Centura Health Clinical Documentation Specialist in Denver, Colorado

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_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 114023_

_Recruiter Contact: MandyGray@Centura.org_

_Schedule: Monday- Friday - 40 hrs/week_

_Shift: Flexible day shift_

_ Position Summary_

Under indirect supervision, facilitates and obtains appropriate physician documentation for any clinical conditions or procedures to support the appropriate severity of illness, expected risk of mortality, and complexity of care of the patient. Educates members of the patient care team regarding documentation guidelines and regulatory requirements, including attending physicians, allied health practitioners, nursing, and case management. Supports timely, accurate, and complete documentation of clinical information used for measuring and reporting hospital and physician-based outcomes. Works independently majority of the time.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • BSN Preferred

  • Advance knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, pathophysiology and disease process

  • Preferred knowledge of DRG assignments, ICD-9 codes, regulatory coding guidelines, and Medicare Part A and Part B regulatory guidelines

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 3 years nursing experience required and experience in case management, health information management or utilization review preferred

  • Clinical documentation and/or clinical experience preferred with ICU, CCU or strong Med/Surg experience

  • Excellent organization, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills

  • Dependable and self-directed with excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills

  • Excellent communication, computer, critical thinking, organization skills and multi-disciplinary tasks.

  • Exhibits knowledge of clinical documentation requirements, DRG assignment, and clinical conditions and/or procedures

  • Understand and communicate differences between Medicare Part A and Part B guidelines and how they impact DRG assignments

  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and troubleshooting computer problems

  • Understand and support compliant documentation management strategies that touches all the critical aspects of the hospital’s clinical documentation process

License/Certifications

  • Current Colorado RN license or AHIMA certification (i.e. RHIT, RHIA or CCS) required and maintained.

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Demonstrates excellence in communication skills and interpersonal relations adheres to hospital policies and procedures and actively promotes the mission and core values of the organization.*

  • Assumes leadership role to assist in improving the overall quality and completeness of physician clinical documentation by performing admission and continued stay reviews using clinical documentation and coding guidelines and Milliman criteria.*

  • Supports timely, accurate, and complete documentation of clinical information used for measuring and reporting hospital and physician-based outcomes. *

  • Facilitates and obtains appropriate physicians documentation for any clinical conditions or procedures to support the appropriate severity of illness, expected risk of mortality, and complexity of care rendered to all patients with DRG-based payers.*

  • Demonstrates knowledge of DRG’s, clinical documentation requirements, and referral policies and procedures.

  • Able to effectively educate Physicians, coders and others on clinical documentation, coding and reimbursement opportunities.*

  • Educates members of the patient care team regarding documentation guidelines, including attending physicians, allied health practitioners, nursing, and case management.*

  • Works independently in an effective and responsible manner.*

Physical Requirements

Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)

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Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.