New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Examinations Open to All Qualified Individuals
Health Information Management Technician 1/2
- Applications Accepted
- Tests To Be Held
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|20-257||Health Information Management Technician 1||$34,260||G-13||$0|
|20-258||Health Information Management Technician 2||$38,278||G-15||$0|
NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or WestchesterCounties will receive an additional $1,302 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or PutnamCounties will receive an additional $651 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
On or before the date of filing your application, you must meet the following requirements:
For No. 20-257: You must be currently certified by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
For No. 20-258: You must meet one of the following requirements:
- You must be currently certified by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); OR
- You must be currently certified by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) AND have one year of full-time professional (post-RHIT) health information management experience*.
* For purposes of this examination, professional health information management experience must include: reviewing medical records with physicians, coding and indexing diseases and operative procedures, compiling statistics required for hospital service analysis, and responsibility for all technical aspects of the implementation of a facility health information management program.
For information on the requirements for certification, you may contact the American Health Information Management Association, 233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5519, telephone (312) 233-1100 or visit AHIMA's web site at www.ahima.org.
- If eligible, you may file for both examinations by filing one application listing both examination numbers and titles.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience which can be verified will be accepted on a prorated basis.
These positions exist statewide at facilities of the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Health, and Department of Correctional Services.
As a Health Information Management Technician 1, you would review diagnostic and therapeutic medical records for completeness and accuracy to assure compliance with accreditation, research, and legal requirements; supervise and perform coding of diseases, diagnoses, operations and procedures; review records for accuracy and completeness to ensure that the records reflect the current and future treatment needs of patients; participate in committees concerned with the clinical and administrative policies and procedures governing medical records; assist facility staff in resolving problems with proper medical records maintenance and use; train staff in the goals and procedures of the health information management program and, when necessary, work on wards, units, clinics, and in any other location in the facility or the community where treatment services are provided. Supervision of lower level staff may be required.
As a Health Information Management Technician 2, you would supervise Health Information Management Technicians 1 and other support staff. You would act as assistant to the Health Information Management Administrator in program management in the following areas: staff assignments, medical records review, training, interpretation of policy and procedure, problem solving, staff evaluation, medical records reports, and adherence to medical records accreditation standards.
Subject of Examination
If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your training and experience in health information management will be evaluated against the general background of the positions. It is essential, therefore, that you describe all pertinent training and experience completely and accurately on the application form. Be sure to include the date you first received your RHIT or RHIA certification. Final scores will be based on the rating you receive in this evaluation.
How To Apply
You Can Also
- Download examination application NYS-APP form; or
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request NYS-APP forms; or
- Obtain an NYS-APP form from a State agency or facility personnel/business office; or
- Request NYS-APP form by calling the Department of Civil Service in the Albany area at 518-457-2487 or toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.
State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, the Department of Civil Service will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. In general, all applications received up to six weeks before a scheduled test date will be processed for that test date. Applications received afterward will be retained for the next scheduled rating. For information about these examinations, write to the NYS Department of Civil Service, c/o Staffing Section S-1, or call (518)473-9725.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
Eligibility for Employment
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions
However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.
Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists
Candidates who meet the qualification and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.
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