Medical Coder in Reem Hospital Abu Dhabi is accountable for reviewing and analyzing medical records in order to abstract relevant data from patient medical records and ensuring appropriate codes are assigned in accordance with the clinical coding system. This job reference number is 2691.

Key responsibilities of Medical Coder in Reem Hospital

  • Assists in formulating and ensuring delivery of the Hospital corporate strategies and strategic plans.
  • Work with the Senior Clinical Coder to develop the patient’s Financial service standards and ensure they are consistently met. Acting as a role model, they will deliver high operational performance standards by developing and supporting the Finance team.
  • Collaborates with all levels of interdisciplinary teams, executive officers and other stakeholders in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.
    Reviewing and analyzing patient medical records to ensure all applicable patient data is available for coding and abstracting by checking the diagnosis and procedure
  • Ensuring accurate coding and sequencing as specified by established coding principles and guidelines, following the clinical coding system
  • Allocating the appropriate and specific codes from the indexing system and assigning the codes for completing a coding summary of the medical records
  • Assisting with the preparation of medical records for the quality assurance and medical audit purposes by providing the coding data
  • Investigating and resolving problems, complaints and incidents occurring within the coding section, and reporting these occurrences to the Senior Clinical Coder ¬†for further action
  • Ensuring timely completion of medical coding as per the orders
  • Ensuring consistency in information data flow and documentation requirements for effective medical coding and grouping
  • Validating that encoded information is reported with most accurate information
  • Collaborating with clinical and non-clinical staff in research projects, teaching activities, evaluation of medical records etc. by utilizing the coding database
  • Applying knowledge of basic medical sciences and medical terminology skills
  • Coordinating with the data analysis section for coding statistics requirements, and with other sections in medical records, for other clerical-related transactions/arrangements

Other responsibilities

  • Evaluates factors related to safety, outcomes, effectiveness, cost and social impact when developing and implementing practice innovations.
  • Participates in projects, equipment, staff and policy decisions that affect staff care.
  • Manages the performance of self and others within the facility by setting developmental action plans/goals.
  • Continues personal professional development through training and continuing education.

Qualifications, Certifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Clinical Coding or HIM
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Recognised coding certification such as Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) etc.
  • 2-3 years experience in an acute care hospital Medical Record Department as a Coder of inpatient records, inclusive of ICD10-CM coding or equivalent and statistical compilation.
  • International accreditation experience.
  • The ability to influence and implement change.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively with others.
  • Organized and able to work methodically.
  • Able to relate to people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.

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