For years, MedPartners has been matching thousands of talented professionals with jobs in the fast-growing field of clinical documentation improvement. Are you an organized and efficient nurse who’s seeking a rewarding career? If so, a position as a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS) may be a great fit for you. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting field!
Role of a CDIS
A CDIS is a registered nurse who manages, assesses and reviews a patient’s medical records to ensure that all patient information is documented properly to reflect the patient’s illness and course of clinical treatment. On a daily basis, a CDIS facilitates in-depth medical record reviews, verifies diagnosis codes and confirms that all documentation about a patient’s condition and medical status is correct. Typically, a CDIS will evaluate patient records from a variety of departments, including intensive care, cardiac care, telemetry and others.
What skills are required?
A CDIS must be organized and pay strong attention to detail. This is because the job revolves around ensuring accuracy and proper documentation of sensitive and potentially life-changing medical information. In addition, a CDIS must possess strong communication skills, as the job requires regular face-to-face contact with physicians. An effective CDIS also builds strong relationships with medical coders to make sure medical records are coded correctly and necessary changes are made. Lastly, a CDIS frequently provides education to other team members, including nurses, physicians and residents, to help them understand the importance of providing accurate information to ensure correct documentation and patient records.
Finding CDIS job opportunities
If you’re seeking a position as a CDIS, the best place to start is MedPartners. We regularly provide top clinical documentation improvement talent on an interim basis to hospitals in need of CDIS services. And, did we mention we also offer numerous opportunities for experienced CDIS professionals with highly competitive pay rates? Whether you’re just starting out in your career or have significant experience, MedPartners can connect you to CDIS job opportunities to help you grow and develop your skills in the field.
Taking the first step
Are you ready for a rewarding career that offers consistency, reliability and longevity? Let our skilled recruiters put you on the path to success. As a CDIS, you’ll play a critical role in the functioning of an organization’s departments while having a positive impact on patient care. Click here to learn more about a current CDIS job opportunity on our website!