Clinical Documentation Specialist

15 May 2019
End of advertisement period
29 May 2019
Contract Type

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan is listed in the U.S. News List of best hospitals we are ranked 5th among 900 hospitals, in addition to being ranked 1st in Michigan. The Clinical Documentation Team is committed to the conquest of clear and accurate clinical documentation through innovation and collaboration and we are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-oriented individuals who will share this same goal.

Why become a Clinical Documentation Specialist at Michigan Medicine?

At Michigan Medicine, our Clinical Documentation Specialists partner with the health care providers to get a complete and accurate picture of the patient captured in the history, diagnosis, treatment and health status within medical records reviewed by our team. You will facilitate the capture of diagnoses and procedures that impact present on admission (POA), severity of illness (SOI), risk of mortality (ROM) and quality of patient care. Working for Michigan Medicine will provide you with a positive work/life balance, a chance to learn new and state of the art treatments and the chance to work closely with highly skilled and educated staff.

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage

2:1 Match on retirement savings

Generous PTO program

State of the art technology and equipment

Continued education

Teaching and mentorship opportunities

Characteristics and Skills:

Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and adapt to an ever changing healthcare environment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to be analytical, reliable, and adaptable in clinical situations with attention to detail

Capable of working and making decisions independently

Strong dedication to team success

Handle problems in a positive solutions-oriented manner

Proficiency in organizational skills and planning with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast and ever-changing environment

Proficiency in computer skills, including and not limited to database and spreadsheet analysis, program presentation development, word processing and internet search

Take initiative and step outside of the box to develop creative ideas

Work Schedule

This position allows a flexible schedule with the ability to work from home

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


What will you be responsible for?

You will utilize critical thinking skills and have a high attention to detail while performing case reviews and query writing to explore more clear and concise patient information and descriptions while working closely with health care providers using established documentation query workflows

Work collaboratively with physicians and other clinical staff to obtain complete clinical information

Required Qualifications*

An Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology and registration with the American Health Information Management Association as a RHIT or RHIA and/or Bachelor or Associate's Degree in Nursing with RN licensure.

Minimum of 3 years of inpatient coding is required for those with the RHIT or RHIA credential.

Desired Qualifications*

Prefer two to three years’ experience in a large academic medical center for the RHIT, RHIA, or RN

Experience as a Clinical Documentation Specialist.

Experience using Epic EHR and 3M

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.