Coder II

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 21,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine.

Through Centura Health’s 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or Kansas community you will love to call home.

Enjoy amazing people, competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and plenty of opportunity for professional growth and development.

If you’re ready to discover the difference of working for a fully-integrated health system with a non-profit, faith-based mission to care, we look forward to receiving your application.

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 114033

Recruiter Contact: Danielle Octavi - [email protected]

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Position Summary

Inpatient coding position that codes and abstracts inpatient records for data retrieval, analysis, reimbursement and research. Codes and enters diagnostic and procedure codes into the designated coding and abstracting system utilizing the 3M encoder, as appropriate. Meets qualitative and quantitative coding standards and demonstrates the ability to navigate an EMR. Ability to code any inpatient at any Centura facility

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  •  Associate Degree preferred

  • Minimum successful completion of coding certificate program

  • Demonstrate intermediate to advanced technical coding competency in coding with current Coding and Indexing systems

  • Knowledge of disease management, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology and coding systems (i.e. 3M)

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 1-3 years coding experience in an acute care setting

  • Must demonstrate competency of inpatient coding guidelines and DRG assignment

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and emails and troubleshooting computer problems

  • Experience working remotely preferred


  • Prefer current AHIMA credentials (i.e. RHIA, RHIT, CCS) or AAPC credential (CPC)

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

■Accurately assigns codes from the current Coding and Indexing systems for inpatient accounts, creates DRG group assignments while adhering to coding guidelines, regulations and compliance plan.*

■Accurately abstracts pertinent information from inpatient records into the designated computer system and utilizes reports effectively for follow up. *

■Ability to communicate well verbally and written, stay organized and demonstrate effective time management skills. *

■Meets qualitative and quantitative standards. *

■Demonstrates proficiency of designated coding and abstracting system, 3M encoder, online resources and electronic medical record (EMR). *

■Actively seeks to promote and helps to maintain a professional, team-oriented, service-conscious environment, which contributes to the goals of the department and reflects the values of the system. *

Organizational Competencies


We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people of our communities.


It is essential that associates be able to support the values of Centura Health and interact effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors and staff. Each associate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to core values, standards of behavior and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.


Integrity: Honesty, directness, and respect for commitments made. Stewardship: Respectful use of all natural, human and financial measures. Spirituality: Acknowledgment of its central role in facilitating mental, physical and emotional health. Imagination: Creativity and innovation in all we do. Respect: Respect for all persons and our Christian identity, heritage and missions of our sponsoring organizations. Excellence: Striving to exceed the clinical quality, customer service and cost performance expectations of our customers. Compassion: Sensitivity and responsiveness to persons in need.


Staff may have access to confidential patient, associate and/or organizational information as it applies to their job responsibilities and must comply with the terms of Centura Health policies in protecting that information.

Physical Requirements

☑ Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Centura Health
Full time
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80112, US