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Clinical Documentation Coordinator-ED, FT (Int'l Medical Graduates Only) Desert Springs Hospital

Job ID 57731 Date posted 12/05/2018


The Valley Health System has expanded into an integrated health network that serves more than two million people in Southern Nevada. Starting with Valley Hospital Medical Center in 1979, the Valley Health System has grown to include Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and our newest addition Henderson Hospital.

Job Description:
Provides clinically based concurrent and retrospective review of outpatient medical records to evaluate the utilization and documentation of acute care services.  The goal of concurrent review includes facilitation of appropriate physician documentation of care delivered to accurately reflect patient severity of illness and risk of mortality.  Specific reviews are both determined internally and by requirements/requests of external payers or regulatory agencies and play a significant role in reporting quality of care outcomes and in obtaining accurate and compliant reimbursement for acute care services.


Education Associates or Bachelors Degree in Nursing or valid Medical Degree

Experience Int'l medical degree required.  Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience in an acute care setting; critical care, medical/surgical or Emergency Department nursing preferred. 

Technical Skills Computer proficiency to include word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.  Familiarity with the operation of basic office equipment. Basic competence in use of electronic health records and other CDI/Coding software applications.

License/Certification Current RN license in the State of Nevada if Registered Nurse or valid Medical Degree

Other Knowledge of age-specific needs and elements of disease processes and related procedures required.  Strong broad-based clinical knowledge and understanding of pathology/physiology of disease processes.  Working knowledge of inpatient admission criteria, Medicare reimbursement system and coding systems preferred, but not required.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and critical thinking skills.  Ability to work independently in a time oriented environment is essential.


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