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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Jan 20, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60634-1417

Job Requisition ID:  22687

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 01/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $4,326 - $6,271 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for any degrees earned and a copy of any applicable professional licenses is recommended and should be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.


Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  10-79-22687

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Health Information Administrator for the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center located in Chicago, Illinois to provide professional direction of the overall health information services program to include planning, organizing, and supervising the preparation and maintenance of medical, clinical, and statistical records and reports.  In accordance with state and federal laws, accrediting and regulatory agencies and facility rules and regulations, manage the overall direction and supervision of the health information operations. Serves as working supervisor.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Functions as the Health Information Administrator to provide professional direction of the overall health information services program to include planning, organizing, and supervising the preparation and maintenance of medical, clinical and statistical records and reports.
  2. Monitors complex abstracting, analysis and interpreting of health information data and records.
  3. Serves as a working supervisor.
  4. Monitors and directs daily admissions and discharges, analysis, transcription and coding services.
  5. Maintains and updates medical records forms and facility’s Forms Manual.
  6. Verifies staff responds to all correspondence requests within the required time frames and assures that patient confidentiality and privacy standards are followed.
  7. Provides communication and support to administration regarding the health information services program and serves on appointed committees.
  8. Conducts assistance and in-service training to the facility for new or revised health information standards, HIPAA privacy revisions, or new HIM technology. 
  9. Participates in all Department of Human Services (DHS) and Chicago-Read Mental Health Center (CRMHC) mandatory training as directed or scheduled.
  10. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to four (4) years of college and certification by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

2. Requires one (1) year of professional experience in a health information records facility.


Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to four (4) years of high school, completion of an approved medical records training program plus certification by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Requires five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an RHIT in management of a medical records program.


Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  2. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
  3. Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.


Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm  
Work Location: 4200 N Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1417  

Division of Mental Health

Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

Health Information Management / Medical records
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services  


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care
  • Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

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