CDS Coordinator Trainee-FT in Harlingen, TX at Harlingen Medical Center

Date Posted: 10/4/2019

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    5501 U.S. 77
    Harlingen, TX
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Job Description


The Clinical Documentation Specialist Coordinator Trainee (CDS Coordinator Trainee) supports Clinical Documentation Improvement program (CDI). CDS Coordinator Trainee shadows and supports CDS to improve communication with medical Staff. CDS Coordinator Trainee works closely with CDS to facilitate appropriate clinical documentation of patient care. Other responsibilities include assisting CDS in tracking physician queries and related physician education activities.



Assist CDS in audits to identify patterns, trends, and opportunities to improve documentation review processes.Effectively utilize documentation improvement communication tools.Assist CDS to resolve inconsistent, conflicting and/or ambiguous documentation through the physician query process.Assist CDS to follows up with the physicians to get resolution of all queries prior to patient’s dischargeKeep track of action items to improve communication between CDS and Medical Staff.Assist CDS to develop educational materials to inform Medical Staff and Nursing Staff regarding clinical documentation requirementsUpdate Files and E Learning content regarding documentation guidelines on an ongoing basis. Facilitate and coordinate CDI-related continuing education activities under the supervision of the assigned CDI managerAssists CDS in creating CDI dashboards and reports.Performs all other duties as assigned or required.


1.    Bachelors in medical/health sciences or health services or related fields.

2.    Experience with SharePoint, MS Word, Excel, Power point.

3.    One year of clinical experience in healthcare care setting.

4.    Prior Case Management and CDI experience is desirable.

5.    Knowledge of care delivery documentation systems and related medical record documents.

6.    Knowledge of age-specific needs and the elements of disease processes and related procedures.

7.    Strong broad-based clinical knowledge and understanding of pathology / physiology of disease processes.

8.    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent critical thinking skills.

9.    Excellent interpersonal skills to build effective partnering relationships with physicians, nurse staff, and hospital management staff.


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