Clerk Specialist-Health Information, Mental Health Institute

State of Iowa, Mental Health Institute

1251 W. Cedar Loop, Cherokee, IA 51012

Cherokee Mental Health Institute is looking to fill a full-time Clerk Specialist position to assist and be responsible for performing tasks to support daily operations in our Health Information Department.  

$34,153.60 - $50,148.80 Annually
Desired Qualifications:

Experience equal to three years of full-time clerical or closely related work;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting graduation from high school, G.E.D. equivalency or satisfactory completion of a recognized correspondence or formal job-related training course at the high school or equivalent level such as that offered by WIN, OEO, CEP, CIVEC or similar programs, for one year only of the required experience;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting nine months or thirty semester hours coursework in an accredited business school, college or university for each year of the required experience;


certification from the State of Iowa Administrative Assistant Certificate Program will substitute for six months of the required experience;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of eighteen months of full time experience as a resident treatment worker or Clerk–Advanced.

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Application Instructions:

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Any questions, please contact Deb Koch -


This position requires a high motivated, detailed and organized individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills who has the ability to:

  • Conduct insurance reviews for pre-certifications with a variety of insurance companies that include MCOs, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances and to provide coverage for the Utilization Review nurse.
  • Have strong typing skills to assist transcribing notes from providers, social workers and nursing (Must be able to type 40 words per minute)
  • Maintain patient files/records so they remain updated and easily accessible
  • Audit provider notes on a weekly/monthly basis and create report from this audit
  • Audit Medicaid charts on a monthly basis
  • Scheduler – Liaise and coordinate with colleges and assist them in setting up a schedule for their nursing students to come to Cherokee MHI for clinical rotations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Monday January 10th

Close: Sunday January 16th 2022

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