Job Description

Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: 8


This Coder 4 position is located in our Health Information Management department.


This is a full-time benefited position, 40 hours per week, day shift, 8 hours per day.  

Starting Salary: 

$36.89 – $48.49/hr  Rate of pay range quoted is for 5-30 years of experience, rate is higher with more years of experience, PLUS shift differentials for evenings, nights and weekends.

What you'll do:

  • The Medical Records Coder 4 reviews the contents of outpatient, inpatient and Long Term Care records identifying appropriate ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPC II and CPT codes to the highest specificity using appropriate coding guidelines, thus ensuring all coded records meet SPH, State and Federal requirements. 
  • Ambulatory, outpatient, inpatient and Long Term Care coding is performed in a timely and accurate manner to meet ethical standards, compliance audits, and appropriate statistical and disease indices data collection requirements.
  • The Medical Records Coder 4 is in contact with a variety of people throughout the normal course of a day. 
  • The Medical Records Coder 4 performs duties in support of the hospital mission and in accordance with established departmental and facility policies.

What you'll need:

  • A two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or completion of the AHIMA independent study programs is preferred.
  • Must possess applicable AAPC or AHIMA coding certifications.
  • A minimum of five (5) years coding experience in an acute care hospital setting.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of coding/classification systems appropriate for inpatient and outpatient services. These include, but are not limited to, diagnostic medicine, emergency room, outpatient surgery, observation, general medicine/surgery, dental, orthopedics, obstetrics and newborn and specialty services.
  •  Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Incumbent must also be able to manage multiple concurrent tasks with exceptional organizational skills.
  • The position requires keyboarding skills, and knowledge of various computer applications including, but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, databases and graphic presentation software. Must be able to operate general office machines including personal computer, FAX machine and photocopier.

What you'll get: 

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance,
  • Up to $2,000 annual Health Reimbursement Account w/health insurance,
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation Time and Sick Time,
  • 8 Paid Holidays Per Year,
  • Health & Wellness Reimbursement - up to $400 per year,
  • Annual Retention Bonus,
  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match!
  • Company Sponsored Life Insurance,
  • Student Loan Forgiveness,
  • Tuition Reimbursement, 
  • Bereavement Leave - up to 40 hours,
  • In-House Workout Facility and much more!

About Us:

South Peninsula Hospital is a 22 bed critical access hospital (CAH), with an attached 28 bed long term care facility, and a variety of clinics. We provide care close to home for the southern Kenai Peninsula. We have been three times named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital out of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals nationwide.

Homer, Alaska, is a seaside town nestled on the shores of beautiful Kachemak Bay, offering breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains and wildlife. Homer is on the road system, and a four to five hour drive from Anchorage. If you are looking for community, adventure, culture, scenery or solitude, you'll find all of that and more here!

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Tara Kain, HR Recruiter, in the Human Resources Department at South Peninsula Hospital, at 907-235-0950 or email

Application Instructions

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