System CDI Educator

SCL Health
Denver/boulder/surrounding Areas, CO
Post Date:
November 10, 2019
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a System Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Educator.


You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.


Youre equally comfortable with proper clinical documentation, providing education / training, and working with interdisciplinary teams.


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




This position reports to the SCL Health System CDI Compliance and Data Manager and is responsible for conducting onsite and remote training for the CDS team, physicians, Coding and other departments as necessary.  Integral to this position will be the onboarding and orientation of new Clinical Documentation Specialists to the CDS role.  There may be up to 30% - 50% travel as needed for new CDS training and ongoing CDS education and training.


System Services is our Corporate Headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado and is located within the Oracle campus. This position will start working in our Lakewood, Colorado office and transition to the Broomfield office by 2019. SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the well-being of the people we serve.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.




Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


Your day.


As a System CDI Educator you need to know how to:


  • Work collaboratively with CDI Leadership to develop, facilitate and coordinate systemwide educational resources including orientation manual, tools, and processes.
  • Aid in the development and education of all Healthcare Providers to keep them up-to-date in documentation principles and concepts relative to their areas of practice. Aid in the creation of tip sheets, pocket cards and other tools necessary for ongoing education and success of CDI program objectives. 
  • Stay current on CDI Best Practice standards and support the mission, vision and values of CDI program. 
  • Serve as mentor to CDS staff and provide performance feedback and coaching for success at regular intervals during new hire training.
  • Develop and provide continuing education of Clinical Documentation Specialists throughout system.
  • Educate CDI team in order to meet and maintain enterprise goals and objectives, regulatory compliance, policies and procedures and personnel management.
  • Perform internal audits for CDS performance improvement, as needed.
  • Collaborate with CDI Leadership team to develop training for identified knowledge gaps and/or at-risk DRGs.
  • Collaborate with Quality and Performance Analyst(s) to implement instruction at Care Sites for individual CDS, Providers, and/or other ancillary departments to close knowledge gaps.
  • Stay current on all CDI-related literature and current pathophysiology.
  • Develop and present, as needed, education to Healthcare Providers to keep them up-to-date in documentation principles and concepts relative to their areas of practice.
  • Develop materials for provider educational presentations, tip sheets, pocket cards and other tools as needed.
  • Provide functional leadership and guidance to other members assigned to project teams.
  • Participate in the interview process and evaluation of CDS candidates, assisting CDS Manager in identifying the best candidates for hire.  Orient and train all new Clinical Documentation Specialists.  Assess new hires throughout onboarding and training process and communicates assessments to CDI Leadership.


Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:


  • Associate's Degree in Nursing, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration or related field, required
  • Masters level degree in Nursing, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, or related field, preferred
  • CDIP or CCDS certification, required
  • CCS certification, preferred
  • Registered Nurse (RN), or other clinical license/registration, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a clinical setting, required (acute care hospital experience, preferred)
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in Nursing and at least three (3) years experience as a Clinical Documentation Specialist, required
  • Experience and training with adult learning methodologies, required. Work experience should include a broad scope of management, systems analysis, project management and extensive interaction at all levels of management and staff
  • Previous electronic medical record and chart review experience, required
  • A broad knowledge of disease process, normal/abnormal findings, and reasonable course of treatment, quality measures and risk management issues, required
  • Management experience, preferred
  • Experienced educator with a strong understanding of the requirements for clinical coding and billing according to the rules of Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial Payers, preferred


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a System CDI Educator on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



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