HIM Director (Health Information Management)

International Professional Medical Recruitment for and to the Middle East


Doha

Introduction

International Medical professionals are invited to apply for these exiting 3 year contract job opportunities in Qatar. Qatar’s national healthcare delivery system is rapidly developing. This group strives to lead in developing the national health system by operating new facilities, implementing state-of-the art technologies, and recruiting the best, most qualified international talent to care for Qatar’s future. Here, you will have the opportunity to team with the best and the brightest professionals in healthcare and to provide world class patient care service for the population. This medical group has one of the biggest workforces in Qatar, with more than 2 million people living and working in Qatar, this diverse and exciting organization has more than 90 different nationalities working to deliver the best care always to their patients and the Qatar community.?


Package

3 Year contract (renewable)

Single contract for unmarried candidates, while Family contract offered for married candidates.

Generous Tax free BASIC salary offered according to experience. Salary paid in Qatari Riyals. 

From 12 800- 23625 QAR per month.  23 625 QAR is +/- 8500 Australian Dollar basic salary.

Free fully furnished accommodation provided.

Transport allowance of 1250 QAR per month added to your basic salary.

Free "round trip" (to and from home country) flight tickets on joining, annual leave, and on repatriation. For those with family contract offered this will be also be applicable for your family (wife and up to 3 children up to 18 years old).

School allowance: 21 000 QAR (maximum) for up to 3 children (ages 5- 18) per child per academic year provided that they are studying in private schools in Doha.

40 days paid annual vacation days.

End of Service Award (at end of contract) which is one month's salary for each year worked.

 

The benefits outlined here are those that apply to most employees. Salary offer packages are determined by the employer. Global Medical Recruiting can assist the applicant with salary offer negotiations with the employer, but in the end the final salary package offered is at the sole discretion of the employer and not of Global Medical Recruiting.


Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors Degree in HIM (Health Information Management) WITH 10+ years post graduate experience in HIM.

OR

Bachelors degree with 15 years experience in HIM INCLUDING experience in a senior managerial role.

 

LICENSE:

Professional Certification is preferred (from the home country medical records association/organization)


Job Specification

JOB SUMMARY:
Within the Mission, Vision and Values of Hospital Group and the Department of the Corporation. Responsible for the leadership, management and direction of Health Information Management systems and functions consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements of the health care delivery system provided by Hospital Group. This is a key role providing road maps for the implementation electronic solutions within Hospital Group. To work with health care providers and the HIS team to define and implement testing standards of application development at Hospital Group. Will work closely with the HIS sections to coordinate the effective implementation of HIS solution. This role will be responsible for clinical transformation and performs duties that involve IT projects planning, utilizing resources, designing portfolio and coordinating with sections /departments. This role will serve as project implementation lead and will be a key contact between HIS, HIM and the users. This role is a central point of contact on all HIM related JCI standards that are ongoing and to ensure quality related performance data is accurate, timely and relevant.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Directs and manages the activities pertinent to Health Information Management systems and the standard functions performed by the Health Information Management staff at Hospital Group.
Provides robust management practices and develops and oversees processes in the Health Information Management department in order to attain Hospital Group strategic goals and to meet the standards set by the designated accrediting bodies regarding all Medical Record and Health Information Management services. Actively participates in various committees such as, but not limited to, the Medical Records Committee, the Medical Records Review Committee, Management of Communication and Information Committee, Forms Committee directly responsible for the quality of medical records and its services.
Oversees the design and direction of patient information systems assuring that data collected is accurate and useful.
Sets objectives for the department in order to assure quality of existing services is maintained and future growth continued.
Serves as a Liaison to other bodies within the Supreme Council for Health (i.e. Preventive Medicine, Primary Health Care, etc.) to review and recommend practices related to health information management functions. Responsible for enhancing the quality, accuracy and completeness of Health Information Management functions through improved sources of information, engaging clinicians, executive teams and relevant departments, such as HIS and finance.
Conducts orientation program on medical records for clinical and non-clinical staff who are newly appointed. Plan and develop service improvement initiatives for the modernization of the health information department to achieve performance standards.
Plans and implement programs to train staff and foster continuing education in conjunction with their abilities and interests.
Administers personnel policies in accordance with the Hospital Groups policies and procedures.
Recruit appropriately qualified and skilled personnel to achieve the organisations information objectives
Develop and maintain the annual operating and capital budgets for Health Information Management department.
Develops departmental services through ongoing planning which is consistent with the organization's mission, vision and values as well as the organizational objectives outlined in the strategic plan; establishes, coordinates, and communicates departmental objectives and goals as well as organizational goals.
Monitors productivity and quality standards according to department and organizational guidelines and monitors staff adherence to these standards on a routine basis.
Participates in the monitoring, evaluating, educating and improving the quality of health information and identifies problems, tracks trends, and initiates actions to improve performance towards achieving departmental standards. Participate as an integral and active member in the strategic planning process of the healthcare enterprise and forecasts the healthcare systems future technical and information needs.
Develop, coordinate, guide and maintain health information management systems strategic and operational plans in support of the overall clinic/patient focused mission and business strategy.
These plans define a vision for meeting current and future information needs.
To achieve the corporations targets for standards of accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of clinically coded data.
Lead the transition from ICD9 to ICD10 within their hospital facility.
Develop clinical documentation specialists-clinician interaction and demonstrate a high standard of clinical coding activity, to ensure that both clinicians and managers maintain a high level of confidence in the quality of the data.
Directs, supervises and evaluates work activities of Health Information management personnel.
Line management responsibilities for the clinical documentation specialists to bridge the gap between the physicians clinical language and the organizations documentation and coding requirements.
Responsibility for the day-to-day coordination of the team's activities in delivering high quality information and will be the point of contact for Clinical Coding and DRG performance data and Information production, and will be responsible for managing relations with information requesting departments.
Organizes, interprets, and summarizes numerical data to provide usable information.
Uses statistical software and other methods to gather, analyze and interpret research data. Formats data to develop and prepare reports, charts, tables and other related document.
Develop and maintain an appropriate organizational structure capable of supporting the information needs of operating entities through appropriate and cost-effective information technology.
Responsible for the management of key reporting data sets.
Responsible for data quality reporting, improvement, and submission of key data sets in accordance with corporations submission time frames.
Participates in the development of Hospital Group policies and procedures.
Maintain corporate Health Information Management policies and standards.
Ensure that appropriate training programs for the corporation are in place to attract, retain and develop the key personnel required to support information services.
Directs the health information management portfolio for medical records storage and archiving, release of information, medical transcription, documentation management and clinical coding within their facility.
To achieve the corporations targets for standards of accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of documentation and health information.
Participates in the development of health information management policies and procedures on release of information, confidentiality, information security, information storage and retrieval, and record retention. Documents and enforces the healthcare systems health information management policies and procedures. Provides education and training to the healthcare systems employees in areas relevant to health information management policies and procedures.
Supports and facilitates clinical, administrative, and external data use functions.
Monitors changes in legislation and accreditation standards that affect health information management.
Serves as an internal consultant on health information management issues including release of information, confidentiality, information security, information storage and retrieval, and record retention as well as authorship and authentication of health record documentation, standardization of medical vocabularies, and use of classification systems. Performs and reports research on topics related to health information management.

About the Employer

Premier non-profit health care provider in Doha, Qatar and the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East. Since its establishment the healthcare provider rapidly developed medical facilities capable of providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of disease.  It currently manages 12 hospitals – 9 specialist hospitals and 3 community hospitals – as well as the National Ambulance Service and home and residential care services.