Percent Time: 100% Type of Position Regular: 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:
To provide concurrent review of the clinical documentation in the patient’s records. To query the medical staff and other caregivers as necessary via written/verbal communication to obtain accurate and complete physician documentation that supports the coding severity of patient illness and risk of mortality. To identify appropriate level of care for all admissions utilizing nationally recognized clinical guidelines. Days, M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, rotating weekends and holidays.
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 clinical experience in an acute inpatient nursing unit, and/or recent work experience as a clinical documentation specialist. Must have excellent positive and professional written and verbal communication skills, excellent critical thinking skills, independent decision making, time management/prioritization, ability to work independently and to multi-task to meet conflicting demands/deadlines. Proficiency with computer software applications required (for example, Microsoft applications). Demonstrated experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required. Desirable Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science or Master's degree in Nursing is preferred.
Prefer individual who is organized, has critical thinking and problem solving skills, enjoys identifying opportunities for improvement using creative efforts to bring about solutions, is pro-active and patient centered and provides great customer service, has skills to bring about positive outcomes by collaborating and working in a team environment.