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Providence Health & Services RN - Clinical Documentation Specialist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Clinical Documentation Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

This position will work Monday - Friday, 40 hours/wk and will join a team of 21 nurses focused on the same quality initiatives.

Providence Portland Medical Center is a part of Providence Health & Services in Oregon, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics and affiliated health services. We are recognized for our excellence in patient care and research areas such as cancer, heart, orthopedics, women's health, rehabilitation services and behavioral health. We have over 3,400 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 483 licensed beds. Providence Portland Medical Center is a Magnet Recognized facility for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This position is eligible for:

  • Full-time benefits

  • PTO

  • Retirement options

  • Free TriMet pass

  • Free Parking

In this position, you will:

  • Be a part of a regional team that facilitates improvement in the overall quality, completeness and accuracy of medical record documentation.

  • Analyze clinical information to identify areas within the medical record for potential gaps in physician documentation.

  • Assist with necessary modification to clinical documentation through extensive interaction with physicians.

  • Work with coding staff to assure documentation of discharge diagnoses and co-morbidities are a complete reflection of the patient’s clinical status and care.

  • Develop and implement plans for education of physicians, nursing and ancillary staff on documentation improvement.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing -or- Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduate/educated in (foreign country or US)

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon state Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • 5 years recent acute care experience in adult acute, critical care, or strong medical/surgical setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Quality Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 218531