Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements


The Clinical Documentation Improvement Educator will be responsible for facilitating accurate and timely clinical documentation through concurrent and retrospective reviews of medical records, compliant physician querying, and assignment of working DRGs. The Clinical Documentation Improvement Educator 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.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Current RN licensure, ACDIS Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist and
AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist within one (1) year of position.

Work Experience (Years and Area): Five (5) Years Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years of acute/critical care in nursing and , three (3) years of inpatient based coding/CDI


Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking);
Writing/Composing; Reports

Other Skills: Analytical; Mathematics; Medical Terms; Research; Statistical; P.C.; MS Word; MS Excel

Advanced Education/Training:

Advanced Training Specialty: Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist credential through ACDIS or
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner credential through AHIMA.

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute

Equipment Operated: Standard Office Equipment

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