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Medical Records Technician

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Medical Records Technician in the Health Information Management Department at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information about the hospital).

We will accept resumes for this position until close of business on 1/18/13.

Job Description:

Assigns and sequences ICD-9-CM/CPT codes to diagnoses and procedures for documented information. Assures the final diagnoses as stated by the physician are valid and complete. Abstracts all necessary information from health records to identify secondary complications and co-morbid conditions. Performs a comprehensive review of the record to assure the presence of all component parts such as: patient and record identification, signatures and dates where required, and other necessary data which appear to be indicated by the nature of the treatment rendered. Evaluates the record for documentation consistency and adequacy. Ensures that the final diagnoses accurately reflects the treatment and care rendered.


High school diploma or GED and two years of related experience OR One year at the lower level or at an equivalent position OR Two years of college or Associate degree.

Preferred Qualifications

One year coding experience using ICD-9-CM and CPT-4, certification as a CCS, CCS-P, CPC or RHIT. Knowledge of HIPAA confidentiality laws and State laws as it relates to Protected Health Information (PHI), excellent communication skills and must be able to follow hospital policies and procedures. Must have good organizational skills and ability to prioritize and reprioritize. PC knowledge and ability to navigate in a windows environment.


In addition to a competitive salary (Salary Depends On Skills And Experience), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 10 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Since opening in 1970, GeorgiaRegional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) has stood as a beacon of hope for consumers in need of mental health, developmental disability and addictive disease services in the southeast region of the state of Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia's First City is first, in family fun for the summer! With more than 50 cultural and historic attractions, there are plenty of museums, galleries, great entertainment and tours to keep busy and beat the heat!

Come join our team of professional staff and make a difference.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: grhs_hr@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Medical Records Technician If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.