• Clinical Documentation Specialist

    Job ID 2020-34893
    Area of Interest
    Medical Records
    Location Name
    Roosevelt Commons
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Revenue Integrity & Coding
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Primary Location : State/Province
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    - Clinical Documentation Specialist -


    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


    Utilizes clinical expertise to analyze and evaluate concurrent documentation and assure documentation reflects the appropriate level of service delivered to patients at Seattle Children's. Through interaction with the medical staff and interdisciplinary health care team members, is responsible for facilitating modifications to overall quality and completeness of medical record documentation. This will support the appropriate clinical picture/level of severity of the patient while providing accurate and complete information utilized in the profiling and outcomes reporting of both the Hospital and the Physicians. Other responsibilities include: supporting production coding staff in correct code assignment, developing and providing educational materials and presenations for a variety of audiences, and addressing claims denials from payors when the rationale for the denial is clinical in nature.


    Required Education/Experience:
    - Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Bachelor’s degree in a related field and completion of an RN educational program.
    - At least three (3) years clinical experience, and demonstrated in-depth understanding of the patient care environment OR a minimum of 1 year clinical experience in addition to 2 years of experience in a comprabable role to that of a CDS.

    Required Credentials:
    - Current Washington State RN licensure.
    - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. Current PEARS or PALS certification will be accepted in lieu of BLS.

    - Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
    - Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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