Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewer

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Role and Responsibilities:

The Surgical Clinical Reviewer’s chief responsibility is to collect and submit reliable data to the ACS NSQIP and MBSAQIP. This is accomplished through high-quality data compilation, documentation and entry into the ACS NSQIP and MBSAQIP database of all eligible surgeries for the hospital. The SCR/MBSCR works closely with the members of the Department of Surgery to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement and other special projects as may be identified.

Qualification and Education Requirements:

  • • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • • Successfully completed the ACS NSQIP/MBSAQIP certification exam and/or maintained currency of SCR/MBSCR credential having successfully completed re-certification within the past year.

  • • RHIA, RHIT, LPN/LVN, RN, or BSN preferred.

  • • Minimum one(1) year experience in hospital surgery department, surgery clinic, clinical research or medical records. Clinical chart review and abstraction experience required.

  • • Recent experience (in the last year) as an SCR/MBSCR for ACS NSQIP/MBSAQIP Data abstraction/collection.

Preferred Skills:

  • • Ability to build relationships and gain alignment for clinical support and be able to articulate questions to receive an appropriate level of support from superiors and peers.

  • • Ability to interact with all members of the surgical team and administrative staff in a professional and courteous manner.

  • • Computer and Internet experience required – familiarity and comfort with MS Office products is essential for success in this position (Word and Excel- required; PowerPoint and Access- preferred).

  • • Database data entry and/or management experience preferred.

  • • Basic statistical knowledge preferred.

  • • Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience preferred.

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