Cedars-Sinai Health Information Associate I - Temporary in Los Angeles, California

Job Posting: The Temporary Health Information Associate I performs specialized health information activities necessary to organize, maintain and use electronic and paper patient health records. Depending on area assigned, they may specialize in one or more clerical functions, such as: - coding clerical support - transcription processing and interface - coordination of record request - image scanning quality auditing - or serve as the satellite rep in off-campus locations - analyze/research errors - participate in quality reviews - compile and trend data and generate reports - queries multiple electronic record and tracking systems - understands chart organization and content and external requirements related to chart documentation and privacy - also performs as a backup for prepping and scanning records as needed to meet department goals This is a Temporary assignment for one year at our work site located in Torrance, CA.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED & some college courses required

  • AA degree preferred

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • RHIT or other related credential, preferred

  • Basic knowledge of ICD-9 preferred


  • 2-3 years experience in health care setting or related field, required

  • Basic medical terminology skills required

  • Attention to detail, advanced problem solving and analytical skills required

  • Demonstrate proficiency with basic PC skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, required.

  • Intermediate keyboarding skills

  • Detailed knowledge of the medical record content and chart organization

  • Detailed knowledge of documentation and privacy regulatory standards

  • Strong customer service and communication skills

  • English language proficiency, written and spoken

  • Bi-lingual preferred

  • Strong data analysis and research skills for error corrections, required

  • Knowledge of hospital computer systems and EMRs required

  • Knowledge of EPIC system, preferred

  • Or comparable/equivalent level of education, training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform duties required for this position.

Physical Demands:

  • Push and pull scanning related equipment for up to 8 hours a day (up to 35 pounds)

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to walk for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to bend repetitively for up to 8 hours a day

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, use a computer keyboard for prolonged periods of time and look at a computer monitor for prolonged periods of time