Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity
Categories: Administrative / Clerical Support
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
RN with BSN required; and a (CCDS) Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist, or (CDIP) Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner, or must attain CCDS or CDIP within 6 months in position.
2. Assists with the hiring of new CDI staff, interviewing, on-boarding process (access requests, equipment requests, etc.), and orientation to the Department and training.
3. Works with the CDI Director to develop a Clinical Documentation Integrity plan that supports the strategic priorities of UTSW, continuum of care, quality, and coding. Assists to update and create CDI Competency Standards, Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
4. Demonstrates skill in prioritizing, delegating, and performing a variety of duties within an environment where assignments, priorities, and deadlines change frequently. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking, decision making and interpersonal skills. Proactively escalates risks and issues to Leadership to ensure timely and effective resolution.
5. Works collaboratively with, and is a liaison to other Departments, Leadership, Service Line Champions, Physicians, and other members of the Healthcare Team.
6. Assists with the development of reports and identifying key metrics to monitor CDI program success. Analyze reports to identify opportunities for process improvement and educational opportunities for CDI staff, Coding staff, and Physicians.
7. Develops recommendations as appropriate for documentation templates and physician queries based on coding and regulatory changes, and data quality review findings
8. Responsible for productivity and accuracy of CDI staff ensuring that education, auditing, and feedback are given on a consistent basis. Promotes collaboration and teamwork by involving the CDI team in planning, and decision-making. Ensures CDI staff understand their role and responsibilities in achieving CDI program and organizational success.
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