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Providence Health & Services Coding Specialist II in Seward, Alaska


Providence is calling a Coding Specialist I (Business Services, Day Shift, 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.

This is a full time, day shift in our Business Services Dept. New hires may be eligible for a one time sign on bonus of $3000.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in accuracy of coding and abstracting and meets defined productivity standards.

  • Ensure data integrity while performing the coding process.

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

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

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

  • Participate in quality processing and productivity.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 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 (CPC)

  • 1 year hospital coding

  • 1 year clerical experience in office setting with operations of standard office equipment

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with customers and co-workers. Demonstrated skills with Windows or similar PC-based applications

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of a coding program

  • Pathophysiology

About Mountain Haven

Providence Mountain Haven is the first Green House® home in Alaska, which is includes 4-lodges, each with 10-Elders. Teams are self-managed, have consistent staffing, and have strong patient to caregiver ratio. Caregivers typically have 5:1 patient ratio and work 12-hour shifts. Nestled against Iron Mountain, in Seward, AK, it is a great home for Elders to live out their later years!

About Providence Seward Medical Center

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center is a 6-bed critical access hospital and 40-bed long term care facility providing quality health care to residents and visitors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and support staff deliver compassionate, quality care to all patients. We care for the patients ranging from infants to the elderly with services including, primary care, emergency, inpatient, swing bed, lab, radiology, therapies and nursing home care.

Located only 125 miles south of Anchorage on Resurrection Bay, Seward offers a small community feel and access to a multitude of world class outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing and hiking.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: 218705