Jera Van Damme, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS

Jera Van Damme, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS has a background in med/surg nursing and education.  She began her journey into the world of CDI in 2014.   From her original CDI role, she transitioned into her current role of Senior Clinical Documentation Educator at Essentia Health.  Her responsibilities include planning, implementing and evaluating provider and CDIS (inpatient and outpatient) education.  She has presented for the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Minnesota Chapter and both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Health Information Management Associations.  In addition, Jera is a Minnesota ACDIS chapter co-lead and is a current member of the ACDIS Forms and Tools Committee.