HIM Specialist


At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Health Information Management Specialist - Greater Chattanooga Area. 


The Health Information Management Specialist in the Greater Chattanooga Area is responsible for managing Adult Services HIM department daily operations, along with the management of client information, involving all Center healthcare records. Understanding and a sense of judgment in maintaining records for all clients in a confidential Nature. Provides quality customer service and support for our clients, visitors and Center Personnel.  Monitor and order supplies for Hamilton County Adult Center.  Assist Supervisor with legal issues regarding client records, applying the laws to medical record protection and representing the Center in court cases when required by Subpoena/Court Order.  Responds to requests for medical records in accordance with federal, state and Center guidelines, for Hamilton and McMinn County programs.  These include Adult Services, Supportive Housing, and assistance and coverage with Children and Adolescent records.  Notify Corporate Compliance with any problems, issues or concerns requiring assistance in supervisor's absence.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.


Education/Knowledge: Minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent.  Knowledge of healthcare records management, experience preferred.  Must be able to operate computer equipment and be proficient in Microsoft software products for office productivity, Including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Experience: Minimum of one year related experience.

Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.  Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 

Physical: Lifting up to 50 pounds and ability to remove and place items from all levels of shelving.  Sensory requirements include normal/corrected vision to allow reading of handwritten and/or typewritten information for filing and retrieving of Medical Records. Normal/aided hearing in order to hear and/or reorganize soft tones.  Must be able to speak clearly in order to communicate effectively with others via use of telephone, and face-to-face contact.  Additional physical requirements include manual dexterity in order to operate the following office equipment: telephone, computer, copy/fax/printer machine. Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time.  Ability to hear normal voice and ring tones.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.