RN - Clinical Documentation Specialist
RN - Clinical Documentation Specialist East Jefferson General Hospital - Metairie, LA

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RN; BSN preferred. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana. 5 years recent clinical experience in a hospital setting, or 4 years recent clinical experience and two years ICD-9 Coding experience(optional). Utilization Review or coding experience preferred. Requires excellent observation skills, analytical thinking, problem solving, plus good verbal and written communication. Responsible for improving the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation. Facilitates modifications to clinical documentation through extensive concurrent interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers, and medical records coding staff to support that appropriate reimbursement and clinical severity is captured for the level of service rendered to all patients with a DRG based payor (Medicare, Medicaid, Champus). Supports timely, accurate and complete documentation of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and Hospital outcomes, Educates all members of the patient care team on an ongoing basis.