RN Clinical Documentation Specialist PRN

San Antonio, TX
Jul 17, 2019
Aug 16, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The clinical documentation specialist collaborates extensively with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers and coding staff to improve the quality and completeness of documentation of care provided and coded for coordination, abstraction and submission of accurate data required by CMS. Facilitates concurrent modifications to clinical documentation to insure commensurate reimbursement of clinical severity and services rendered to patients with a DRG based payer (Medicare, Medicaid). Supports timely, accurate and complete documentation of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and facility outcomes. Communicates with and educates all clinical staff concerning accurate and effective clinical documentation.

A. Education/Skills

  • ADN required; BSN preferred
  • Basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet utilization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in computer use (desktop and/or laptop).
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge regarding HIM coding standards.
  • Analytic skills necessary to accurately assess patient medical records.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team in order to influence physician documentation processes.
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust to workload/assignment changes and interruptions.
  • ** May be asked to travel to other CHRISTUS Facilities (Santa Rosa and Spohn Regions).

B. Expertise

  • Minimum of 5 years recent experience in an acute care setting in a clinical nursing field required.
  • Prior experience in clinical documentation improvement, utilization review/management, discharge planning, quality management, case management or coding preferred.

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas required

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