Health Information Management

Essential Functions

Communication skills

  • Must be able to verbally communicate effectively with patients and co-workers including physicians, nurses and other allied health staff
  • Ability to comprehend and accurately follow verbal and written directions
  • Must be able to professionally communicate in writing electronic mail messages

Analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Possess aptitude to integrate theory and to correlate data
  • Must be able to recognize and solve problems
  • Requires good attention to detail

Technical aptitude

  • Must be adept using computers and various software programs
  • Ability to learn via online instruction using written format
  • Capable of moderate keyboarding speed

Interpersonal skills

  • Must be a team player and willing to work with other students/co-workers as requested for group projects/assignments
  • Positive response to instruction, feedback and supervision
  • Interact professionally and appropriately with other students, instructors and practicum site employees

Professional attributes

  • Dependable
  • Well-organized
  • Meets deadlines
  • Appears professional in dress and demeanor
  • Carefully adheres to program and affiliate policies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

ADA accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (ADA) mandates that reasonable accommodations must be made for individuals with disabilities. Any student who may need an accommodation for a disability should make an appointment with PCC’s Disability Services Office.