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Clinical Documentation Specialist RN

Company: UCHealth
Location: Arvada
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:


Clinical Documentation Specialist RN

Location: Colorado. 100% remote/work-from-home position. Eligible out-of-state candidates may be considered.

Department: Clinical Documentation Integrity

FTE: PRN, 0.0, 0.00 hours per pay period (2 weeks)

Shift: Days

Pay: $37.06 - $57.44 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience

Performs concurrent review of clinical documentation in written and electronic medical records to ensure compliant, appropriate and accurate reimbursement based on severity of patient illness, risk of mortality and level of services provided to patients. Collaborates with physicians, nursing staff, ancillary departments, and coding staff to ensure clinical documentation is compliant, complete and accurate. Provides ongoing education and support to the healthcare team in regard to clinical documentation in the medical record. 2 years of CDI experience is required for this position.


  • Reviews inpatient medical records for areas of opportunity regarding clinical documentation of diagnosis and procedures to assign a working DRG for identified population. Conducts reviews and documents findings.
  • Identifies need to clarify documentation in records; communicates with providers to capture documentation that supports the severity of illness and risk of mortality. Conducts follow up reviews for responses to physician queries. Serves as a resource to physicians and staff.
  • Works with coding staff to assure documentation of diagnoses and comorbidities or complications are a complete reflection of the patient's clinical status and care.
  • Maintains knowledge of requirements and guidelines to include changes/updates to practice or requirements.

    • Graduate of an accredited or state board of nursing approved Registered/Professional Nursing program.
    • CO State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
    • 5 years of recent clinical experience in an acute inpatient nursing unit OR current work experience that requires communication with providers, with 5 years of nursing in an acute care facility.Preferred:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
      • Critical care and MED/SURG background with the ability to assess and identify relevant acute and chronic medical conditions.
      • CCDS or CDIP certification.
      • 2+ years of CDI experience.
        We improve lives. In big ways through learning, healing, and discovery. In small, personal ways through human connection. But in all ways, we improve lives.

        UCHealth invests in its Workforce.

        UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee's contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years' employment.

        UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

        • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
        • Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching
        • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
        • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
        • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
        • Wellness benefits
        • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
        • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year
          Loan Repayment:

          • UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program! UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.
            UCHealth always welcomes talent. This position will be open for a minimum of three days and until a top applicant is identified.

            UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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