Area Director Clinical Documentation Kindred Hospital

Kindred Healthcare - Peoria, IL3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $97,000 - $130,000 a year
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IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.

You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.

Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us!

Summary:
Supports multiple Kindred long-term acute care hospitals within the program for clinical documentation improvement. This position uses masters level project management, clinical knowledge and knowledge of coded data for documentation requirements to improve overall patient quality, capture severity, acuity and risk of mortality. Expertise required in understanding the clinical documentation required for the completeness of the patient records using a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team process. Provides oversight, leads and directs clinical documentation improvement program and staff in an Area of designated hospitals. Duties include recruiting, hiring and supervising RNs and/or qualified HIM coding professional(s) as CDI staff. Works with hospital and Regional/District team to reach goals and objectives of the program, which include quality, safety, data integrity and accurate reimbursement. This position functions within the Regional Case Management Department

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN and/or medicine or healthcare undergraduate/graduate degree with experience and Training applicable to clinical and CDI job experience (Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, RHIT). Masters Degree is preferred.

Licenses/Certification: If RN, current state licensure as a Registered Nurse in state of work location. CCDS or CCS optional.

Experience: Minimum of 6-8 years clinical experience (i.e. inpatient, clinical documentation, and/or case management reviews). Prior Clinical Documentation Improvement experience, either as a specialist or as a program manager/leader. Experience with Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC).

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