Ascension Health Clinical Documentation Specialist in Warren, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Clinical DocumentationSpecialist -HIM Coding Documentation 002 - Full-Time, Days. This position will cover our East Regional Float covering our Ascension St. Hospitalin Detroit, Ascension andMacomb-Oakland Hospitals in Warren and Madison Heights, MI.

Why Join Ascension?

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with St. John Health-MI, you will have the opportunity to reviewand collaboratively correctclinical documentation to ensure that level of patient services provided is accurately and completely documented.

You will:

  • Performongoing medical record review using documentation improvement guidelines to evaluate overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation. Conductfollow-up reviews of clinical documentation to ensure issues discussed and clarified with clinical staff have been recorded in patient's chart.

  • Workwith physicians and medical staff to improve clinical documentation for more accurate code assignments and a more accurate case mix.

  • Establisheand maintaina system to track and analyze outcomes of documentation improvement program. Prepareregular outcomes progress reports and presents as designated to administrative staff and committees.

  • Useperformance improvement methodologies and education strategies to develop formal training and improvement programs for staff concerning clinical documentation opportunities, coding and reimbursement issues. Provideongoing updates as regulations change.

  • Facilitateand participatein regular meetings with Health Information Management (HIM), Care Management, and other staff to develop and implement strategies for improvement of clinical documentation and financial outcomes.

  • Workcollaboratively with Coding staff to ensure appropriate DRG assignment and that reimbursement reflects the level of services rendered.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • One or more of the following:

  • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA.

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure within the State of Michigan required or graduate of an accredited School of Medicine required.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or graduate of an accredited school of Medicine required Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred Passing score of JA Thomas Clinical Competency pre-hire exam when applicable

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of recent clinical experience in a hospital setting.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

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