Clinical Documentation Specialist - Pediatrics & NICU
Job Title: Clinical Documentation Specialist | Pediatrics & NICU | Sioux Falls
City: Sioux Falls
Department *: * Clinical Documentation Improve - Sioux Falls
Job Schedule: Part Time
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
The Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) communicates with providers, case managers, coders, and other healthcare team members to facilitate comprehensive medical record documentation to reflect clinical treatment, decisions, and diagnoses for inpatients. The CDS utilizes the hospital's designated clinical documentation system to identify opportunities for physician and hospital outcomes, provides or coordinates education to all internal customers related to compliance, coding, and clinical documentation issues and acts as a consultant to coders when additional information or documentation is needed to assign the correct diagnosis related group (DRG). Responsible for the day-to-day evaluation of documentation by the medical staff and healthcare team, and gathers and analyzes information pertinent to documentation findings and outcomes. Contributes to a positive working environment and performs other duties as assigned or directed to enhance the overall efforts of the organization. Must possess advanced communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of internal and external customers. Demonstrate excellent written/verbal communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and conflict management skills. Proficient in organization and planning. Possess strong computer skills including the use of spreadsheets, presentation programs, word processing, and Internet searching. Also demonstrates working knowledge of quality improvement theory and practice. Maintains working knowledge of DRGs and understanding of medical necessity process. Knowledgeable of federal, state, and other payers' regulations, requirements, and criteria. Adheres to ethical and professional business practices, such as the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) code of ethics and official coding guidelines. Utilizes the appropriate professional documentation to support daily processes, including white papers published by ACDIS, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and other professional organizations. May perform record reviews on clients in all age groups. Coordinates, facilitates, and negotiates with others. Controls variances and duplication. Must work closely with ancillary and support services. Ability to document clearly. Ability to solve problems. Ability to facilitate groups and implement projects when necessary. Functions within the scope and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules in state of practice and licensure. The Sanford Professional Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct.
Adheres to compliance requirements in a specific area of healthcare practices. Recognizes changing demands and priorities, validates changes with management. Practices positive collaboration and converts difficult interactions into productive ones. Identifies and considers alternative approaches to situations or problems. Develops and presents reports on audit findings and recommendations. Develops and monitors programs that integrate learning with practice opportunities. Demonstrates expertise in quality assurance tools, techniques, and standards. Delivers written and oral communications that engage audience participants, respond to their questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Contributes to standard practices for problem-solving approaches, tools, and processes. Adjusts work to accommodate the needs of group processes. Adjusts to new or changing assignments, processes, and people.
Bachelor's degree in nursing required. Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). If no degree, will consider seven years equivalent work experience.
Additionally, three years of recent clinical nursing experience required. Experience in case management, utilization management, and/or coding preferred.
Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Certification in Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) or Clinical Documentation Improvement and Integrity (C-CDI) preferred. Quality improvement/assurance personnel with nursing backgrounds can maintain their license without seeking additional hours based on roleâ€™s responsibilities.
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City: Sioux Falls
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Part Time
Req Number: WD04606