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Clinical Documentation Specialist

Req #: 26915
Facility: Asante CORPORATE - Medford
Location: Medford, OR
Department: Clinical Documentation Integrity (4000-81605)
Category: Nursing - Professional/Administrative
Schedule: Full Time
Target Salary Range: $79,144 - $98,946 annually
Union Position: No

RN- Clinical Documentation Specialist Position Overview

The Clinical Documentation Specialist facilitates improvement in the overall quality, completeness and accuracy of medical record documentation through review of medical record and collaborative interactions with Physicians, HIM Coders, Case Managers and other healthcare team members.

This position will require working from all three Asante hospitals (in Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland). May also include working in the Ambulatory physician offices in Jackson and Josephine counties.

As an RN Clinical Documentation Specialist at Asante, you will have the opportunity to:

Promote appropriate clinical documentation at the point-of-care to accurately reflect the patient's severity of illness, working diagnosis, and clinical course of hospitalization.

Educate members of the healthcare team on documentation guidelines

Work collaboratively with Physicians, HIM Coders, Case Managers and other healthcare team members.

This is not a remote position and will be primarily located at an Asante facility.


Bachelor of Science or higher in Nursing or other related area, preferred


3-5 years broad-based clinical nursing experience in an acute hospital setting is required.

Experience in multiple clinical practice areas such as Critical Care, Labor & Delivery, Emergency Dept, Surgical Services, and/or physician clinics, preferred

Experience in the healthcare revenue cycle, denials management, auditing, or case management, preferred

Experience in a hospital or physician practice billing office.

Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills with demonstrated leadership ability, required

Adaptable communication skills to a wide variety of encounters with the healthcare team, required

Highly developed problem solving skills and self- directed, motivated behavior, required

Ability to develop and maintain supportive, collaborative relationships with Physicians, required

Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and issues and understand the regulatory and reimbursement impact of those decisions, required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively to physicians, employees and leadership, required

Computer literacy and ability to work in multiple computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets and databases, required

Knowledge of DRG methodology, including ICD diagnosis & procedure coding, PDX selection and coding hierarchy, preferred

Ability to identify opportunities for improvement in CDIS processes and to implement changes in process, preferred

Ability to manage change process for clinical documentation improvement with clinical manager, coding, and physicians, preferred

Knowledge related to how documentation & coding can impact hospital reimbursement, quality outcomes data, and severity/mortality scores, preferred

Knowledge of CMS and other regulatory guidelines, preferred

Knowledge related to nursing and healthcare informatics, preferred

Experience with EHR's, computer analytics, and database management systems, preferred


Registered Nurse (RN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) required.

Must obtain Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) through Association for Clinical documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) within 3 years of hire into position.

CCA, CCS, RHIA, RHIT, CDIP all through AHIMA, preferred

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is one of the top 15 health systems in the nation and the largest healthcare provider in nine counties. We are locally owned and based in beautiful Southern Oregon. We provide comprehensive medical care to more than 580,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities employ over 5000 people and include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners, and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region.

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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