Alabama DMH / Mental Health LPN I (Health Information Management)

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JOB TITLE: Mental Health LPN I (Health Information Management)
OPEN DATE: 10/06/2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 23-14

• Range 64 ($32,416.80 – $54,290.40 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current state employees.

• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CE’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.

• Standard High School graduation and graduation from a state-approved school of practical nurse education.

• Possession of a certificate of registration as a Practical Nurse issued by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

• Responsible for monitoring, assessing, and reviewing geriatric patients’ cases for admission.
• Responsible for reviewing records for timeliness and completeness of documentation in geriatric patients’ hospital records in accordance with JCAHO and other accrediting agencies.
• Conducts medical record reviews for the purpose of certification for admission/continued stay of geriatric patients, in accordance with established guidelines.
• Conducts clinical pertinence reviews of patient’s medical records for timeliness of documentation of clinical services based on established indicators to maintain compliance with regulating agencies.
• Makes case referrals for geriatric patients per established UR Plan guidelines, working with attending physicians and external reviews as needed.
• Maintains schedules and information systems which assure timely reviews of geriatric patients’ certification for admission/continued stay, so that established time intervals are met.
• Compiles and processes UR and medical record documentation data on geriatric patients.
• Develops record analysis and reports to hospital committees.

• Ability to maintain accurate records and follow through with responsibilities and assignments independently.
• Knowledge and ability to review clinical documentation and make appropriate decisions regarding the appropriateness of documentation.
• Ability to assess the medical necessity of admission of geriatric patients, treatment, and their continued stay.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply established UR and Medical Records documentation standards and practices.
• Knowledge of appropriate criteria for measuring quality of care as it relates to applicable compliance standards (Medicare, Medicaid, TJC, etc.).
• Ability to identify problem areas and effectively resolve them.
• Ability to communicate and resolve issues effectively and appropriately with hospital employees.
• Ability to provide detailed assessment of patient documentation.

• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
• Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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