Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Coding Specialist II in Seward, Alaska


Providence is calling a Coding Specialist II (Business Services, Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Seward Medical Center in Seward, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • CODING: Assign ICD-9-CM and CPT codes, appropriately sequences principle and secondary diagnoses in accordance with Coding Clinic and PAMC policy.

  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Access information systems that capture coding, master patient index, billing, and the electronic medical record information.

  • ABSTRACTING: Abstract information from patient records using a variety of procedures.

  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: Participate in quality processing and productivity. Suggests ways to improve department operations.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Communicate with physicians and other health systems personnel to complete requests for work.

  • TEAM CONCEPT: Support and /organize co-workers to meet department goals. Participate and support team decisions. Share knowledge with team members.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Completion of a coding program.

  • Holds at least one of the following coding credentials: Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder

  • One (1) year of coding experience

  • One (1) year of Clerical experience in office setting with operations of standard office equipment.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Training in Pathophysiology

About Providence Seward Medical Center

Serving Seward and the tourism/cruise ship industry, Providence Seward Medical Center is a collaborative effort between an Alaskan community and Providence Health System. In 1996, the City of Seward awarded Providence a long-term contract to manage and operate its municipally owned hospital and clinic. In addition to 24-hour emergency room services, the hospital provides inpatient care for needs that can be handled by the Seward primary care physician and physician assistant team, outpatient clinic services, physical therapy, diagnostic and home health care services.

Therapy services are provided for individuals who have been injured, are experiencing pain related functional limitations, have experienced sudden health changes or suffering from disease which causes struggles in daily activities or work. Therapists work as a team to assist individuals in achieving their highest level of mobility, strength and function, community integration, language and cognitive skills.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Coding

Location: Alaska-Seward

Req ID: 270363