Clin Documentation Specialist

  • North Kansas City Hospital
  • Nursing
  • DAYS
  • M-F
  • FT
  • Req #: 16114-11617
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SUMMARY: The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist performs patient record reviews concurrently and retrospectively to determine complete, accurate and timely documentation of all conditions that support hospitalization and treatment of the patient. Present queries to physicians when needed to clarify ambiguous or incomplete documentation. The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist validates the assigned working Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) to support the operations of Utilization Review and Care Coordination functions. Formulates, interprets, and analyzes data relative to Opportunities to improve documentation practices including impact to Diagnosis Related Group, Risk of Mortality and Severity of Illness, Educates physicians and advanced practice professionals on best practice clinical documentation.

EXPERIENCE:3 to 5 years acute care clinical experience (ICU/Critical Care or strong Med-Surg specialty); Clinical Documentation, Utilization Review or Hospital Quality experience preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS:Excellent critical thinking and effective communication skills; organized, flexible and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to educate peers and other clinical professionals Knowledge of Milliman Criteria or InterQual Criteria a bonus.

OTHER:Demonstrates proactive self-starter activities and initiates opportunities for efficiency and improvement. Proficient in using an electronic medial record, MS Office products and other clinical software.

LICENSE/CERT: Required: RN (Registered Nurse) State of Missouri, BLS (Basic Life Support) from AHA (American Heart Association), CCDS (Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist) within 2 years of hire, CDIP (Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner) within 2 years of hire

EDUCATION: Required: Bachelors - Nursing, Preferred: Masters - Nursing


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