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Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics Coder Level III in Salem, Oregon

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years running.

We continually strive to provide innovative paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.

Your Role With Us:

As the Coder III you will help support the Health Information Management (H.I.M.) department through assigning codes to inpatient, outpatient, Emergency Department and all other records as me be determined by utilizing ICD-10-AM/PCS and CPT-4 coding classifications.

Core Functions:

  • Assigns codes to inpatient medical records (IP) utilizing ICD-10-CM coding systems while maintaining a productivity rate of 18-22 records per day and a 95% or greater accuracy rate and ability to assist in other areas of coding on an as needed basis. Ability to cross-train and assist in OP Obs/Surg, ED or ancillary as needed.

  • Enters diagnoses, procedures and revenue codes in EPIC; adds Account Notes and updates ADT information in EPIC; manages assigned work queues in EPIC.

  • Abstracts information from the medical record and enters data into the EPIC system.


  • Graduation from an AHIMA accredited college or trade school.

  • Previous coding experience within a multi-specialty hospital

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant inpatient and/or outpatient CPT/ICD-10 (procedural and diagnoses) coding experience.

  • Score of 95% or better on Salem Health’s Coder III test required.

  • Previous encoder experience preferred.

  • Internal candidates must maintain 95% or higher accuracy and production in current coding specialty to be considered.

  • Internal candidates must have proof of completion of the following courses: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, ICD-10 diagnosis coding, ICD-10 procedural coding. AHIMA’s online, Chemeketa and Portland Community Colleges’ courses are all acceptable means of fulfilling these requirements.

  • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and disease processes is required.

  • Previous Encoder experience preferred

  • Good verbal and written communication skills to interpret medical record documentation.

  • Good computer skills required.

  • Must have the ability to type a minimum of 40 WPM.

We have many excellent opportunities available! To view all of our openings, please visit our career page at

As a leader in the local industry, Salem Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to further our mission.

Salem Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

Requisition ID: 2020-6873

Street: 890 Oak St SE

Maximum Salary (DOE): DOE

Shift (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): Variable

Hours Each Week (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): 40.00