Seattle Children's Hospital Hospital Coder - Advanced in Seattle, Washington

What you will do: Under general supervision, the Hospital Coder – Advanced is responsible for the collection of relevant, pertinent, accurate and timely diagnosis and/or procedural codes abstracted from all hospital case types including complex medical/surgical inpatient cases (such as neonates, pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cycle accounts, etc.) or other advanced types of services including surgical, observation, outpatient in a bed, and specialty procedures.. This includes effective use of hospital encoding systems and resources as well as recognizing what data can be abstracted, presented and interpreted for effective use throughout the hospital data cycle.. Performs other duties as assigned, which may include training others.

Employer Offerings: To attract and retain the best workforce, we provide competitive salaries, great benefits and excellent professional development. Those are some of the reasons Those are some of the reasons Becker’s Hospital Review listed us as one of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. Offerings include:

  • Transportation Subsidies

  • Vera Whole Health: Access to free health and wellness services at our near-site employee clinics.

  • Childcare Subsidy Program-provides eligible employees with financial assistance to supplement basic child care costs.

  • Care-Services: Back-up care for children and adult/senior care planning

  • Inclusion Networks: The Inclusion Network is Seattle Children's organizational resource group program. It is an interconnected community of Children's employees who are committed to the Inclusion Network mission and vision. Individual Networks include: Q Pod (LGBTQ) Network, Green Team (Sustainability) Network, Hola (Hispanic/Latino) Network, Indigenous Peoples Network, Parenting Network, Black and African Heritage Network

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds and thoughts because this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Each of us is respectfully encouraged to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes diversity and inclusion at all levels.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Associates Degree or two years' college coursework in Health Information Management or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 5 years hospital based coding experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years hospital based coding experience at Seattle Children’s Hospital for internal applicants.

Required Credentials:

  • One of the following credentials is required: AHIMA - Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), AHIMA - Certified Coding Specialist- Physician (CCS-P), AAPC- Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), AAPC- Certified Professional Coder (CPC).


  • RHIT or RHIA Certified thru AHIMA.

Working Job Title: Hospital Coder - Advanced

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2018-28434

FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: Revenue Integrity & Coding

Shift: Day Shift

Street: P.O. Box 5371 / 41-A