Job Description

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La Jolla
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Days, 8 hr shifts, Tuesday - Saturday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120233 Patient Records Abstractor II - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/5/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/23/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/28/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at La Jolla and remote.


UC San Diego Health's Revenue Cycle department supports the organization's mission to deliver outstanding patient care and to create a healthier world - one life at a time. We are a diverse, patient-focused, high-performing team with a commitment to quality, collaboration, and continuous improvement that enables us to deliver the maximum standard of care to our patients. We offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment and we embrace individuals who demonstrate a deep passion for problem-solving and customer service.

The Patient Records Abstractor II analyzes medical records and identifies deficiencies to ensure compliance with TJC, Title 22, and Medical Staff By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, and HIM policies and procedures, i.e, serves as primary communicator between the deficiency analysis staff and manager. Assigns needed dictations and tracks deficiencies through the electronic medical record and legacy platforms for responsible clinical providers to achieve timely dictation of incomplete records. Makes the use of work queues as the primary source for deficiency analysis, verification of signatures, incomplete documentation, provider reappointments, and the provider suspension process.

The Patient Records Abstractor II ensures proper routing of notices to clinical providers and their respective departments, and serves as the primary liaison between HIM, the clinical staff and the transcription vendor. Troubleshoots all electronic and technical problems involving electronic signature systems, assisting and re-routing to appropriate areas. This is a position that must have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas to the clinical staff, and other levels of audiences.

Additionally, this role can provide support for the maintenance of the master patient index, scanning, indexing of paper records, and Release of Information-related workflows.


  • Graduation from High School or a GED with a demonstrated knowledge of the applicable medical terminology.

  • Two (2) years of related hospital clerical experience; one of which must be in the type of work to be performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator(RHIA) certification.

  • Professional fee coding certification, such as CPC or CCS-P.

  • Healthcare Administrative Environment Experience.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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