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Certified Abstractor Coder

Job ID 2019-13866 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Regular Full-Time


St. Joseph’s Healthis recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview
Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, reviews and abstracts the demographic, financial and clinical data from the inpatient medical record for the purpose of assigning ICD (International Classification of Diseases) diagnosis/procedures, HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System), and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology). Ensures that inpatient and outpatient records are coded, abstracted and entered into computer system in an accurate and timely manner.


Work requires the level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of two to three years of occupational-specific education beyond High School or an Associate’s Degree in Medical Record Technology or a closely related field and two to three years of previous work related experience. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) required. Work requires the analytical ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific knowledge. Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters.

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