Job Details

Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity

Job Number: 529630
Categories: Administrative / Clerical Support
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Required - 2 years Supervisor/Manager experience, or equivalent ; Required - 5 years acute care Hospital nursing experience, preferred in critical care; Preferred - 3 years of experience working in a Clinical Documentation Integrity program; Preferred - Working knowledge of ICD10 CM/PCS, ability to identify and educate CDI Team, Physicians, etc. on the gaps between clinical documentation and coding; Must have excellent verbal & written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with Physicians, Other Care Providers, Leadership, etc.; Must have experience with data anyalytics, performance reports, productivity reports, etc.
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.

Job Duties

1. Oversees all daily functions within the CDI Program including but not limited to staffing, balancing coverage assignments, and query escalation. Acts as the subject matter expert, is a mentor to successfully lead and coach an interdisciplinary team through change and conflict resolution. Addresses Team dynamics in a positive, constructive manner with behaviors that support efficient and effective individual and collective performance.
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.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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