Dignity Health RN Clinical Documentation Specialist in STOCKTON, California


is a member of Dignity Health . The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for, showing respect for all people by providing excellent care. St. Joseph's Medical Center, was founded in 1899 under the direction of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is a not for profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 395 beds, a physician staff of over 400, and more than 2,400 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services and women and children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Josephs is the largest hospital as well as the largest private employer in Stockton, California. Nationally recognized as a quality lead, St. Josephs is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers.


Position Summary:

Under general direction, RN Clinical Documentation Specialist facilitates improvement in the overall quality, completeness and accuracy of medical record documentation. Obtains appropriate clinical documentation through extensive interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers, Care Management and Health Information Management coding staff to ensure that the clinical information used in measuring and reporting outcomes is complete and accurate, and that reimbursement is received for the level of services rendered to patients with DRG based payors. Educates all members of the patient care team on documentation guidelines on an ongoing basis. Collects and analyzes data to provide reports and make recommendations. Works collaboratively with staff to provide staff support, including assistance with problem solving and recommendations for process improvements. Collaborates with other disciplines regarding proposed DRG changes and proposed quality concerns, and communicates with the attending physician or medical director regarding these issues to the appropriate performance improvement committee.



  • Graduate of an RN School of Nursing

  • Current CA RN license

  • Current BLS Card

  • Four years recent acute care experience

  • Experience preferably in a critical care setting

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Broad knowledge of medical and allied health sciences

  • Demonstrated ability to measure screening criteria against the documented medical record

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Recent HMO UR experience preferred

  • Computer literacy preferred

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Job ID 2017-39347

Employment Type Full Time

Department Clinical Documention Improvement Program

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Josephs Medical Center

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Varied