EastPointe Hospital is a private, free-standing psychiatric hospital for adults located in Daphne, Ala. EastPointe’s clinical and medical professionals assess and evaluate adults in psychiatric crisis. Treatment focuses on stabilizing psychiatric symptoms and preventing psychiatric commitment. Adults admitted to EastPointe will have exhibited life-threatening, destructive or disabling behavior or symptoms. Each patient completes a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and receives 24-hour clinical care for an estimated thee-to-seven-day stay. The goal is for each patient to return to home or to the least restrictive level of care.
Supervision and consultation:
Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workers including:
High school graduate or the equivalent; two to three years’ experience in a medical records department or health care office setting; knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology; ability to communicate verbally, withstand continual deadlines, concentrate and maintain accuracy in spite of frequent interruptions; detailed oriented and highly organized; knowledge of the following must be demonstrated within 6 months of hire:
- Understanding of documentation requirements and procedures in compliance with key agencies that include, but are not limited to, CMS, DMH and The Joint Commission
- Basic clerical skills including Microsoft Office, and the principles of alphabetic, numeric, and terminal digit filing
- Use of standard office equipment including copy machines and fax machines, and
- General EHR and medical records procedures and standards.
Physical Requirements of the Job:
- Continuous sitting (extended sitting) up to 2 hours at a time until break or lunch.
- Reaching forward to place paperwork on a document stand.
- Grasping to turn keys in doors throughout facility, grabbing files/paperwork.
- Lifting up to 10 pounds.
- Carrying up to 10 pounds to transport small quantities of charts various distances in facility.
- Fine manipulation/dexterity for data entry, writing and handling paperwork
- Standing and walking frequently throughout shift and to various locations in the facility to file charts and put up supplies.
- Sitting can be in frequent bursts up to 10 minutes.
- While filing in the medical records department, the employee may bend forward, squat, lunge, stoop or crouch to access the levels that are at floor to waist level.
- Forward reaching, reaching out to front, and overhead reaching with up to 5 to 15 pounds is performed when filing records and charts.