University of California - San Diego #93424 HIM Master Patient Index Analyst in San Diego, California

#93424 HIM Master Patient Index Analyst

Filing Deadline: Thu 5/31/2018

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Under the general direction of the Data Integrity Manager, coordinates and performs critical analysis of data related to the Master Patient Index, i.e, ensuring every patient admitted to the ambulatory care services, emergency services, and hospital care, has unique identifiers (medical record numbers) with accurate demographic and clinical information. Reviews, maintains, and, when necessary reconciles critical data to mitigate duplicate assignments of unique identifiers upon admission or registration; subsequent performance of necessary record merging and electronic movement or transfer of erroneous information.

In addition to data reconciliation, this position analyzes the details of the data for reporting purposes to a medical staff committee and working groups to assess any trends associated with demographic errors and staff data entry or information capture. This is a position that must have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas for all levels of audiences.

This position requires a self starter who is accountable and requires minimal direction and supervision: a person who is open to new ideas; and a creative and flexible individual in a large, complex organization. The person must possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.


  • American Health Information Management Assoc.(AHIMA) w/in 6 months of hire.

  • RHIT program certification, or enrollment within 6 months of hire.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, healthcare administration or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Up to one (1) years of relevant experience an acute care, inpatient hospital environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience and proven success in computer application programs.

  • Understanding of medical terminology.

  • Familiarity with inpatient medical records.

  • Experience with electronic medical records program.

  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas for all levels of audiences.

  • Be a self-starter who is accountable and requires minimal direction and supervision; a person who is open to new ideas; and a creative and flexible individual who is comfortable working in a large, complex organization.


  • Epic Identity certification.

  • Chart review and abstraction experience.

  • Experience with Epic, electronic medical record.

  • Clinical experience in an acute, inpatient hospital.

  • Experience as a unit secretary or hospital unit services coordinator.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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Health Information Services

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Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F with rotating weekend

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