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Health Information Coder, Health Information (CUPE) (2) - Casual - Markham Site


Administrative/Clerical Support --> Clerk/Receptionist

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381 Church Street, Markham, Ontario

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Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What we are looking for:

As part of the Health Information Management team, Health Information Coders are responsible for accurate and timely coding and abstracting of health information for the Hospital’s acute inpatient discharges (DAD) and ambulatory visits (NACRS) from the electronic patient charts as per the requirements by CIHI, Ontario Ministry of Health, the Hospital and other governing agencies.  Active involvement in data quality and continuous improvement initiatives in coding and abstracting practices are required. Regular chart reviews and physician engagement are integral to ensure success of this role.


 What you bring to the role:

  •  Completion of an approved health information management program with eligibility for current CHIMA membership
  • Proven knowledge of ICD-10/CCI, CIHI Coding and Abstracting Standards, CMG, CACS, HIG grouping methodologies and MIS Functional Centres
  • Minimum of 2 years in an acute hospital DAD/NACRS coding and abstracting
  • Experience with Med2020 and 3M-Computer Assisted Coding System is an asset
  • Proven knowledge of Ontario Hospital Funding Reform including HBAM and QBP
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with high level of accuracy and data quality
  • Proven knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment both independently and within a team, exercising sound judgment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Previous experience with Meditech and online documentation is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with organization related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required



 Work Schedule: 

The successful candidate is required to be available to work days/evenings Monday to Friday and weekends (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). 

Please note schedule may change due to operational needs.



BAND CUP C04: $27.47- $32.80 per hour

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?



COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2022. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI

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CUPE - Markham