Clinical Documentation Specialist - Registered Nurse - Clinical Documentation Improvement - Full Time - DaysMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) works collaboratively with physicians, coders, nurses, and other patient care providers to improve the quality of documentation, and more accurately reflect the intensity of service and severity of illness. The CDS provides education and feedback to the medical staff one-on-one and in-group settings, regarding medical record documentation.
- BSN required.
- Current RN license to practice nursing in Iowa.
- Three to five years’ clinical experience required.
- Previous Clinical Documentation Specialist experience preferred but not required
- Clinical Documentation Specialist Certification preferred or obtained within 5 years of hire
- Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.
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