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Clinical Document Specialist

Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description: Positions Location: Lansing, MI Job Description General Purpose of Job: Utilize clinical expertise to evaluate concurrent documentation and appropriate levels of service delivered to patients at Sparrow Hospital. Through extensive interaction with providers and multidisciplinary team members, the CDS will be responsible for facilitating modifications to overall quality and completeness of the medical record and information that is utilized in the profiling and outcomes reporting of both Sparrow Hospital and its providers. This role will interface with management and key physician leaders at the hospital as it prepares strategically for a competitive and solid future in today's health care market. Essential Duties: This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position. * Perform complete and timely medical record review * Enter appropriate and accurate data into tracking software in accordance with established departmental procedure * Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of inpatient ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS coding guidelines, and apply those guidelines in the selection of appropriate DRG and code assignments * Analyze clinical information to identify areas within the chart that represent potential gaps in provider documentation * Formulate clinically credible and compliant documentation clarifications * Follow departmental procedures regarding chart review, query follow-up, and query escalation * Consistently demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills in all interactions with providers and other caregivers * Engage in short and/or long-term CDI committee assignments as needed * Participate in, and contribute to the development of ongoing education of medical staff, CDS team members, and other caregivers * Participate in team discussions, and share nursing specialty knowledge through formal and informal presentations * Exhibit proficiency in utilizing reference materials, including coding clinics, coding rules and guidelines, coding manual, AHIMA and ACDIS references, and the CMS website * Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, webinars, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in CDI. Job Requirements General Requirements Current Michigan license to practice as a Registered Nurse Work Experience Minimum 5 (five) years of acute care hospital nursing experience Education Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program Specialized Knowledge and Skills Strong communication and verbal skills. Must pass a typing test successfully at 40 words per minute Must successfully complete Analytical skills assessment testing with 70% or greater Must successfully complete Customer Service skills assessment testing with 90% or greater Must successfully complete Nursing Knowledge and Aptitude Assessment with 80% or greater Demonstrate strong organizational, analytical and writing skills with demonstrated leadership ability. Ability to learn/develop the skills necessary to perform the Clinical Documentation Improvement position Strong computer/PC skills Understand and support Clinical Documentation Improvement strategies after extensive orientation Knowledge of coding, preferred Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Location: Sparrow Hospital Activation Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 Expiration Date: Friday, April 1, 2022 Apply Here

Keywords: Sparrow Health System, Lansing , Clinical Document Specialist, Healthcare , Lansing, Michigan

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