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National Director, Clinical Documentation Education in Knoxville, Tennessee, US at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 3/25/2020

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Job Description

This position is responsible for leading the development, training, and management of TeamHealth initiatives and programs for clinician documentation education for Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Services, Post-Acute, Behavioral Health, and Anesthesia operations. Additionally, this position oversees the coordination and standardization of Clinician Documentation Educator (CDE) best practices throughout the organization and is adroit at managing via metrics.



Ensures that Documentation Teams are knowledgeable regarding documentation standards, have strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with clinicians, are able to analyze and act upon reports related to individual clinicians and facilities, and can effectively prioritize their education activities.

Oversees and coordinates the preparation of reports and analyses, identifies adverse trends, makes appropriate recommendations for improvement, and tracks progress.

Works to ensure accuracy and completeness of clinical documentation and identify other opportunities for optimal documentation.

Oversees and monitors the clinician education offered by the Documentation Teams to ensure appropriate and timely usage of face-to-face meetings, conference calls, Web Conferencing and group facility meetings.

Communicates in a timely fashion to Service Line Leadership and Clinician Documentation Educators regarding any changes to the current documentation requirements and medical coding criteria as dictated by a governmental agency, payer and/or TeamHealth. Ensures that training materials and programs are offered to clinician and Documentation staff in response to such changes.

Analyzes and monitors clinicians’ documentation and identifies improvement opportunities as compared to industry and TeamHealth benchmarks.

Coordinates the annual goal setting process and provides regular feedback to Service Line Leadership and their teams related to results and opportunities for improvement.

Facilitates the development and implementation of documentation work processes, makes recommendations for increased efficiencies and effectiveness, identifies and implements operational best practices across the organization and ensures standardization across TeamHealth. Includes follow-up and tracking procedures to ensure best practices are implemented.

Manages the roll-out of new documentation processes and facilitates training on these processes.

Works to keep educational offerings on Zenith updated.

Works to ensure Annual Documentation Meeting facilitates the professional development of Documentation staff and their understanding of TeamHealth initiatives.

Works closely with Health Care Financial Services (HCFS) leadership.

Stays abreast of current industry trends, regulations, and continuously seeks documentation improvement strategies; advises management and operations staff as needed.

Handles other duties, meetings and projects as assigned by management


Job Requirements


The physical and environmental demands for this position are:

  • Majority of work performed in office setting; some work performed at division offices or in hospital setting;
  • Moderate travel (approximately 50%);
  • Moderate to heavy stress levels;
  • Occasional lifting, bending, standing, stooping, and reaching;
  • Moderate to prolonged sitting;
  • Moderate to prolonged computer work;
  • Occasional work in evenings and on weekends.


The job qualifications for this position are:



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in related field preferred;
  • Proven applicable CPT and ICD-9 coding experience; coding certification preferred;



  • Management experience required; preferably 3 – 5 years;
  • Clinical expertise is required preferably in Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine or Anesthesia setting, coding expertise and/or nursing experience desired;
  • Experienced in working with physicians regarding documentation education;
  • Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance background preferred;
  • Strong leadership skills and previous supervisory experience.



  • Strong analytical and statistical skills and experience. Must be results-oriented;
  • Strategic thinking, breakthrough thinking and creative problem solving skills, showing an ability to overcome obstacles;
  • Leadership, teamwork and the ability to influence and develop others;
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and database management);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with enhanced ability to develop relationships and influence others;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with small and large group presentation skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to support multiple persons, tasks, and deadlines;
  • Ability to handle stress and conflict;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.