Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people and the quality of its environment.
This position’s main duty is to assign International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) codes that describe the cause of injury, the diagnosis, and the treatment (procedures) documented by physicians in the medical record for inpatient hospital stays and emergency department visits. This work helps the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment know if existing databases already coded in ICD-10-CM can be used to describe the burden of injuries in Colorado and to inform injury prevention.
Minimum qualifications are:
- Two (2) years of professional experience abstracting or reviewing clinical information from medical records. At least one of the two years of job experience must include assigning accurate ICD-10-CM codes for diagnoses, procedures and services documented in medical records from hospital-based settings, including emergency department, hospital discharge, and/or observation discharges.
- The candidate must pass a pre-employment criminal background check in order to be hired.
- Certification in ICD-10-CM;
- Experience working in medical records including processing confidential documents;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Superior oral and written communication skills;
- Excellent customer service skills;
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
- Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
- Associates degree in Health Information Management or closely related degree will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Education must include training and/or experience with assigning ICD-10-CM codes.
- Certification related to the work assigned to the position will substitute for two years of the required experience (e.g., Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); Certified Professional Medical Coding Auditor (CPMA); Certified Professional Coder (CPC); Certified Outpatient Coder (COC))
SALARY: $3,780 – $5,335 Monthly
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.
- Employee wellness programs and facilities
- Extensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects
- Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racks
- Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system
- Flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans
- Medical and dental health plans
- Paid life insurance
- Short- and long-term disability coverage
- 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off
- Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees
- Tuition assistance for college level courses including Masters degree programs
- Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, and
- A variety of employee resource groups
Instructions for Resume Submission:
Complete a state application and supplemental questions at:
To Apply: Medical Records Coder (#5248)