Clinical Documentation Specialist RN-Concurrent Documentation

Norfolk, VA
Jan 02, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Healthcare, Other
Full Time
Job Description: The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDS) is a highly knowledgeable RN who is responsible for concurrent review of provider in-patient medical record documentation. Reviews include new admissions to the facility, as well as follow up reviews in subsequent days, until discharge. Responsible for facilitation of modifications to clinical documentation through concurrent interaction with providers, and other members of the healthcare team, to ensure that appropriate clinical severity of illness and risk of mortality is captured for the level of service rendered.. The CDS is responsible for communicating to providers to ensure timely and accurate documentation and then utilizing specific software, to code the documentation utilizing ICD-10 codes. Additionally, the CDS provides education and training as needed with the medical staff. The CDS utilizes coding and clinical expertise to identify opportunities and ensure the accuracy and completeness of clinical documentation in the medical record used for measuring and reporting physician/provider hospital outcome. Education Level
RN-Associate's Degree OR
RN-Diploma (Non-degree)

Required: Acute Care - 5 years

Preferred: Coding - 5 years

Required: Registered Nurse

Required: Communication, Coordination, Critical Thinking, Judgment and Decision Making, Microsoft Office, Project Management, Social Perceptiveness, Speaking, Technology/Computer, Writing

Sentara Concurrent Documentation is hiring a Clinical Documentation Specialist (RN), for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk! $10,000 Sign on Bonus with two year commitment to department available.

Shift: Full Time, days

Department Overview:

Sentara Benefits:

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!

Acute Care experience in Medical/Surgical or ICU. All Registered Nurses who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to successfully obtain their BSN within five (5) years of hire.

Preferred candidates with Acute Care experience will be on Medical/Surgical units or in an ICU unit. Flexible hours are available. Extensive training and orientation will be provided to staff nurses. Utilize your nursing knowledge and experience and join this exciting and growing career. Join our supportive team to review provider documentation and code using ICD-10 codes and DRG assignment. Previous experience or knowledge in ICD-10 or MS-DRGs a plus!

Must be competent in Microsoft Office, internet and data entry. Dependable and self-directed with the ability to successfully multitask and mange conflicting priorities.

To learn more about Clinical Documentation Improvement, and the job of Clinical Documentation Specialist, please visit our professional organization's website at

Keywords: Clinical Documentation, RN, Registered Nurse, Concurrent Documentation

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