St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters more than 80 years ago. This 115-bed, Joint Commission-accredited regional health care center provides a full-range of medical specialties for the people of southwest Kansas with a Level III Emergency Room, leading edge cardiac care, the Maternal-Child Birth Center and a free standing Cancer Center affiliated with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, part of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Exceptional care, extraordinary people and a faith-based, non-profit mission - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital unique for patients and rewarding for associates. Residents of Garden City enjoy life in a relaxed, small-town (population approx. 30,000) with a zoo, several parks, golf courses, modern shopping and more. For more information about St. Catherine Hospital, visit http://www.stcatherinehosp.org/.
Under indirect supervision, facilitates and obtains appropriate physician documentation for any clinical conditions or procedures to support the appropriate severity of illness, expected risk of mortality, and complexity of care of the patient. Educates members of the patient care team regarding documentation guidelines and regulatory requirements, including attending physicians, allied health practitioners, nursing, and case management. Supports timely, accurate, and complete documentation of clinical information used for measuring and reporting hospital and physician-based outcomes. Works independently majority of the time.
Minimum Education Requirements
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
Advance knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, pathophysiology and disease process
Preferred knowledge of DRG assignments, ICD-9 codes, regulatory coding guidelines, and Medicare Part A and Part B regulatory guidelines
Minimum Experience Requirements
3 years nursing experience required and experience in case management, health information management or utilization review preferred
Clinical documentation and/or clinical experience preferred with ICU, CCU or strong Med/Surg experience
Excellent organization, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills
Dependable and self-directed with excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills
Excellent communication, computer, critical thinking, organization skills and multi-disciplinary tasks.
Exhibits knowledge of clinical documentation requirements, DRG assignment, and clinical conditions and/or procedures
Understand and communicate differences between Medicare Part A and Part B guidelines and how they impact DRG assignments
Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and troubleshooting computer problems
Understand and support compliant documentation management strategies that touches all the critical aspects of the hospital’s clinical documentation process
Current Kansas RN license or AHIMA certification (i.e. RHIT, RHIA or CCS) required and maintained.
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Demonstrates excellence in communication skills and interpersonal relations adheres to hospital policies and procedures and actively promotes the mission and core values of the organization.*
Assumes leadership role to assist in improving the overall quality and completeness of physician clinical documentation by performing admission and continued stay reviews using clinical documentation and coding guidelines and Milliman criteria.*
Supports timely, accurate, and complete documentation of clinical information used for measuring and reporting hospital and physician-based outcomes. *
Facilitates and obtains appropriate physicians documentation for any clinical conditions or procedures to support the appropriate severity of illness, expected risk of mortality, and complexity of care rendered to all patients with DRG-based payers.*
Demonstrates knowledge of DRG’s, clinical documentation requirements, and referral policies and procedures.
Able to effectively educate Physicians, coders and others on clinical documentation, coding and reimbursement opportunities.*
Educates members of the patient care team regarding documentation guidelines, including attending physicians, allied health practitioners, nursing, and case management.*
Works independently in an effective and responsible manner.*
Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)
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