Surgical 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. This is accomplished through high-quality data compilation, documentation and entry into the ACS NSQIP database of all eligible surgeries for the hospital. The SCR 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 certification exam in the last year.

  • RHIA, RHIT, LPN/LVN, RN, or BSN preferred but not required.

  • 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 for ACS NSQIP 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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