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Data Specialist (Information Services Department) 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Information Technology  
Open Date 4/9/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

Collect, review, and analyze data from the KMHS and SBHO computer processing system. Coordinate data quality processes with all areas of the agency and region. Prepare and monitor monthly billing and reporting submissions.


  • Monitor data, prepare and submit files for billing, encounter and state reporting to include various edits and correction of data.
  • Identify and facilitate long-term resolution of data errors, working with staff of all levels and across the SBHO network to inform, educate and provide training information regarding the errors and correction.
  • Perform audits of data and facilitate corrective measures as indicated, working with staff of all levels and across the SBHO network as necessary.
  • Recommend data collection and quality improvements.
  • Maintain knowledge of IS supported software and data requirements.
  • May be expected to code/enter data. Knowledge of and/or ability to research proper medical coding and documentation requirements (CPT and HCPCS coding).
  • Work with IS team members to improve data flow and training opportunities related to data quality.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

High school graduate and at least 5 years of experience in data systems or in a related area, preferably in a publicly funded environment. AA degree preferred. Demonstrated experience in a multi-software environment, Windows operating systems and MS Office. Familiarity with (or ability to learn) billing formats and requirements (HIPAA 837, 834, HCFA, UB04, etc.). Preference provided with demonstrated knowledge of ProFiler® electronic health record system.

Ability to work on projects independently, process varied information and reach appropriate and creative decisions. Work well in a continually changing environment with high stress and pressure being the norm. Skill in cross-team communications and the ability to deliver instruction and information about data issues in non-technical terms. Ability to work across the agency and region with staff from all levels (line staff, supervisors, directors, etc.).

Work in an office environment utilizing personal computers, terminals, printers and other computer related equipment. This position may travel to the other sites in the PRSN as appropriate to support the regional computer system.

Primary internal contacts include all agency computer users, supervisors, and management. External contacts include vendors, consultants, and other mental health or medical facilities.

Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

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