University of Washington
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RN CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST (FULL TIME, DAYS) Req #:205705Department:UW MEDICAL CENTER - CENTER FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCEJob Location: Remote/Hybrid, UW Medical Center - Montlake Posting Date:05/02/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:commensurate with education and experience Shift:First Shift Notes:As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

UW Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for an RN Clinical Documentation Specialist. This individual is responsible for supporting medical staff in improving the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation.

Full-time day shift. The work is 100% remote.

  • The Clinical Documentation Specialist reviews clinical documentation, makes judgments regarding the completeness and quality of that documentation, and facilitates modifications to clinical documentation through communication with physicians and practitioners, and medical records coding staff.
  • The Clinical Documentation Specialist ensures that pertinent patient conditions and treatments are documented such that appropriate reimbursement is received for the level of acuity and service rendered to all patients using a DRG based payer (Medicare) methodology.
  • The Clinical Documentation Specialist also verifies the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting outcomes related to patient care, physician practice and the medical center performance.
  • The Clinical Documentation Specialist educates all members of the patient care team regarding these aspects of clinical documentation on an ongoing basis.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or equivalent education and training
  • At least six years prior nursing experience in an acute inpatient hospital setting with in-depth knowledge of medical and surgical care
  • Two years of experience in a clinical documentation improvement role

    Washington State RN license required by start date

  • Three to five years of experience in a clinical documentation improvement role strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of electronic medical record systems Epic, 3M 360 preferred
  • CCDS preferred

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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