Advent Health
January 11, 2022
Job Type
Work Setting


Top Reasons To Work

  • Faith-based growing organization
  • Great benefits such as Educational Reimbursement
  • Career growth and advancement potential
  • Immediate Benefits

3K Sign-on Bonus and $3K Relocation available for eligible candidates (See Terms Below)

Sign-on Eligibility:

  • Applicable experience required
  • Full-Time employment contract required
  • Rehires within 12 months are not eligible
  • Internal candidates are not eligible

Relocation Eligibility:

  • Applicable experience required
  • Full-Time employment contract required
  • Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.
  • Must live 50 miles outside of campus address.

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Demonstrates our mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ, through behavioral whole care standards of loving me, making it easy, owning it, and keeping me safe to every person they meet.  Delivers exceptional care and strives for excellence.  Committed to improving the health, prosperity, and well-being of the communities we serve.  Uphold the highest standards, with integrity driving every decision made and every action taken. Guided by relentless stewardship in the management of resources entrusted to them
  • Reviews concurrent medical records for compliance including completeness and accuracy for the severity of illness (SOI), risk of mortality (ROM), and quality using the Compliant Documentation Management Program (CDMP) documentation strategies
  • Completes accurate and timely record reviews to ensure the integrity of documentation compliance.  Completes accurate and concise input of data into CDI Software resulting in accurate metrics obtained through the reconciliation process.  Understands and supports CDI documentation strategies (upon completion of didactic training) and continues to educate self and team members, by attending monthly mandated education sessions and using educational tools, videos, and provided WebEx’s. 
  • Recognizes opportunities for documentation improvement using strong critical-thinking skills.  Uses critical thinking and sound judgment in decision making keeping quality considerations in balance with regulatory compliance.  Initiates/formulates CDI severity worksheets and clinically credible clarifications for inpatients, sending/presenting opportunities for improved documentation compliance to physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinical team members.
  • Transcribes documentation clarifications as appropriate for SOI, ROM, PSI, HCCs, and HACs to ensure documentation compliance is accomplished.
  • Strategically educates members of the patient care team regarding documentation regulations and guidelines, including physicians, allied health practitioners, nursing, and collaboration with the healthcare team.  This includes quarterly and annual compliance updates from Medicare


What You Will Need:

  • Minimum of five years acute care nursing experience with specific medical/surgical, Intensive Care, post-acute care unit, or Emergency Department experience.
  • BSN, MSN preferred
  • Clinical Documentation Specialist experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficient in and demonstrates excellent physician relations.
  • Able to organize and present information clearly and concisely; excellent computer and keyboarding skills; ability to use multiple software programs simultaneously; high degree of prioritization skills.
  • Ability to learn/develop and fine-tune the skills necessary to perform optimally as a Clinical Documentation Specialist.
  • Dependable, self-motivated, and pleasant.
  • Utilize and demonstrate excellent critical-thinking, problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology, disease processes, and treatments.
  • Strong ability to organize/triage work and manage multiple priorities at once.
  • Knowledge of clinical documentation requirements that identify clinical conditions or procedures. 
  • Coding background preferred
  • Knowledge of quality guidelines.
  • Current active State license as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant or an unlicensed physician who has graduated from a medical school that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) as meeting eligibility requirements for its graduates to apply to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for ECFMG Certification and examination at the time of graduation.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Director of Clinical Documentation Integrity and in some situations the supervision of the Clinical Documentation Integrity Manager, and in collaboration with physicians, nursing and HIM coders, the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) strategically facilitates and obtains appropriate and quality 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. The CDS educates members of the patient care team regarding documentation guidelines, including physicians, allied health practitioners, nursing, and care management.   The CDS adheres to strict departmental and organizational goals, objectives, standards of performance, and policies and procedures, continually ensuring quality documentation and regulatory compliance.   Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations, and ordinances.


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