LOCATION: This position will be based in Danville but will also cover Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA.
DEPARTMENT: General Surgery
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
The Surgical Clinical Reviewers 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.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Clinical Knowledge: Data collection and identification of areas for quality improvement requires clinical knowledge and understanding of patient care.
Computer Knowledge: The ability to learn and utilize new software and web applications for data entry and report generation. The candidate should have some computer experience with MS office and basic statistical skills.
Hospital Systems Knowledge: The ability to track down information through various sources such as medical records, surgery clinics, social security death index, direct patient contact, accounts payable, and legal counsel. The candidate should have some experience gathering information in a complex hospital system environment.
Hospital Departmental Knowledge: The ability to identify opportunities to feedback ACS NSQIP data to relevant groups or meetings (for example: M&M, infection control, quality management, and administration). The candidate should have some experience sharing information across functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
RN with Bachelors degree preferred. Ability to complete all training modules and pass the certification examination is required.
Minimum one year of experience in one of the following settings: hospital surgery department, surgery clinic, clinical research or medical records. Clinical chart review and abstraction experience required.
Ability to build relationships and gain alignment for clinical support; must 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 require. 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.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
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programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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