As the Supervisor of Documentation Compliance in the HIM department at XYZ hospital, you are requesting the approval of 3 FTE’s for the newly created role of Documentation Improvement Specialist. These employees will work alongside the clinicians on the floor assisting with the capture of accurate and complete documentation in the electronic health record. You have been assigned the responsibility of drafting the requisition, creating the job description, and developing the department-specific orientation program for the approved new employees.
In your requisition for these FTE’s, what key elements will you indicate to justify your need for these positions?
What will be the specific job functions you will include in the job description? What will be the minimum requirements for the job?
What specific topics would you cover in the Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists department specific orientation?