Clinical Documentation Specialist (RN or CVT)- ENCORE Cath Lab (FT)

Full Time Job Category: Allied Health Nursing Shift Type: Days

Position Summary

This position is responsible for accurate coding, charging, and reconciliation of charges for all procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath/EP labs.  Verification of procedural reports by the physicians, editing/preparation of Sensis procedure reports. Responsible for inventory control: ordering and stocking consignment and non-consignment; analyze and evaluate usage; maintain par levels; participate in vendor contracts; meet with sales representatives and initiate cost negotiations; track special buys, tier level prices, and rebates; count inventory and reconcile as mandated; track product exchanges and credits.

Primary Duties

  • Works with cath lab transporter to stock central supply items daily.
  • Collects procedure charge sheets throughout day and verifies procedure and supply charges on Sensis against charge sheet and exports billing.
  • Completes daily cath lab statistical report.
  • Places order daily to replace used inventory.
  • Maintains inventory consignment par levels, suggests adjustments as needed.
  • Maintains in-date products, exchanging prior to expiration.
  • Counts consignment and non-consignment inventory and reconciles as mandated.
  • Tracks product usage and maintains products with current activity.
  • Tracks products with rebates, special tier pricing, bulk purchases.
  • Tracks savings and potential savings related to cath lab inventory.
  • Works with sales representatives including initiating cost negotiations for new items, exchanging expired items, replacing faulty or failure-to-cross items.
  • Responsible for assessing and maintaining department supplies.  Assures that equipment and supplies pertaining to responsibilities are available and in operating condition.
  • Communicates changes with physicians and staff regarding inventory. Accurately codes, charges and reconciles charges for all procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath lab and Electrophysiology lab
  • Verifies physicians procedural report is complete and editing / preparation of Sensis procedure reports
  • Assists Director designee with staff education of products and procedures
  • Keeps abreast of Medicare coding changes and implements as needed
  • Maintains intimate knowledge of Sensis with a constant updating of supplies, staff, and procedures.
  • Participates in cases, if the work load dictates, and stays proficient in the clinical role
  • Directly consults with the cardiologists regarding their desire/needs while working with the current equipment/software in planning for future needs while keeping in mind the economic impact of needs; doing that in the most economical fashion possible.
  • Trouble-shoots for Seimens Artis and Sensis equipment.
  • Constantly interacts with cardiologists, Director, and staff is a necessity, and to assist with any projects as they present themselves

Qualifications/Specifications:

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited program of nursing or CVT required. BSN preferred.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current state Registered Nurse license or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact required, or licensed as a CVT.   ACDIS certification preferred (CCDS).
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in an acute or intensive care setting required. Knowledge of DRG system, ICD-10, Medicare Part A (for the hospital) and Medicare Part B billing and CPT coding (for the clinic) preferred.