STAFF NURSERequisition # 73145Position BasicsWorking TitleCLINICAL DOCUMENTATION SPECIALISTAdvertising Ends on:Thursday, July 26th, 2018Advertising Started on:Thursday, July 12th, 2018Organization:University HospitalDepartment:Documentation & CodingSalarySalary:$52,701.00 to CommensuratePay Grade:52Job DetailsPercent Time:100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:The Office of Clinical Documentation Improvement at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has an employment opportunity for a full-time Clinical Documentation Specialist (Staff Nurse) working 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. Work hours are flexible between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.The primary purpose of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is concurrent review of the medical record to increase the accuracy, clarity, and specificity of provider documentation (Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, ACDIS).Clinical Documentation Specialists bridge the gap between the providers and hospital coders to clarify at-risk documentation prior to claim submission (American Health Information Management Association, AHIMA). Concurrent review includes:New acute inpatient admissions to the facility;Re-reviews every two days until the acute inpatients are dischargedReviews on Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) and other publicly reported patient quality or safety metrics (i.e. AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators)Characteristic duties of the Clinical Documentation Specialist includes (but is not limited to):Collaborates extensively with physicians, medical records coding staff, hospital administration, and other patient caregivers to improve accuracy and completeness of acute inpatient documentation.Demonstrates knowledge of MS DRGs, documentation opportunities, clinical documentation requirements, and inpatient quality/safety metrics.Attends huddles or rounds on units at least once a week. Educates all members of the patient care team on clinical documentation opportunities, hospital coding and/or reimbursement issues, as well as performance improvement methodologies.Conducts record reconciliation with hospital coding staff to assign a working DRG.Documents appropriately in the 3M Clinical Documentation Improvement System (CDIS).For a detailed job description, please email Heidi Bodensteiner ( note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.Education Required:An Associate's degree in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, or Master's degree in Nursing (MNHP or MSN) is required.Experience Required:Two years of recent inpatient nursing experience in a medical, surgical, or ICU setting, and/or recent work experience as a CDI nurse or healthcare quality professional with medical record review experience.Professional written and verbal communication skillsProficiency with computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft applications)Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with physicians, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal communication.Demonstrated organizational, time management and problem solving skills.Certifications:Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required.Desirable Qualifications:Experience with performance improvement methodologies.Experience improving and/or reviewing hospital quality/safety metrics.Experience with data mining and/or data analytics.Advanced certification (i.e. CCDS, CPHQ).Online Application OptionsApplication Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.Cover Letter:A plain text cover le