Prime Healthcare

HIM Tech III - Medical Records

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-National City
Non Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Job Type



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Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital, the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community. Our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services.


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community!


Why Prime Healthcare? Paradise Valley Hospital; a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference. 



Paradise Valley Hospital offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that provides employees the flexibility to tailor benefits according to their individual needs.


Our Total Rewards package includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Outstanding Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Many more voluntary benefit options!

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, and intensive outpatient services. Learn more at


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  Know Your Rights:


Privacy Notice for California Applicants:


  • HIM TECH III (Release of Information Clerk) is the (Hospital's) designated contact for requests for release of patient health information (including the patient's legal medical record and fetal monitor strips).
  • This position is responsible for accepting all requests for patient health information (such as patient access, third party requests, physicians or medical facilities for continuity of care, subpoenas, warrants, & mortuaries), and responding to each within the mandated timeframes.
  • Maintain knowledge of the Federal HIPAA regulations, state Consent and Release of Information Laws, and (Hospital's) Policies and Procedures.
  • Assures all release of information activities are in compliance with each of these regulatory guidelines.
  • Additionally, completes all job duties following HIPAA's guideline for release of the minimum protected health information necessary to those who have the right and on a need to know basis.
  • Ensures accurate billing practices as defined by (Hospital's) Policies and Procedures, recording of payments, and submission of payments for deposit.
  • Processes and keeps accurate records of all release of information transactions, for ease of retrieval in response to requests for accounting of disclosures.
  • Assist in backing-up HIM Tech I & II and other assigned duties as needed.


Education and Work Experience

  1. Minimum one year HIM experience in acute care setting required.
  2. Minimum six months direct release of information duties required.
  3. Accurate alphabetic, numeric, and/or terminal-digit filing skills.
  4. Working knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  5. Knowledge of the State and Federal Regulatory requirements for medical staff documentation preferred.
  6. Computer data entry with 10-key preferred, with accurate typing speed of 35 wpm preferred.
  7. High School diploma or equivalent.
  8. Completion of a medical terminology course preferred.
  9. Training in state Consent Law and HIPAA Privacy/Security highly desired.
  10. Attendance in health information management program with certificate of completion preferred


A reasonable compensation estimate for this role, which includes estimated wages, benefits, and other forms of compensation, is $19.00 to $27.52. The exact starting compensation to be offered will be determined at the time of selecting an applicant for hire, in which a wide range of factors will be considered, including but not limited to, skillset, years of applicable experience, education, credentials and licensure.


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