Stone County Hospital

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To become a part of our team, please complete our online application and submit it, along with a resume (if applicable). Questions regarding available positions and/or status of hiring process should be sent to emaldonado@schospital.net. No phone calls please. Qualified applicants will be contacted for further screenings and interviews as needed.

Stone County Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Stone County Hospital is always accepting applications for RN’s, LPN’s, and CNA’s and applicants will be contacted as positions become available. The positions below are the current open positions needed for Stone County Hospital.

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Currently Hiring for the Following Positions:

  • Coding/Clerk Specialist

    SUMMARY: The Coding/Clerk Specialist is responsible for coding admissions, pre-certifications, denials, and clinic accounts when necessary. The Specialist is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, assembling, maintaining and making available to authorized users timely, accurate, secure and complete patient health information and for controlling the release of medical information from patient medical records in accordance with applicable standards and hospital policy.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    1. Abstract pertinent information from patient records. Assigns ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS codes.
    2. Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
    3. Keeps abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements. Brings identified concerns to department director for resolution.
    4. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Academy of Professional Coders and adheres to official coding guidelines.
    5. Keeps current with new coding guidelines and updates.
    6. Runs coding reports on a daily basis to include, but not to be limited to DNFB and Medical necessity report.
    7. Runs a daily census and keeps a working spreadsheet of deficient history & physicals, discharge summaries, progress notes, operative notes, etc.
    8. Performs chart analysis of each chart to ensure the presence of provider and clinical staff signatures/initials, test results and other required information is correct. Ensures that each piece of documentation has two patient identifiers.
    9. Releases patient information in accordance with the Release of Information policy and procedure. Log all release transactions thru CPSI.
    10. Provides authorized individuals with timely access to patient information without compromising the security of patient records.
    11. Assists with electronic health record information technology needs.
    12. Communicate effectively with physicians and other staff regarding reports, charts and queries.
    13. To help with general office duties when needed such as: answer phones, take messages, complete fax request and phone request, and obtain walk-in request information to completion.
    14. Adhere to the development and application of personnel policies and procedures within the hospital.
    15. Assist director with other job duties.
    16. Maintain strict confidentiality of protected health information.
    17. Assist with audit procedures.
    18. Utilize computer systems to identify and locate patient records.
    19. Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following indicates the appropriate physical requirements of this job in the course of a shift. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    1. Work requires the ability to lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
    2. Work requires ability to carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
    3. Work requires ability to stand or sit +/- 50% of the time.
    4. Work requires ability to stoop and bend, to reach, and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity, to push and/or pull supply carts and to communicate with others.
    5. Work requires proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.
    6. Work requires ability to use a keyboard and visualize a computer monitor to enter and transform words or data

     

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    1. Must possess a high school diploma.
    2. Must have or be pursuing a degree in Health Information Technology or a certification in coding.
    3. Must have experience in medical coding.
    4. Must have a strong background in overall office procedures and have a good working knowledge of health information; must possess strong computer skills.
    5. Must possess excellent verbal and communication skills.

     

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    1. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
    2. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients and family members, and general public.
    3. Must possess the ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
    4. Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret policies and procedures, EOB’s, goals and objectives.
    5. Must have patients, tact, a positive disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult people.
    6. Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing business and accounting practices. Must be knowledgeable of computers, data entry, output, system applications, etc.
  • Medical Lab Technologist (MLT)

    SUMMARY: Performs patient specimen analysis for diagnostic purposes, under the direct supervision of a Medical Technologist. Enters all results into the computer system, and brings panic value test results to the attention of the Medical Technologist and/or Pathologist. The MLT is responsible for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing various equipment and work areas in the laboratory. They will also maintain laboratory inventory.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    1. Organizes work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorts specimens; checks labeling; logs specimens; arranges reports for delivery.
    2. Performs routine and stat laboratory assays.
    3. Performs qualitative urine analysis; color, clarity, specific gravity.
    4. Performs type and cross matches in the blood bank with results reviewed by the Medical Technologist.
    5. Demonstrates knowledge of expected lab results for the infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient. Makes Medical Technologist and/or Pathologist aware of abnormal results, panic values.
    6. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
    7. Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
    8. Follows standard precautions at all times.
    9. Operates and maintains equipment correctly and safely, including calibration of instruments.
    10. Maintains quality results by running standards and controls; verifies equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced troubleshooting; monitors quality control measures and protocols
    11. Identifies the presence or quantity of drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs and toxic substances by operating toxicology instrumentation and performing manual methods for the performance of drug screens, blood alcohol levels and carbon monoxide levels.
    12. Provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating chemistry equipment; performing hand chemistries.
    13. Operates hematology, urinalysis and coagulation equipment; performing manual methods of differentials.
    14. Operates equipment such as the gamma counter, spectrophotometer, densitometer, and through methods such as radioimmunoassay, enzyme immunoassay and serological testing.
    15. Performs technical procedures for the identification or susceptibility of bacteria, parasites, fungi and mycobacteria.
    16. Ensures patients receive compatible blood/blood components by completing blood typing, antibody screening, and compatibility testing and antibody identification procedures.
    17. Prepares patient packets and maintains the blood bank database.
    18. Cleans laboratory glassware, sinks, work benches, autoclave and drying oven, using appropriate solvents, brushes and cloths
    19. Uses hospital-approved disinfectants for cleaning.
    20. Dries appropriate glassware in heating oven before storing in designated areas.
    21. Uses a simplified balance to weigh chemicals.
    22. Responsible for inventory of reagents and supplies in the laboratory, reports needed supplies to the Chief Technologist.
    23. Keeps work surfaces clean and orderly.
    24. Performs clerical work; is able to input and retrieve lab results in the computer system.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The following indicates the appropriate physical requirements of this job in the course of a shift. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    1. Will be exposed to blood, body tissue and fluids, infectious waste and diseases, including TB, HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B viruses;
    2. Is subject to injury from falls, burns, odors etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, plastics, synthetics, disinfectants, tobacco products or other potential contaminants, noise, environmental stress, and some electrical hazards;
    3. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
    4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit;
    5. Use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
    6. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    7. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 125 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 125 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 125 pounds, 250 pounds with assistance.
    8. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    1. Associates Degree in Science.
    2. Certification/Licensure as a Medical Lab Technician in Hematology, Chemistry and/or Blood Bank.
    3. Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
    4. Basic computer knowledge.
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

    SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse reports directly to the Unit Manager and ultimately the Director of Nursing. The primary purpose of your job is to provide direct nursing care to the residents and supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by the Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants under your supervision.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    1. To act in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility;
    2. To be clinically competent and deliver care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation;
    3. To effectively interact with residents, patients, responsible parties and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing;
    4. To provide compassionate, high quality healthcare while promoting healing, providing hope and preserving dignity for each resident, patient, family member and responsible party we serve;
    5. To administer medications utilizing the “Drug Rights”;
    6. To provide medications, IV therapy and treatments in accordance with physicians orders and facility policies and procedures;
    7. To implement established policies and procedures and insure that all personnel assigned to you are compliant;
    8. To receive and provide a thorough report on all residents and patients under your care;
    9. To organize and assign all job assignments on and during your shift; 10. To insure the residents/patients plan of care and CNA care plan are being reviewed and utilized daily;
    10. To admit, discharge and transfer residents and patients as required;
    11. To assess and document the status of each resident and/or patient per facility policy;
    12. To make rounds with the physician, as directed, and record visits in the medical record;
    13. To transcribe accurately and promptly, all physician’s orders;
    14. To place and receive calls to and from physicians as needed;
    15. To assist in updating and implementing the residents and patients plan of care;
    16. To report all discrepancies and/or concerns to the Unit Manager and Director of Nursing;
    17. To insure that all MARS, TARS, ADLS, Nursing Notes, Incident Reports, input/output records and other required forms are completed during your shift;
    18. To insure an adequate supply of floor stock medications and resident/patient medications are ordered and on-hand;
    19. To complete rounds, at least every two (2) hours, on all residents and/or patients to insure proper care is being delivered;
    20. To make general observation and evaluation of the residents/patients physical and emotional status and make note of any significant changes and communicate those changes to the Unit Manager and/or Director of Nursing;
    21. To notify the residents/patients physician and/ or responsible party when there is an incident/accident or if there is a significant change;
    22. To utilize the 24-hour report sheet to communicate resident/patient acute conditions and/or concerns;
    23. To notify the residents/patients responsible party of all physicians orders;
    24. To insure that discharged residents/patients are escorted to and assisted into the discharging vehicle;
    25. To attend and participate in continuing education and mandatory in-services;
    26. To provide leadership to nursing personnel assigned to your shift;
    27. To insure “Residents Rights” are honored;
    28. To work beyond normal working hours and in other positions, temporarily, when necessary;
    29. To report to work and be subject to callback during emergency conditions;
    30. To adhere to all “Conditions of Employment.”

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following indicates the appropriate physical requirements of this job in the course of a shift. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    1. Will be exposed to blood, body tissue and fluids, infectious waste and diseases, including TB, HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B viruses;
    2. Is subject to injury from falls, burns, odors etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, plastics, synthetics, disinfectants, tobacco products or other potential contaminants, noise, environmental stress, and some electrical hazards;
    3. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
    4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit;
    5. Use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
    6. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    7. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, 75 pounds with assistance.
    8. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    1. Must possess a Nursing Degree from an accredited college;
    2. Must possess an active license to practice as a RN in this state;
    3. Current BLS Certification
    4. ACLS Certification within 6 months of hire
    5. TNCC within one year of hire
    6. PALS within one year of hire.
    7. Must possess the ability to solve problems and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action;
    8. Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care
  • Director of Information Systems

    SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Director of Information Systems position is to direct the data center, network technology and application development of the facility. These duties will include providing assistance to medical providers, hospital employees and other business partners in the development and implementation of information systems, communications systems and new technologies that support the hospital strategic plan.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    1. To build and develop a first rate and cohesive team within areas of responsibilities and the information systems function as a whole.
    2. Effectively supports key clinical and business systems installations.
    3. Helps maintain security back-up system for the facility.
    4. Helps lead the organization in the integration of information and communication systems for medical provider’s offices, payers, and MSO that support healthcare.
    5. Prepares the department for on-going operation of a wide area network with broadband capabilities.
    6. Is responsible for the department’s operational excellence and ensures that the department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and professional standards.
    7. Is responsible for the fiscal management of the department and ensures proper utilization of organization’s financial resources.
    8. Effectively communicates departmental, organizational, and industrial information to staff.
    9. Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
    10. Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens.
    11. Demonstrates respect for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
    12. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department team and interdepartmentally to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
    13. Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines; able to prioritize tasking to meet shifting responsibilities/needs

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following indicates the appropriate physical requirements of this job in the course of a shift. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    1. Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility.
    2. Moves intermittently during work hours.
    3. Is subject to frequent interruptions.
    4. Is subject to callback during emergency conditions.
    5. Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, plastics, synthetics, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other potential contaminants.
    6. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
    7. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
    8. Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
    9. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of patients during emergency situations.
    10. Sitting:       2-3 hours per 8-hour shift.       Alternates frequently to standing or walking.
    11. Standing:       3-6 hours per 8-hour shift.       Alternates frequently to walking and occasionally to sitting.

     

    POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position will regularly require hours beyond those scheduled and occasional weekend work.

     

    TRAVEL: This position requires up to 30% travel. Infrequently, travel is outside the local area.

     

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    1. Bachelor’s degree with at least two year(s) successful experience in an IT capacity in a hospital or long-term care facility. (A Masters’ degree is preferred.)
    2. Five (5) plus years of direct information services experience with progressive responsibility may be considered.