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Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
UW Medical Center - Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for an RN Clinical Documentation Specialist. This individual is responsible for supporting medical staff in improving the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation.
SCHEDULE Full-time day shift.
The Clinical Documentation Specialist reviews clinical documentation, makes judgments regarding the completeness and quality of that documentation, and facilitates modifications to clinical documentation through communication with physicians and practitioners, and medical records coding staff.
The Clinical Documentation Specialist ensures that pertinent patient conditions and treatments are documented such that appropriate reimbursement is received for the level of acuity and service rendered to all patients using a DRG based payer (Medicare) methodology.
The Clinical Documentation Specialist also verifies the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting outcomes related to patient care, physician practice and the medical center performance.
The Clinical Documentation Specialist educates all members of the patient care team regarding these aspects of clinical documentation on an ongoing basis.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or equivalent education and training
At least six years prior nursing experience in an acute inpatient hospital setting with in-depth knowledge of medical and surgical care
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize, with attention to detail
Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
Effective communicator with strong written and verbal skills
Demonstrated ability to take initiative for independent education in current evidenced-based practices, pathophysiology and disease processes
Adept with Windows PC and Microsoft Office products
Ability to quickly master new electronic medical records
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Washington State RN license required by start date
One year of experience in a clinical documentation improvement role strongly preferred
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