Clinical Documentation Specialist in Kenosha at Froedtert South

Date Posted: 11/29/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Schedule
    Full-time
  • Shift
    Days
  • Hours
    80
  • Facility/Name
    Froedtert Kenosha Hospital

Job Description

  • POSITION PURPOSE
    • Performs concurrent clinical documentation review to promote complete capture of documentation needed to accurately code level of clinical service and patient acuity. Works collaboratively with physicians and coders.
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    • 3 - 5 Years
  • LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
    • Licensure to be eligible to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.
    • CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) preferred.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
    • Ability to read, write, hear, speak, and comprehend the English language.
    • Strong understanding of pathophysiology, disease processes, and diagnostic testing results.
    • General understanding of ICD coding conventions and DRG methodology.
    • Strong MS Word and Excel skills.
    • Strong organizational, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Previous acute care clinical experience preferred.
  • PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
    • Performs concurrent medical record review of defined bedded patients, documents provisional DRG, and documents potential working DRGs up until patient discharge.
    • Facilitates necessary clinical documentation in the medical record through verbal and written communication with clinicians.
    • Evaluates clinical documentation patterns to identify areas for improvement, identifies changes which will proactively collect required documentation, and develops reports to monitor program success and opportunities for concentrated focus.
    • Educates patient care team members regarding clinical documentation requirements and coding guidelines and provides feedback on patient care team members’ clinical documentation.
    • Works collaboratively with other disciplines to achieve the most precise and reflective final coding. #cb

Froedtert South is a comprehensive regional healthcare system that has served southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities for more than 100 years. Froedtert South provides services primarily through the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and the Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and several other clinic locations.

Froedtert South is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Froedtert South does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.