Clinical Documentation Specialist

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Required Qualifications: 

  • An Associate's degree in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, or Master's degree in Nursing (MNHP or MSN) is required.
  • License to practice nursing in Iowa is required. 
  • Two years of recent inpatient nursing experience in a medical, surgical, or ICU setting, and/or recent work experience as a Clinical Documentation Specialist, CDI nurse, or healthcare quality professional with specific medical record review experience are required.
  • Must obtain CCDS (Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist) certification within 3 years of hire.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Proficiency with computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft applications) is required
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with physicians, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal communication is required.
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management and problem solving skills are required.  


Desired Qualifications:    

  • Experience with performance improvement methodologies 
  • Experience improving and/or reviewing hospital quality/safety metrics
  • Experience with data mining and/or data analytics
  • Advanced certification (i.e. CCDS, CPHQ)


Application Process: 

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload current CV/resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal and credential background check.
  • Five (5) professional references will be required at a later step during the hiring process.
  • This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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