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HIM Coder IV - Master Coder
Title:HIM Coder IV - Master Coder
Job Status:Full Time

HIM Coder IV – Master Coder


SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.

Position Summary

Reviews the contents of the All Patient Types including to but not limited to the following: Inpatient, Observation, Swing Bed, Same Day Surgery, Outpatient Ancillary, Emergency Room; electronic health records (medical record) to identify and assign accurately the ICD-10 diagnosis code and the procedure code (ICD- 10-PCS)/ (CPT-4) that may be needed to be accurately code (with DRG’s and APC’s) and abstract in the billing system of the facility. Reviews the record to determine if the record is complete, so that it can be coded and not missing any clinical documentation.  Performs duties in support of the organizational mission to ensure the highest quality of patient care.  To continue to maintain accurate records and maintain records in a confidential, secure, complete and accessible manner for patient care.   To service both internal and external customers ensuring patient safety and continuing of care. Works independently or as part of a HIM department.



  • Required High school or GED



  • Preferred to have one of the following certifications RMC, CPC, CCS or RHIT, but not required
  • Ability to use an Electronic Health Report and understanding of how an Electronic Health Report is put together.
  • Must obtain CRCR and Medicare/Medicaid Bootcamp within 1 year of hire, preferred but not required.
  • Computer applications/keyboarding skills.
  • 5+ years coding experience in Inpatient/Outpatient (ability to code any type of account) Coding Electronic Health Records for inpatient, Information Management preferred but not required


Other Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Preference o applicant holding a degree in Health Information Management or Medical Assistant Program. –OR-Coding certification.
  • BS or AA degree in Health Information Management (preferred but not required) and eligible to sit for credential exam

Licensure and Certification:

  • RHIT or RHIA Certification, preferred but not required.

Other Information

At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.

We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

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