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System CDI Quality Educator

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

701 S Fry Road
Katy, TX 77450

Category: Professional

Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: Aug. 7, 2019
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F Specialized inpatient care for those patients requiring a longer hospital stay

  • Specialized inpatient care for those patients requiring a longer hospital stay
  • Outpatient physical and speech therapy
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, MRI, CT
  • Women's Center with advanced mammography
    Job Summary
    At Houston Methodist, the System CDI Educator is responsible for participating in patient care by serving as a role model, a clinical consultant, and an educator of staff. The System CDI Educator maintains competence in adult learning theory, presentation skills, competency validation, age specific competence related to patient population of assigned area(s), unit-specific, high risk/low frequency skills, and mandatory waived testing skills for areas of responsibility.

    o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
    - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
    - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
    - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
    - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
    - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
    o Focuses on patient/customer safety
    o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
    o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
    o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
    o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

    Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

    PEOPLE - 20%
    1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. (EF)
    2. Collaborates with key business partners of Clinical Documentation Improvement as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. (EF)
    3. Assesses educational and professional needs for Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDS), Coders, Physicians, and other stakeholders on an ongoing basis utilizing metrics, dashboards, interdisciplinary rounds, scorecards, accreditation recommendations, and staff surveys. (EF)

    SERVICE - 25%
    1. Functions directly and indirectly as a clinical resource/consultant by working with staff, management, and/or other groups as applicable. Makes recommendations based on the employees' growth and developmental needs. (EF)
    2. Provides education services to others, as assigned. (EF)

    1. Collaborates with key stake holders and others to design, implement, and evaluate education programs to meet the identified needs of the staff and others using current curriculum development and evaluation strategies, current instructional technology, and adult learning theory to provide consistency, assure clinical and documentation improvement subject matter competency of staff with respect to new technology or practice improvements, and support individual knowledge development. (EF)
    2. Completes section and department reports and submits them as scheduled. (EF)
    3. Coordinates, maintains, and submits as indicated all program records in a timely fashion. (EF)
    4. Develops instructional materials to include course plans, objectives, and evaluation tools. (EF)

    FINANCE - 10%
    1. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Recommends solutions in achieving departmental objectives. (EF)
    2. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks to meet the needs of clinical areas and department. (EF)

    1. Identifies unique and creative ways to assure accessibility and availability of education programs to staff on all campuses, identifying ways to provide learning experiences, evaluate learning, and assesses performance and competency, that are evidenced based, cost effective, and feasible for implementation in an appropriate setting. (EF)
    2. Participates in research activities and conducts evidenced-based practice projects as indicated by the population served. (EF)

    This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

    o Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required; Master of Science in Nursing or other master--s degree in a related field preferred; OR
    o Medical School graduate where Western Medicine is practiced

    o Three years of recent clinical documentation experience in an acute care hospital required
    o Academic hospital experience and coding experience preferred
    o Experience in education preferred

    o For RN - Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. Certified Coding Specialists preferred
    o For Medical School graduate -Must have one of the following certifications:
    o Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) through the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists
    o Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) through the American Health Information Management Association
    o Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through the American Health Information Management Association

    o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
    o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
    o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
    o Knowledge of ICD-10-DX, ICD-10-PCS, MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs
    o Ability to apply coding guidelines
    o Knowledge of current industry documentation challenges and mitigations
    o Knowledge of electronic health records and software applications in the field of CDI
    o Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, and follow through on assignments and/or projects
    o Exhibits leadership abilities including collaborative, consultative and coaching skills
    o Ability to utilize adult learning theory; knowledge of current educational technologies
    o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
    VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

    Company Profile
    Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital is the first specialty hospital in the Houston Methodist family. Located in the heart of the Katy community, the facility provides a special menu of services for both inpatient and outpatient care by team members called to serve with excellence and compassion:

    Company Description:

    At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Houston , System CDI Quality Educator, Other , Houston, Texas

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