The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDS) is a highly knowledgeable RN who is responsible for concurrent review of provider in-patient medical record documentation. Reviews include new admissions to the facility, as well as follow up reviews in subsequent days, until discharge. Responsible for facilitation of modifications to clinical documentation through concurrent interaction with providers, and other members of the healthcare team, to ensure that appropriate clinical severity of illness and risk of mortality is captured for the level of service rendered.. The CDS is responsible for communicating to providers to ensure timely and accurate documentation and then utilizing specific software, to code the documentation utilizing ICD-10 codes. Additionally, the CDS provides education and training as needed with the medical staff. The CDS utilizes coding and clinical expertise to identify opportunities and ensure the accuracy and completeness of clinical documentation in the medical record used for measuring and reporting physician/provider hospital outcome.QualificationsEducation LevelRN-Associate's Degree ORRN-Diploma (Non-degree)ExperienceRequired: Acute Care - 5 yearsPreferred: Coding - 5 yearsLicenseRequired: Registered NursePreferred: None, unless noted in the /\"Other/\" section belowSkillsRequired: Communication, Coordination, Critical Thinking, Judgment and Decision Making, Microsoft Office, Project Management, Social Perceptiveness, Speaking, Technology/Computer, WritingPreferred: None, unless noted in the /\"Other/\" section belowOtherAcute Care experience in Medical/Surgical or ICU. All Registered Nurses who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to successfully obtain their BSN within 5 years of hire. Associated topics: asn, ccu, domiciliary, intensive care, mhb, neonatal, nurse, nurse rn, surgery, surgical Associated topics: asn, care, care unit, coronary, domiciliary, maternal, mhb, nurse clinical, staff nurse, unit
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