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The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS) is responsible for concurrently analyzing medical records to facilitate improvement in the overall quality and completeness of the medical record to ensure accurate depiction of the level of services provided and to completely describe the patient's severity of illness. This involves extensive record review, interaction with providers and Health Information Management Coding Operations.
Education: - Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred but not required. OR
Medical Graduate (Foreign) with a Master's in a Healthcare/Medical related field from a U.S. accredited University.
- Must have two - four years of clinical experience in an acute care setting (ICU/Critical Care / Surgery Specialty preferred)
- May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.
- RNs in this role must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
- May be required to have additional specialty certifications
- Prefer Certified Clinical Documentation Specialists (CCDS) OR Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)
Skills or Special Abilities:
- Organizational, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills
- Must be able to be comfortable teaching in group settings as a large part of the job is educating healthcare providers about current documentation standards and helping them appreciate their role in documentation improvement.
- RN applicants must maintain standards of professional conduct and performs all assigned and unassigned duties in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act.
- RN Applicants must pass Medication Examination prior to hospital orientation. Current Parkland employees requesting reassignment to role must have current Medication Examination on file.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, nursing and ancillary staff. - Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors. - Must demonstrate knowledge and skill in age specific needs and the elements of disease processes and related procedures. - Prefer applicant has knowledge of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions and/or clinical auditing processes. - Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.
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- We're a premier training center for the nation’s top physicians, serving as the primary teaching and research hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
- Our trauma and burn centers are recognized internationally—our regional burn center pioneered skin graft techniques, infection control and nutritional support for burn patients.
- Parkland delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the country and our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for more critically ill infants than any other hospital nationwide.