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About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

JOB SUMMARY:  The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist will be responsible for facilitating accurate and timely clinical documentation through concurrent reviews of medical records, compliant physician querying, and assignment of working DRGs.  The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist will help identify opportunities for improvement in inpatient clinical medical documentation to reflect the accurate severity of illness, expected risk of mortality, and complexity of care of the patient, including appropriate principal diagnosis/procedure and secondary diagnoses/procedures. 


1.Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:Current RN licensure
2.Work Experience (Years and Area):1 year of acute care nursing experience required with BSN, 2 years of acute care nursing experience required with ADN
3.Management Experience (Years and Area):None required
4.Equipment Operated:Standard Office Equipment

1.  Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)     ¿
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)  ¿    
Writing/Composing  ¿  (Reports)
2.  Other Skills:
Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical, P.C., MS Word, MS Excel

3.  Advanced Education Preference:
Advanced Training - Specialty: Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist credential through ACDIS or Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner credential through AHIMA (required within one year of employment).
4.  Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System's benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System's benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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