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Providence Clinical Documentation Specialist in California


Clinical Documentation Specialist - SJH Clinical Documentation at Revenue Cycle Business Services.

The Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) is responsible for supporting and facilitating the overall quality of medical record documentation by improving the completeness, accuracy, and reliability of clinical documentation. A key success factor of this process is educating providers through the query process and supporting them with feedback to accurately reflect the true clinical picture within the medical record. Provider feedback is conveyed through attending practice group meetings, medical directors and formal medical staff committees regarding the status and trends of the integrity of their documentation as needed. In partnering with the coding team, the CDS will be an expert with ICD-10, MS-DRG and APR-DRG assignment.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associates of Science in Nursing or Associates of Science degree in healthcare or other related field.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare or other related field (Foreign Medical Graduate).

  • One of the following

  • Licensed Registered Nurse

  • Foreign Medical Graduate

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

  • Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP

  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS)

  • 5 years clinical experience in acute care setting or equivalent experience in Health Information Management/Coding.

  • 1 year understanding of MS-DRG and APR-DRG assignment and fundamentals of establishing a DRG.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year ICD-10 experience and/or understanding.

  • 3 years Clinical Documentation Specialist experience in acute care setting.

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About the department you will serve.

One Revenue Cycle (ORC) is the name adopted to reflect the Providence employees who work throughout Providence Health & Services (PH&S) in revenue cycle systems and structures in support of our ministries and operations in all regions from Alaska to California. ORC’s objective is to ensure our core strategy, One Ministry Committed to Excellence, is delivered along with the enhanced overall patient care experience (know me, care for me, ease my way) by providing a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized revenue cycle expertise.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: California-Irvine

Other Location(s): Washington-Seattle, Texas-Lubbock, California, Washington, Texas

Req ID: 359981