, GA • Coding, Compliance, and Health Information Systems • 95561 • Days, Weekend Option • PRN


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.



The HIM Specialist provides timely processing of the patient record, the HIM Specialist will be responsible to complete the prepping, scanning and indexing of patients’ medical records into our Electronic Health Record (EHR), to include all hospitals departments and WellStar Medical Group practices. In addition, the HIM Specialist will be responsible for monitoring, and management of HIM work queues, review documents and creation of indexes, abstracting, completion and submission of vital records information and other duties associated with the accurate and timely completion of the legal medical record.

The HIM Specialist is responsible to review documents and create indexes. This allows the end user to locate documents quickly and easily for continuity of patient care, coding, billing, release of information, compliance and regulatory standards. This job requires strong problem-solving skills, decision making, research, analytical ability and great attention to detail. The HIM Specialist must acquire and maintain comprehensive knowledge of the document types required to associate patient documents in the EHR to facilitate end user access and selection. This job requires extensive knowledge and proficiency of the EHR to designate the documents to the correct patient, encounter level, document type, physician and location.


Required Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma

Preferred Education:

  • Education in HIM/HIT and/or college degree

Recommended Minimum Experience:

  • Education in HIM/HIT and/or college degree or two (2) or more years of experience in an acute care hospital with experience with HIM document management system.

Required Minimum Certification:

  • n/a

Required Minimum Skills:


  • Computer/data entry experience.
  • Ability to communicate with various members of the healthcare team.
  • Ability to use EXCEL, Word and have basic computer operational knowledge.
  • Epic and OnBase experience preferred.

Onsite - WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

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