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CDI Specialist - Health Information

San Diego, California
Job ID 7016 Date posted 10/13/2021 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Health Information


Schedule: Days, 8-hour shifts

FTE: Full-Time, 80 hours per 2 week pay period

Location: Copley Business Center


This position uses clinical knowledge and knowledge of coded data for documentation requirements to improve overall patient quality, capture severity, acuity and risk of mortality. In addition, will have expertise in understanding the clinical documentation requirements for coding of patient records using a multidisciplinary team process. Works with hospital teams to reach goals and objectives of the program which include quality, safety, data integrity and accurate reimbursement. This position functions within the Health Information Management Department and reports to the Coding Manager.


High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

3 years of experience

Must Obtain One of The Following Within One Year of Hire:
- California RN License (Preferred)
- Certified Clinical Doc Spec (Preferred)
- Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (Preferred)
- Certified Coding Specialist
- Licensed Vocational Nurse
- Registered Health Info Admin
- Registered Health Info Tech

Clinical knowledge and comprehension in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and medical terminology.

Understanding of basic coding principles and reimbursement methodology.

Possesses strong communication skills, adaptable to a wide variety of interpersonal encounters with various health care professionals.

Strong Analytical skills when reviewing medical record documentation.

Health Information Coding, Nursing, Case Management or Utilization review background.

Strong Computer/PC skills essential.


Bachelor’s Degree

Experience working with 3M encoder preferred.

Understanding of ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding principles.

Experience with working within an Electronic Medical Record environment, preferably Epic.

Knowledge of APR DRG reimbursement system.

Extensive Inpatient Coding Experience with Clinical Documentation Improvement experience preferred.

Pediatric experience strongly preferred.


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