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Samaritan Health Services
Location : 3000 Po Box, Corvallis, OR 97339
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Job Description : Req #: 52355
Samaritan Health Services
Corvallis, OR
SHS Clinical Documentation Imp
1.0 (80 hrs/pp) – Day
Start / End Time: 0700 (7:00 am) – 1530 (3:30 pm)
Overtime Rule: 8+40
$38.53 – $56.59
JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
Provides analysis, information and education to assist physicians and/or staff in using terminology that improves and supports documentation of patient care. Performs concurrent review and analysis of the clinical facts documented in the medical records. Concurrently queries the medical staff and other members of the healthcare team to obtain accurate and complete chart documentation that appropriately supports the severity of the patient’s illness. Plans and provides education to the healthcare team regarding documentation requirements, clarity and completeness.
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
The Clinical Documentation Improvement Department is the fundamental, strategic part of Samaritan Health Services’ efforts to improve patient outcomes, enhance clinical documentation guidelines, ensure compliance and upgrade financial performance. The CDI program is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, hospital wide initiative promoting accurate, clear, concise, complete, and compliant documentation efforts. CDI professionals analyze data, formulate concurrent & retrospective physician queries, track CDI performance metrics, and successfully collaborate with other healthcare professionals. CDI professionals engage in a beneficial collaborative partnership with the Healthcare team to secure accurate clinical documentation in the medical record using compliant methodologies, which will result in appropriate code assignment, correct reimbursement, decreased claims denials & reduced RAC reviews.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
Current Oregon Registered Nurse license required. BSN preferred.
Five (5) years experience in an inpatient care setting required.
Experience or training in Excel, Word and EMR required.
Experience in the following preferred:
Quality assurance chart review, coding, auditing and/or case management.
Acute care utilization review or discharge planning.
ICU-CCU and/or ER.
Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist CDIS preferred.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
Knowledge of clinical documentation requirements, DRG assignment, clinical conditions/procedures, quality outcome standards and documentation requirements to meet those standards.
Communication: Effective written and verbal communication skills to perform group presentations, tactfully discuss issues, and listen to and understand complex information/situations. Ability to work with all levels within the organization, facilitate communication, and effectively document related activities.
Computer Literacy: Proficiency in computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and information systems.
Confidentiality: Knowledge of State and Federal (HIPAA) laws pertaining to confidentiality of protected health information. Ability to comply with laws and maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Time Management: Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Rarely
(1 – 10% of the time)
Occasionally
(11 – 33% of the time)
Frequently
(34 – 66% of the time)
Continually
(67 – 100% of the time)

CLIMB – STAIRS
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0″-36″) 40 – 60 Lbs
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0″-36″) 60 or more Lbs
SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)
KNEEL (on knees)
SIT
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0″-36″) 20 – 40 Lbs
CARRY 2-handed, 20 – 40 pounds
SQUAT Repetitive
ROTATE TRUNK Sitting
REACH – Upward
PUSH (20-40 pounds force)
PULL (20-40 pounds force)
STAND
WALK – LEVEL SURFACE
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0″-36″) 0 – 20 Lbs
LIFT (Knee to chest: 24″-54″) 0 – 20 Lbs
LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54″) 0 – 20 Lbs
LIFT (Overhead: 54″ and above) 0 – 20 Lbs
CARRY 1-handed, 0 – 20 pounds
CARRY 2-handed, 0 – 20 pounds
BEND FORWARD at waist
ROTATE TRUNK Standing
REACH – Forward
MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists
FINGER DEXTERITY
PINCH Fingers
GRASP Hand/Fist
PUSH (0-20 pounds force)
PULL (0-20 pounds force)
None specified

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