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Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist

Job ID: 96058 Date posted: June 13, 2019

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Ctr
  • Clinical Documentation Program
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time

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The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS) reviews inpatient medical records while patients are still in-house (concurrent review) for proper documentation. This review includes new admissions to the facility, as well as re-reviews every two to three days until the patients are discharged. The CDIS communicates with clinicians and physicians to ensure timely and accurate documentation for all designated payer(s) and provides training and education as needed.
The Clinical Documentation Improvement Department is part of Clinical Informatics. This department provides the opportunity to learn new skills, new software, and work closely with physicians, informaticists and coders.
Sharp System Services have campuses located in the communities of Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa and consist of the Spectrum location, the Ruffin Road location and Sharp Operations Center (SOC). These offices provide the centralized integrated system support services to the operating entities within the system. These services include: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Information Technology, Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Contracts, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Development, Clinical Effectiveness, Finance, Nursing, Systems Supply Chain Services, Marketing and Communications, The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.

Keywords: CDI, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, RN, Registered Nurse
This position is located in Chula Vista, CA.
 Full-time, 8 hour shift; 7:30am-4pm
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • RN, BSN with a minimum of three years’ experience in nursing or other clinical area of an acute care facility
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Strong clinical skills including understanding of clinical disease process, pathophysiology and treatment plans
  • Experience working with an EHR, preferably Cerner Millennium
  • Effective interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with physicians and all levels of hospital personnel
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Proficient with MS Office applications

 Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • CDIS certification
  • Emergency or critical care nursing background
  • Working knowledge of regulatory coding guidelines
  • Experience working with Cerner Millennium

Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview


Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



  • Medical, vision and dental

  • Generous time off

  • Flexible schedule

  • Professional growth

  • Wellness Programs

  • Education reimbursement

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