Responsible for improving the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation on a concurrent basis through daily review of recent admission records and interaction with physicians, medical records coding staff, case managers, and nursing staff. Responsible for collaborating to educate physicians, coders, case managers, and nurses as needed in order to improve capture of clinical severity for the level of service rendered to all patients, especially those services with a DRG based reimbursement. Responsible for identifying process improvement opportunities and supporting the timely and accurate capture of measurements to improve patient care, as well as physician and hospital outcomes.
A minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience.
Registered Nurse with the ability to practice in Texas
Graduate of a school of nursing.
BSN or other related BS degree preferred.
Ability to perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of self or others. Ability to comply with all Good ShepherdÂ policies and procedures that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Ability to effectively communicate with patients and provide competent care as appropriate to the ages of patients served by this position.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.