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Job Title:
Health Information Specialist

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Health Records

Job Description

Job Posting #:203365
Department: Health Records
Status: Regular Part-Time

Internal employees must apply by midnight on October 3, 2022.


Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital located in the growing and thriving community of Burlington, Ontario, serving more than 185,000 residents in Halton, Hamilton, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek. It is honoured to be recognized as one of Hamilton Niagara's Top Employers for seven (7) consecutive years, with a skilled staff of 194 physicians, 1,911 full- and part-time staff and more than 700 volunteers.

JBH is a Clinical Education site in conjunction with McMaster University, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital. Its expanded campus includes the state-of-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower, featuring a new Emergency Department, 172 acute inpatient beds, 9 new Operating Rooms and post-anaesthetic care unit to support expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services. JBH is also a partner member of the Burlington Ontario Health Team.

JBH inspires and empowers a culture of caring and this is demonstrated in many ways including our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. For more information, visit

The HIS will ensure the efficient collection of health information for CIHI, the provincial Ministry of Health, and the Hospital. Computer competent, you will utilize CIHI standards and guidelines to code/abstract data for Emergency (NACRS) encounters (inpatient and/or day surgery coding may be added depending on level of experience). A graduate of an accredited Health Information Management Program, you are certified by the Canadian Health Information Management Association. Experience in coding using ICD10 and computerized abstracting with MED2020 is preferred. Upon completion of training this position will work remotely.

- Graduate of an accredited Health Information Management Program.
- Certification with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), in good standing, is required.
- A minimum of 2 years recent coding/abstracting experience required.
- Proficiency with electronic abstracting and computer applications (Word and Excel).
- Experience with Meditech and Med2020 (Winrecs) would be an asset.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment
- Demonstrated reliable attendance, punctuality, availability and performance required

To be considered for this exciting opportunity please visit the JBH Careers page to apply to posting #203365. We ask that you please include the posting number in the subject line of any email correspondence. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants and only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Based on recent government mandates and directives, Healthcare workers are now required to provide proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination to work in an acute care setting such as Joseph Brant Hospital. If successful in receiving a job offer with Joseph Brant Hospital, new hires will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date as a condition of their employment. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination as a result of a medical exemption they will be required to submit supporting documentation to determine if they are exempt from this requirement to employee health services upon receiving their offer of employment.

Any information obtained during the recruitment process will be used for employment recruitment only, and not for any other purpose.

At Joseph Brant Hospital, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive, safe and respectful place for everyone to visit, work and receive care. HR will accommodate any needs under the Ontario Human Right Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Recruitment processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested.

Should you require accommodation through the application and/or recruitment process, please contact HR for assistance at or at Ext. 4129 to allow opportunity for appropriate accommodations to be made.