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Medical Coder

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Medical Coder
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department CINJ-Radiation Oncology-Admin

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations. We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Medical Coder for the Radiation Oncology department at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The primary purpose of this position is to abstract charges and related diagnoses from medical records to ensure services billed are consistent with the medical record and ensure that all clinical billing adheres to statutes and regulations applicable to federal health care program requirements and to state and federal laws governing all other third party payors. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Works with faculty and clinical staff to ensure accurate documentation of billable professional services.
• Meets with Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses and other health care providers to provide instruction on procedure and Evaluation of Management coding guidelines in both individual and group setting.
• Requires interaction with patients in all age categories from infants through geriatrics and all patient populations, including individuals with cancer.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 2600
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 30.030
Annual Mid Range Salary 30.530
Annual Maximum Salary 31.450
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• A minimum of three (3) years (four (4) years preferred) experience in CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM coding and abstracting experience for a physician office, hospital or insurance carrier multi – specialty areas, of which, one (1) year in radiation oncology, is preferred.
• Certified Procedural Coder Certification (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist Certification (CCS).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology.
• Knowledge of CMS, Medicaid and third party payer coding, billing, and compliance regulations.
• Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Ability to navigate and research on the internet.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Must be able to work independently and manage multiple priorities and issues.
• Must be able to meet with physicians, advanced practice nurses and other health care providers to provide instruction on procedure and evaluation of management coding guidelines in both individual and group setting.
• Maintains confidentiality of protected health information.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of Infinity and Medaptus systems.
• Experience working in a teaching/academic/research oncology center.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise.

Special Conditions

This position will be based in our Newark satellite office.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3252
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist-P (CCS-P)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application