Coordinator Clinical Documentation

Business (Non-Clinical)
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Under the direction of the Administrator for Clinical Performance Support, coordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities and general functions of the Clinical Documentation Program and the CDIP nurses. Identifies factors influencing the complexity of the patient's diagnosis and treatment plan; works collaboratively with physicians to improve the quality of clinical record documentation. Assists care providers to enhance clinical data integrity. Provides direction and maintains open communication. Coordinates workloads, oversees in-service training, established procedures and assists Administrator with the evaluation of staff performance. Assists with oversight of all activities related to the Clinical Documentation Program.



  • Monitors and controls the activities within the Clinical Documentation Program ensuring that adequate service levels are met and proper procedures are being followed.
  • Assists with review of clinical documentation of new admissions including emergency room admissions within 48 hours of admission; works collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and ancillary providers to accurately represent through paper documentation the patient’s signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and response to treatment. Identifies documentation opportunities.
  • Maintains knowledge of new and existing coding rules and regulations, and applicable documentation guidelines. Communicates new coding and documentation rules/regulations to staff.
  • Provides training to new Clinical Documentation Specialists as well as coordinates ongoing in-service educational sessions for staff and physicians as it relates to the Clinical Documentation Program.
  • Creates and maintains documentation and coding presentations, tip sheets, newsletters, and other educational material, as identified which adhere to departmental quality and branding standards. 
  • Develops, provides, and maintains new Provider(s) and Resident(s) orientation programs.



  • Graduation from accredited School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse, Bachelors degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of RN experience in acute care setting required.
  • Supervisory experience as well as Case Management experience preferred.


  • Current License to practice professional Nursing in State of Michigan.


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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