Assistant Director job – Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, NY

Full Time Assistant Director

Health Information Management

Under the direction of the Director of HIM, the Assistant Director of Health Information Management is responsible for the coordination and management of coding and documentation capture for compliant revenue capture. This position will work closely with HIM operations, physicians, ancillary departments, patient accounting, senior management and the compliance officer to ensure optimal compliance and efficiencies in the billing cycle process to maintain national standards. In this role, responsibilities include the monitoring and assurance of timely and accurate coding of all inpatient and outpatient accounts under the purview of the Health Information Management Department. This position is a member of the Epic team bringing operational experience as well as technical knowledge to support the Hospital’s Revenue Cycle and Epic system. This position will also assit in the management of 10 Coders and 3 DRG Reviewers.

What you will need to succeed in this position:


  • Bachelors Degree or other related healthcare experience required
  • Master Degree in related field

Experience :

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive coding and management experience in a Health Care Field or in a consulting capacity or as a Coding Manager.
  • Familiar with a Clinical Documentation Improvement program
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Epic Revenue Cycle processes and 3M coding software

Credentials :

  • Current CCS/CPC
  • EPIC certification in HIM (or other Epic applications in revenue cycle) preferred

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Collaborate with Finance department to resolve issues related to Epic revenue cycle work flows and work queues
  • Ability to write effective appeals related to DRG downgrades
  • In-depth understanding of National Coding Guidelines, AHA Coding Clinic, and ICD-10
  • Participates in the development of health information management policies for all operational areas especially coding
  • Responsible for ensuring staff compliance with documented and established work flow guidelines and procedures
  • Collaborate with Revenue Cycle and Quality Management to insure accurate coding on all cases.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Strong clinical background related to coding and assignment of CCs and MCCs
  • Must serve as a role model and mentor with the ability to motivate staff
  • Able to work with and communicate effectively with all hospital departments, medical staff, and hospital leadership

Hospital for Special Surgery offers a unique work environment, diverse job types and extraordinary career opportunities. HSS encourages and supports professional growth and development, recognizes individual contributions, and offers unique and highly competitive compensation packages. This is how we attract and retain highly skilled professionals, renowned for their leadership and vision in clinical care, teaching, research & development.

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report “American’s Best Hospitals” issue, HSS ranks #1 in orthopedics and #2 in rheumatology. In addition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center has honored HSS with four consecutive designations of Magnet® recognition. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country.

Based in New York City, patients from throughout the Unites States and 90 countries travel to Hospital for Special Surgery seeking its internationally recognized specialty care. HSS has 205 beds, 35 operating rooms and performs more than 29,000 surgeries per year. Additionally, it handles more than 360,000 non-surgical outpatient visits annually.

The hospital’s research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. HSS has been a leader in pioneering new procedures, including: pioneering the modern total knee replacement; designing a revolutionary fiber optic probe for distinguishing healthy and diseased cartilage during surgery; developing new imaging protocols for MRI evaluation of cartilage; pioneering the development of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that eliminate the need for spinal fusion; perfecting surgical techniques for minimally invasive hip and knee procedures, minimizing hospital stays for qualified patients; and leading the world in the application of regional anesthesia techniques.

HSS is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell. It has one of the most sought-after residency programs and its graduates hold prominent positions in hospitals throughout the country.

HSS physicians are team doctors for the New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, and New York Red Bulls. H

Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at

About secureteam

A Computer Programmer whose articles got mentions from the likes of The New York Times, Kissmetrics and AllTopStories. He writes articles, novels and poems; spends most of his time reading everything he could get his hands on. He is currently pursuing his Masters from The University of Illinois and holds a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from the University of California. He is a programmer, a motivational writer and speaker.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *