Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist

Exempt, Full Time Position


Date Posted: September 2019

Department: Quality

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

Community Health Services, Inc. is searching for a detail-oriented, self-starting individual for the Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist  to collaborate extensively with billing specialists, providers, nursing staff and other members of the patient care team to improve the quality and completeness of documentation of care.

The successful candidate will:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or related field

  • 3-5 years’ experience in the fields of quality improvement or Health information management. 

  • Strong knowledge of clinical condition, procedures and basic documentation requirements

  • Strong understanding of ICD-10, DRG and other related classification systems and demonstrated by experience using such systems

  • Strong computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher) and ability to navigate an Electronic Health Record.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology

  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) OR Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)

  • Project facilitation training or commensurate experience.

  • Experience in data management and analysis. Experience/knowledge of all government healthcare reimbursement systems

  • Familiarity with Quality Programs

  • Be able to use Microsoft Office products, including Excel

  • Demonstrate alignment with the organizational mission

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.