The Quality/Clinical Abstractor is responsible for working to gather and organize data from a variety of clinical sources, including retrospective and concurrent medical record abstraction; accomplishing data acquisition in accordance with department timelines; communicating with others in the department and hospitals when issues pertaining to data quality and or clinical documentation quality and or clinical care arise; preparing reports based on data abstraction; maintaining a level of data acquisition reliability and accuracy that is up to CMS and department standards.
1. Performs core measure chart abstraction and provides compliance report; retrieve, compile, and enter Core Measure data for ongoing tracking and studies into selected computer program.
2. Researches thoroughly and collects all information regarding Core Measure indicators and other quality metrics, interacts with involved individuals in a timely manner.
3. Assists in the development of appropriate forms for data collection and analysis.
4. Assists in constructing focused assessment studies when problems are identified or opportunities to improve patient safety, care and services arise.
6. Maintains own professional growth through the utilization of professional organizations, seminars, in-service programs, and other self-directed learning activities.
7. Maintains awareness of current development and trends in Quality/Performance Improvement.
8. Demonstrates interpersonal competencies such as problem-solving, negotiating, problem solving and communication.
14. Relays appropriate information to the designated Quality and Hospital s Department staff.
15. Ability to analyze and interpret data.
16. Ability to organize workflow, function independently and manage own time and work tasks.
- Associate in Nursing/Bachelor of Science in Nursing Preferred.
- RN with 2 years prior Core Measure Abstraction and other abstraction (complications, medical staff reviews) experience
- Excellent communication skills are essential. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Access and graphic presentation of data and quality improvement techniques preferred.
OUR MISSION, VISION & VALUES:
Employees of Saint Barnabas Medical Center are committed to exemplifying the Standards of - Exceptional Communication, Compassionate Care, Outstanding Teamwork, Professional Integrity and Ownership & Accountability - creating an environment of Compassionate Care, Healthcare Excellence and Superior Service (CCHESS) for all that enter our facility. If you share the commitment, dedication and drive meet the CCHESS challenge, we welcome your application.
Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), located at 94 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston, is New Jersey s oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital. The 597-bed institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating more than 35,500 inpatients and over 84,000 Emergency Department patients each year. The Medical Center and the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services for more than 300,000 outpatient visits annually.
The Medical Staff is comprised of more than 1,600 physicians in 100 medical and surgical specialties and there are over 3,400 employees. As a teaching institution, we have nine residency programs and one fellowship in Mammography and a shared Nephrology fellowship with Newark Beth Israel. There are a total of 154 residents and fellows.
Among Saint Barnabas nationally recognized facilities are The Burn Center, the only certified burn treatment facility in the state; the Barnabas Health Care System Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, one of the most active transplant programs in the country; The Saint Barnabas Heart Centers, a world-class cardiac surgery program in affiliation with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; The Neurology and Neurosurgery Program which is the only program in New Jersey to be ranked by US News and World Report as a Top Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is led by an unprecedented team of experts dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain and nervous system; the Regional Perinatal Center, providing care for high-risk and critically ill infants in New Jersey s leading Level III, a 56-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; comprehensive Pediatric Services including a dedicated intensive care unit; The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, designated by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery; a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, The Center for Sleep Disorders; The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas; extensive services in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery, The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas, the widely recognized assisted reproductive technology program; and comprehensive cancer programs and services that includes one of the largest Radiation Oncology programs in northern New Jersey and a highly-specialized Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of Excellence.
SBMC is an equal opportunity employer.
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