Clinical Documentation Integrity Nurse – Anonymous

Stan T.

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Day in the life of
Clinical Documentation Integrity Nurse – Anonymous

Anonymous
An acute care hospital

I’m a Clinical Documentation Integrity Nurse. I work remotely for an acute care hospital doing chart reviews.

My typical day

8 hours days, 5 days a week. Reviewing charts for physician documentation and quality.

Pros

  • I absolutely love the commute, bed to desk takes about 5 minutes with a pit stop for coffee. I am also able to save thousands of dollars and time now that I don’t have a commute. There is nothing better than working in a home office with your dog all day. I love that at the end of my day I close my computer and I’m already home.

Cons

  • Sedentary work. When I worked in the ER I was used to never sitting down and constantly being on the move, it’s been quite an adjustment being strapped to a desk for my current role. I’ve had to be better about intentionally getting out for walks and mountain bike rides.
  • Sometimes I miss direct patient care, but I’m building an entirely different skill set in my new role. I know if I ever return to the bedside I will be a better nurse for the knowledge I’ve gained.
  • Isolation. It gets lonely sometimes working from home, especially since I was used to a busy and loud unit. Luckily, I’m fairly introverted and am content to work by myself most days.

Medical Records Technicians

compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Salary: $48270
Salary Rank: C
Education: No degree required
Becoming One: Medium
Job Satisfaction: High
Job Growth: Very High
Suitable Personality: The Organizer