Job Description

DATE POSTED: October 30, 2018

JOB STATUS:  Permanent/Full-time

SALARY: *$3,446/month (SR15, BU3) *includes shortage differential of $300 per month*

JOB LOCATION:  Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii

FUNCTION:   The Coder II is primarily responsible for performing routine qualitative and quantitative chart analyses to ensure complete physician documentation and indexing,  coding assignments for reimbursement purposes, prompt transmittal of patient discharge data to Patient Financial Services Department, ongoing scrutiny of compliance with record completion procedures, release of medical information to third party carriers, release of information to others as dictated by policy and procedures, and other duties as assigned. This position works closely with Utilization Review and may be required to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.

  • Recruitment posting are continuous until needs are met
  • All job vacancies will be posted for  a minimum of ten (10) calendar days
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.

Education:High school diploma or equivalent. Received ICD-10 training, coursework, or classes, within the last 2 years.

Specialized Experience: One (1) year of experience in a health information management department of a hospital or allied medical care facility which involved the performance of paraprofessional health information management work requiring the knowledge of the nature and uses of medical records, medical terminology and established health information management classification, coding, filing and indexing systems; and the ability to analyze and file medical records and prepare reports and summaries from medical records.

Coding Experience: Two (2) years of experience in a health information management department of a hospital or allied medical care facility, which involved the performance of assigning codes from the listing of ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS for all diagnoses and procedures and other services. The experience must have been gained within the last five (5) years.

Certification: Valid CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based) from AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) or CPC or CPC-H (Certified Professional Coder – hospital) [outpatient coding] from AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) is required.

Licensure: None required.

Desired skills: Working knowledge of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), American Medical Association, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) Coding system, and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS); nature and uses of medical records; medical terminology; knowledge of disease processes and pharmacology; established health information management classification, filing and indexing systems; the use of computer equipment and software applications; strong analytical skills and office practices and procedures.

Ability to analyze medical records; prepare reports and summaries from medical records; review, interpret and apply established health information management policies, guidelines, standards and procedures; perform arithmetic computations; proficient use of computers, word processing and other software applications; follow oral and written instructions, and deal tactfully and effectively with others. Certain positions in this class may require that candidates take dictation at the rate of 90 words per minute and transcribe such dictation accurately.

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in this position, just click on the link “APPLY NOW”. You will be prompted to create your online account or access to your existing account. Please submit your resume to or

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position. Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities. If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week. Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek. Note: We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.

MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: You must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness. Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted. Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment will be required to become a Hawaii resident within a reasonable time from hire.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice. The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.

CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant. If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please apply through our on-line application.  Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with the hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications received for positions with “Continuous Recruitment Until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.

STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form (click on the form) or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee. Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request. If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted. Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals. The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection. If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.

Company Overview

This position is located in the Health Information Managemen (Medical Records) Department of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. KVMH is part of the Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating 12 facilities statewide.

Contact Information

The Kauai Regional Office of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is located at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, 4643 Waimea Canyon Road, Waimea, HI 96796. For employment opportunities, please click on this link.

For additional information, call (808) 338-9426 or


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