Health Records Technician Health Information Services (Remote)

Salary: Competitive Salary
Job Type: Full time
Experience: Senior Level

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Health Records Technician Health Information Services (Remote)

Health Records Technician Health Information Services | Nova Scotia Health Authority | Canada

Req ID: 163637

Company: Nova Scotia Health

Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

Department: IMIT HIS Coding YRH

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: CUPE Admin Professionals Position

Posting Closing Date: 20-Sep-23

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to and under the direction of the Manager, Health Information Services, Coding & Abstracting and /or designate, the Health Record Technician is responsible for providing accurate coding and abstraction of Inpatient, Day Surgery, and Emergency health information.

Coding & Abstracting

The HRT through integration of clinical knowledge and information systems, contributes to quality, patient safety, decision making and planning of health care services. The HRT possess a unique skill set, allowing them to comprehensively collect data, maintain information integrity and report health information in a responsible and knowledgeable way. Health Record Technician will be responsible for producing timely high quality coded and abstracted data, monitor data quality and prepare submissions for CIHI and other specialty programs.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
Successful completion of a 2-3 year diploma from a recognized Canada Health Information Management Association recognized program (2085 hours)

Certified with the Canadian College of Health Information Management & hold active certified membership in good standing with Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)

Knowledge of National & Provincial legislation and NSHA/Area policies that govern Confidentiality, Privacy, and security of health information and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality

2 years of coding experience in the health information management field

Commitment to ongoing learning and professional development including completion of 36 continuing education credits every three years post-graduation

Current knowledge of data collection standard including Canadian Institute of Health Information standards (i.e. Discharge Abstract Database, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, Management Information System)

Knowledge of health information systems (3M, Discharge Abstract Database, National Ambulatory Reporting system, & ADT system (MEDITECH /STAR)

Demonstrated critical thinking skills and good judgement

Demonstrated attention to detail

Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, collaboration and teamwork skills

Demonstrated accountability, initiative and ability to work independently

Demonstrated planning, organizing, prioritizing and time management skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs- Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Lync & Outlook calendar

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

  • A coding skills test will be administered as part of the selection process

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


Permanent, Full-time Position; 75 hours biweekly

No travel required; Work from home Monday to Friday

  • To perform this role, the successful candidate must live in Nova Scotia or be willing to relocate to Nova Scotia prior to starting work

Compensation and Incentives

$25.52 – $27.43 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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