HIM Technician in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/11/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

For over 100 years, West Suburban Medical Center has supported generations of families in the Oak Park and surrounding areas. Our kind, caring hospital staff have a passion to heal and make a difference in our community. We understand that our employees are the heart of our facility. If you are looking for a family atmosphere, a company committed to professional growth and a culture that embraces our five core values of Quality. Innovation. Service. Integrity. Transparency.

We offer a competitive benefits package including competitive salary, 401(k) savings plan, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time-off program, Tuition reimbursement, etc.

Job Summary

Assures that a complete clinical data set is accessible and available to all users. Responds to customer needs for clinical information in either electronic or paper format. Works with Source corp (release of information vendor) in releasing the medical information for our internal and external customers.

Job Duties

• Receives and reviews all the requests for medical records for validity and verifies authorizations (non-billables only) including phone and fax.

• Processes all non-billable requests for release of information forwarded by Source corp.*

• Obtains Medical Record numbers from “INVISION” for all the non-billable requests and pulls medical records for each request.

• Retrieves data or records from various systems upon request of provider or outside reviewers as needed.

• Forwards records to Source corp for copying and mailing to the requester. *

• Copies the records for non-billable requests, as needed.

• Assists the Supervisor with outpatient exception report and all other reports as needed. *

• Provides phone support to department and assists with inquiries. *

• Reviews data in medical records or in electronic form for patient care, research, third-party inquiries, audits and accreditation visits.

• Ensures that clinical documentation supports the diagnosis and treatment and is complete according to Hospital regulation and supports billing for services rendered.

• Abstracts data as needed for patient care, follow-up research and other uses such as third-party reviews.

• Files Operative, Pathology and other clinical reports.

• Enhances skill sets through continuing education in clinical documentation and release of information guidelines.

Job Qualifications

• High school diploma; some college course work preferred

• Three years experience in hospital Medical Records or comparable clinical setting

• Knowledge of medical terminology

• Strong PC skills, data entry, database systems

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated customer service

• Must be able to work independently and demonstrated leadership skills

West Suburban Medical Center and Pipeline Health Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $16.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Medical records: 2 years (Required)
  • HIM: 5 years (Required)