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Clinical Documentation Specialist

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Type Full time Posted 12/14/2013
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/16/2014
IL - Illinois (All) - Zion Referral - n/a -    

Clinical Documentation Specialist

Location:Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Region:Zion, IL
Department:320103 Utilization Review-RN
Employment Status:Full time
Shift Hours / Days:Mon - Fri days
Hours / Pay Period:80
Position ID:35426
Job Function:Nursing/Patient Care

Description

Clinical Documentation Specialist

 

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America®(CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we callPatient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

 

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. Imagine access to your own personal health coach! We also provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

 

Job Summary/Purpose:

The Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) will perform concurrent reviews of inpatient medical records to identify opportunities for documentation improvement.  This position will generate written and verbal physician queries in cases where additional documentation is needed to support the severity of the patient’s condition, specificity of diagnosis and treatment performed, and to ensure that the documentation ensures accurate diagnostic and procedural coding and DRG Assignment.  Responsibilities may also include the education of members of the patient-care team regarding documentation guidelines, including attending physicians, allied health practitioners, nursing, and case management.  The CDS will act as the liaison between the coding professionals and the medical staff.  S/he will use their strong communication and documentation skills to continuously improve the enterprise documentation efforts

                                                                                                               

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), with 5 years of nursing experience, preferably in Med/Surg, Critical Care, Intensive Care or the Emergency Department or a Registered Health Information Administrator/Technician (RHIA),(RHIT), with 3 years of Inpatient Coding experience
  • 1year experience with a clinical documentation improvement program
  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CPC-H preferred
  • AHIMA, ACDIS or equivalent approved ICD-10 trainer preferred; will require certification after 1 year of hire
  • Experience in education and training in clinical documentation preferred
  • Utilization Review background preferred
  • Obtains continuing education to maintain all certifications and licenses

 

 

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK.  Each of our hospitals earned aBest Place to Workdistinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

 

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you makethedifference in the life of a patient.

 

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visitwww.cancercenter.com/careers to begin your journey.