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Document Improvement Director- $10K SIGN-ON New Hyde Park/Manhasset

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734827 Director Clinical Doc Improvement New Hyde Park

Document Improvement Director- $10K SIGN-ON New Hyde Park/Manhasset (734827)

Position Description

$10,000 Sign On Bonus!!!


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These (2) Directors will work onsite (1) at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset,

or (1) Long Island Jewish in New Hyde Park  


The Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement directs the activities of the Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) department. They facilitate modifications to clinical documentation to ensure accurate depiction of the level of clinical services and patient severity through extensive concurrent interaction with physicians, nursing staff, caregivers, case management, and medical records coding staff.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures clinical documentation, including modifications, accurately reflect the level of service rendered and severity of illness (in compliance with government and other regulations) for all patients
    • Oversees a system to identify admissions with specific diagnosis / DRG classifications or other categories of admissions
    • Ensures chart review within 48-72 hours of admission to meet criteria
    • Ensures periodic documentation review with cases that have a length of stay greater than 3 days
  • Ensures follow up reviews of clinical documentation are conducted by CDS staff to evaluate whether issues discussed and clarified with the physician have been recorded in the patient’s chart
  • Ensures recommendation of possible refinement of principal diagnosis based on Clinical data on admission and concurrently during the hospital stay to facilitate appropriate DRG assignment
  • Interacts with physician regarding documentation appropriate to diagnosis and support appropriate levels of severity of illness and risk of mortality
  • Monitors tracking response to CDI and trending completion of DRG worksheets via reports generated by Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDS)
  • Serves as a resource to Physicians / Case Managers and other key professional staff in matters relating to published DRG information
  • Works with medical records, finance and physician groups to develop systems to facilitate complete documentation for data reporting purposes
  • Develops and monitors strategic operating goals, objectives and budget; and reports operational performance, justification and / or corrective action
  • Develops and manages direct reports; and oversees the development and management of indirect reports
  • Builds and maintains productive inter / intra departmental and vendor work relationships to optimize operations
  • Oversees compliance with government and agency regulations
  • Performs related duties, as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Nursing or related field highly preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in an acute care hospital setting
  • Previous experience in chart review
  • 3+ years Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) experience
  • 1+ year experience as leader of staff or projects in a clinical setting  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Strong working knowledge of PCS and CM - Diagnostic / procedural coding (ICD 10)

  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians and other clinical professional staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Current, unrestricted RN License
  • PowerPoint experience
  • Regulatory background and DRG reimbursement knowledge or Inpatient Coding experience
  • 3+ plus years in a leadership position
  • Current certification as a CCDS, CDIP or CCS  



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**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: RN, registered nurse, CDI, clinical documentation improvement,  DRG, CDIP, CCDS, CCS, Staten Island, NY, New York, Manhasset, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell


Job Details

  • Contest Number734827
  • Job TitleDocument Improvement Director- $10K SIGN-ON New Hyde Park/Manhasset
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsManhasset, NY

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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