Area Director, Clinical Coordination and Documentation Improvement
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 423746
What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our clinicians answer this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.
Who are you? To succeed in our high-energy, high-reward environment, our clinicians provide compassionate critical care and deliver exceptional patient experiences , meaningful outcomes, and bonds for life.
As our most acute level of care, Kindred's transitional care hospitals offer the same critical care patients receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit , but for an extended recovery period. Our clinicians play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients .
As a Clinical Documentation Specialist you will:
Administers the Clinical Documentation Improvement program for multiple sites.
Using project management, clinical knowledge and knowledge of coded data for documentation requirements to improve overall patient quality, capture severity, acuity and risk of mortality.
Applies expertise to ensure the clinical documentation required for the completeness of patient records using a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team process.
Collaborates with coders on a daily basis. In addition, works in conjunction with and supports hospital, Area, District and Support Center staff to reach goals and objectives of the program.
As a Clinical Documentation Specialist you will have:
Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited school of nursing, Health Information Management, and/or medicine or healthcare undergraduate/graduate degree.
Masters Degree is preferred but not required.
CCDS (Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist) or CDIP (Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner) is required after two years of being in this role.
Three - Four (3-4) years clinical experience (i.e. inpatient, clinical documentation, and/or case management reviews).