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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC includes the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; the USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice; the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in seven specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and cardiology and heart surgery.

Senior Clinical Documentation Specialist - HIM - Per Diem 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union)

Keck Hospital - Medical Records Hospital Los Angeles, California

Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of registered nursing and/or foreign medical graduate.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical documentation improvement experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in an acute care setting

Required License/Certification:

  • Valid California Registered Nurse license or foreign medical graduate.
  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS from ACDIS) or Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP from AHIMA) required
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS from AHIMA) preferred but not required
  • Fire and Safety Certification.  If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.

Senior Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) performs review of inpatient medical records to identify documentation opportunities to accurately represent the severity of illness, risk of mortality, length of stay, intensity of service and hospital quality metrics. Demonstrates proficiency on ICD10-CM & PCS and respective coding guidelines & regulations for coding and reporting. Matter expert of key CDI hospital quality metrics and Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) documentation requirements for proper APR & MS DRGs assignment. The Senior CDS also functions at a higher level by leading and supporting the CDI team; and by active participation in physician/clinical staff engagement and education. Monitors internal key indicator metrics associated with CDI as it related to the revenue cycle and quality outcomes. Assists with denial management as it relates to documentation. Fosters teamwork & utilizes strong team building measures. Works with different specialties to ensure they are kept aware of changes.


REQ20078496 Posted Date: 08/13/2019
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