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Area Director, Clinical Coordination and Documentation Improvement

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Job #: 408102
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Acting as a patient advocate, you will coordinate management of care, providing ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, care planning, plan implementation, and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. Whereas most companies only focus on one aspect of clinical care, our Case Managers are full cycle, working on the entire spectrum: from care planning to discharge planning. Join us and experience your best self and work growing and advancing in a highly caring, collaborative and fun environment.

Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Case Manager at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Collaborative
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
  • Organized
  • Responsible
  • Achiever

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Kindred is a great company where you can continue to grow throughout the entire time you're here. You can even start as a CNA and work your way all the way up into management.

– Sarah, Case Manager, Kindred Hospital Clear Lake

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

  • Benefits & Recognition

    Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

Job Details


Description

What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our clinicians answer this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.


Who are you? To succeed in our high-energy, high-reward environment, our clinicians provide compassionate critical care and deliver exceptional patient experiences, meaningful outcomes, and bonds for life.


As our most acute level of care, Kindred’s transitional care hospitals offer the same critical care patients receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit, but for an extended recovery period. Our clinicians play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients.

As a Clinical Documentation Specialist you will:

  • Administers the Clinical Documentation Improvement program for multiple sites.

  • Using project management, clinical knowledge and knowledge of coded data for documentation requirements to improve overall patient quality, capture severity, acuity and risk of mortality.

  • Applies expertise to ensure the clinical documentation required for the completeness of patient records using a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team process. 

  • Collaborates with coders on a daily basis.  In addition, works in conjunction with and supports hospital, Area, District and Support Center staff to reach goals and objectives of the program.



Qualifications

As a Clinical Documentation Specialist you will have:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited school of nursing, Health Information Management, and/or medicine or healthcare undergraduate/graduate degree.

  • Masters Degree is preferred but not required.
  • CCDS (Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist) or CDIP (Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner) is required after two years of being in this role.

  • Three – Four (3-4) years clinical experience (i.e. inpatient, clinical documentation, and/or case management reviews).

  • Prior Clinical Documentation Improvement experience required.