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Penn State Health Director Clinical Documentation Improvement - Clinical Documentation Improvement in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Corporation

Location : US:PA:Hershey

Work Type : Full Time

FTE : 1.00

Shift : Day

Hours : 8:00a - 4:30p


Responsible for directing the strategic and tactical operations for the Clinical Documentation Improvement Program. Evaluates and implements processes for physician queries and associated resolutions to ensure complete and accurate clinical documentation to reflect severity of illness, risk of mortality, and quality documentation for appropriate and accurate DRG assignment, revenue enhancement, and optimization of quality metrics for external benchmarking. Measures the program success by instituting process improvements and CDI best practices. Educates and works with faculty and staff care team providers to assure documentation of care diagnoses are a complete reflection of the patients’ clinical status and care. Responsible to work in close alliance with physician leaders, revenue cycle leadership, CMO, CMIO, CNO, CQO in the strategic and operational planning, design, implementation. This position will have some functional and staff oversight for portions of the PSH health system as it relates to CDI functions and will partner closely with the leadership in PSH Revenue Cycle as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.

7 years of experience required.

5 years of management experience required.

Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse by the Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.

CCDS (Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist) required.

CDIP (Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner) required.


Excellent problem solving skills and ability to exercise independent judgement.

Business acumen and leadership skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies.

Customer focused attitude and ability to work proactively and efficiently with appropriate urgency.


Master’s degree in Nursing preferred.

Quality Improvement experience preferred.

Cerner and Optum experience preferred.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Position Director Clinical Documentation Improvement - Clinical Documentation Improvement

Location US:PA:Hershey | Professional | Full Time

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