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Job Title: Clinical Documentation Specialist (Emergency Dept.)
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Organization: Eskenazi Health
Posted: 3/13/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Indianapolis,  IN    USA
Position Description: JOB SUMMARY: The goal of the CDI Program is to clarify ambiguous, conflicting or incomplete documentation. The CDI professional works to facilitate the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation to accurately represent the severity, acuity and risk of mortality profile of the patient being treated. The CDI professional achieves these goals through careful review of all of the information and documentation available concurrently through the patient’s stay. Focused communication with the treating clinical professionals (i.e., queries) will be utilized to obtain improvements in documentation. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Reviews ED admissions to include inpatient, observation, CDU, trauma and surgical patients seen in the ED and moved on to the OR Performs accurate and timely concurrent clinical documentation reviews in an effort to capture the appropriate physician documentation that will result in accurate ICD-10 coding that best reflects severity of illness and resource utilization Provides ongoing support and consultation to improve the overall quality of medical record documentation; serves as a clinical resource consultant to the HIM coding staff when coders require clinical decision-making and clinical interpretation to determine appropriate code assignment Develops teaching strategies and methodologies to improve program outcomes Assesses all appropriate admissions for POA documentation of the following: pressure ulcers, vascular-catheter associated infections, indwelling urinary catheter associated infections, surgical site infection (mediastinitis), DVT, pulmonary embolus, risk for falls and others as deemed appropriate Identifies educational needs of medical staff, health team members and HIM coding staff; plans and implements formal/informal introductory and ongoing orientation and training for multidisciplinary staff Provides nursing staff with additional education for nursing documentation to improve quality and accuracy of bedside procedures, critical care time, infusions etc Coordinates/collaborates with relevant facility departments (Case Management, HIM, Revenue Services, etc.) as clinical reviews are performed Acts as a liaison with inpatient Clinical Documentation Specialist and provides report summary Serves as primary backup for the inpatient Clinical Documentation Specialist Provides ongoing education to ED and admitting physicians regarding appropriate documentation and criteria for admission, observation and level of care to comply with federal and state mandates; uses InterQual, Medicare and other appropriate resources

Qualifications: Indiana licensed Registered Nurse (RN) required. Three years of strong and varied clinical experience in an acute care setting required Recent hospital experience, preferably ED, ICU, CCU or strong Med/Surg preferred Knowledge of CMS Regulations Proficient in PC use, Microsoft applications and working knowledge of hospital department computer systems

Organization Description: About Eskenazi Health For nearly 160 years, Eskenazi Health has offered high-quality, cost-effective and patient-focused health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. As one of America’s largest essential health care systems, Eskenazi Health provides treatment and services to nearly 1 million outpatient visitors each year. Eskenazi Health prides itself on creating the best possible experience for employees while on the job, providing the organizational care that makes everyone’s jobs easier. The hospital and its more than 30 primary and mental health care sites located throughout Indianapolis are always looking for quality professionals to fill positions and join the Eskenazi Health team. For two years Eskenazi Health has been named as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare." The list recognizes organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.

Closing Date: 6/13/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Dawn Hay ,  Clinical Documentation Specialist (Emergency Dept.)
Contact Location: 702 Eskenazi Ave

Indianapolis   IN  46202
United States
Contact Location: 702 Eskenazi Ave
  Indianapolis   IN  46202
  United States
Contact Phone: 317-880-3360 
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Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please submit your resume to Dawn Hay, at

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