More and more jobs now require formal skills training in different work environments. Skills, also known as competencies refer to something that you have learned to do over a period of time. Without skills, no employer will be interested in hiring you. While some companies do hire unskilled people so that they can teach them to work according to the rules of organization, this is usually done for entry level jobs. If you are applying for a job where extensive experience is required, chances are that you will need to be exceptionally skilled as well.
When you develop your resume, make sure that you put in a dedicated skills section to impress the employer. What will you put in it? Communication abilities, problem solving acumen, the ability to work well in a team environment, exceptional planning and organizational competencies, and effective interpersonal skills are all qualities that a hiring manager will look for in a resume. But these are all things that are “personal” to the person who is applying for a job. In addition to these, you will need specific skills that will tell an employer how well you can work within his organization. These will include job-specific competencies such as knowledge of branding (for a marketing position) and ability to handle high call volume (for a customer service representative).
Here is how you can write skills statements for a coding manager position:
• Track record of effectively developing and maintaining an organized structure to maximize the efficacy of coding functions
• Highly experienced in overseeing and managing all functions of the coding department, placing special focus on compliance to standards
• Skilled in investigating and acting to resolve outstanding accounts by performing quick and efficient follow-up
• Deeply familiar with computing, analyzing and presenting reports to provide information of improvement initiatives
• Hands-on experience in monitoring, measuring and improving compliance with policies and procedures, and standard industry practices
• Highly effective in identifying mitigation strategies and taking proactive approaches to resolve discrepancies and issues
• Proficient in measuring and managing departmental quality metrics to ensure that all staff members’ and clients’ requirements are met
• Adept at teaching and mentoring coders to perform ideally and with precision which handling EMR systems
• Deep comprehension of ICD-10-CM and CPT coding, along with deep insight into using medical terminology to post medical records
• Exceptionally talented in deciphering problems and inaccuracies within punched in data, and immediately handling them so that they don’t impact data usage