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Epidemiologist Technician, Office of Public Health, New Orleans Region

Epidemiologist Technician, Office of Public Health, New Orleans Region   

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The Epidemiologist Technician is responsible for data abstraction from Medicaid, accurate and timely data entry, report production, and records maintenance. This includes finding relevant demographic and insurance eligibility data on cases and entering newborn screening claims information into the Success Electronic Health Records System.

The Epi Tech will interact professionally and effectively with Budget Unit personnel, Medicaid staff and the Bayou Health Managed Care Organizations and will be housed at the Office of Public Health (OPH) office.  The Epi Tech will have the ability to work independently under general supervision and will be good team players.  Must be able to maintain strictest confidentiality of sensitive personal medical information, and a high standard of quality, accuracy, and attention to detail.  Candidates should demonstrate a high level of maturity, professionalism, courtesy, assertiveness, good judgment, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with various personality types.

Position requires a valid driver’s license and own insured, reliable vehicle for light travel as needed.

Position is full-time (40 hours/week).

Minimum Qualification

  • Associates Degree with an emphasis in a biological science, health care or medical field (or a demonstrated ability to perform the functions of the position) required; Bachelors or Associates Degree in a biological science, health care or medical field, or a clinical degree such as BSN, RN, LVN preferred.
  • 1+ years experience in the biological sciences, health care or medical fields with either direct patient contact or laboratory or diagnostic medical records experience required
  • Previous experience in data entry or collection of clinical data from medical records preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver license and have access to an insured, reliable vehicle

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure confidentiality of case records and individual personal health information is strictly maintained at all times
  • Enter newborn screening data into EHR timely and free of errors
  • Review denials to determine the reason, make necessary corrections and resubmit file for reimbursement
  • Meet and/or teleconference with supervisor monthly or as needed to discuss status of current projects, acquire new information, improve performance, and turn timesheets and other required paperwork
  • Attend and participate in periodic Genetics team meetings, contribute ideas toward the improvement of program policies and procedures, and obtain continuing education through personal study, training videos, and speaker presentations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Salary/Benefits

Salary is dependent on education and experience.
A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.

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