Covenant Health

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Health Info Spec
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
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Health Information Specialist- Admitting & Registry

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Peninsula Overview:

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.

Offering both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, Peninsula is a leader in the changing healthcare environment. The hospital is located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. Additionally, Peninsula offers care specifically designed for seniors with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions at the Senior Behavioral Center located at Parkwest Medical Center. Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.


Position Summary: 

Compiles and maintains statistics for the department and other areas.  Maintains integrity of Master Patient Index.  Prepares the monthly birth and death reports for the State of Tennessee.  Provides support to staff positions during peak workloads and fills in vacations and holidays.  Analyzes/monitors reports.  Assists with quality improvement activities and special projects.  Maintains microfilm in filing cabinets and storage cage.  Assists with training of new employees.  Serves as a telephone backup in the department.  Serves as a resource person to staff members.


  • Compiles and maintains statistics for the department and other areas.
  • Serves as a support to clerical and analyst positions within the department.
  • Assists in the training of new employees.
  • Prepare the monthly birth and mortality reports for the State Department of Vital Records in a timely manner.
  • Maintains microfilm.
  • Assists with quality improvement activities and special projects.
  • Maintains MPI integrity by performing merges, additions, deletions, and revisions.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent


Minimum Experience: At least two (2) years experience in a health information management position, and at least two (2) years experience working with computers. Must have excellent organizational and functional skills with attention to detail for tasks such as data collecting and reporting.  Must have good communication skills.  Must have excellent customer service attitude.  Must be able to work as part of a team to accomplish tasks and goals.


Licensure Requirements: None


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