Delaware Resource Group

  • Surgical Clinical Reviewer

    Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
    Posted Date 4 days ago(12/12/2018 2:18 PM)
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  • Overview

    DRG Professional Services is partnered with Oklahoma's largest, most complex healthsystem and level one trauma center. The Organization is beginning its Magnet journey and currently experiencing phenomenal growth. This is a brand new position which will support the main OR. Facilities participating in NSQIP are focused on reducing preventable outcomes. This is an opportunity to directly influence quality of care patients receive and patient safety. 


    Works to improve surgical quality through chart abstraction and participation in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Works with multidisciplinary departments in the hospital to abstract the necessary data to be entered into the NSQIP registry.

    • Identifies surgical patients for inclusion in the Program through the application of Program inclusion/exclusion criteria and protocols.
    • Collects preoperative, operative, and postoperative data components for the Program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record systems.
    • Attends weekly Morbidity & Mortality conferences to ensure reliable data collection of postoperative occurrences.
    • Demonstrates applicability of the methodology and the reliability of definitions utilized by reviewers within the program through Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing.
    • Identifies streamlining and process improvement opportunities in the data collection process
    • Demonstrates appropriate utilization of resources necessary to obtain valid, reliable data for entry into the Program.
    • Utilizes software applications for data collection and analysis.
    • Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of data into the program’s database and meets the caseload accrual requirement protocol.
    • Reviews weekly site accrual report on the database and responds to accrual report alerts.
    • Establishes effective working relationships with members of the hospital community, especially staff in the Surgery, Medicine, Nursing, Medical Records and the Information Systems Departments whose support is necessary for the management and success of the Program.
    • Contacts patients and/or families via telephone and/or written communications postoperatively for the purpose of identifying possible occurrences associated with surgical procedures performed at the hospital.
    • Serves as an educational resource on the ACS NSQIP for internal and external audiences by developing educational material and delivering presentations.
    • Successfully complete the ACS NSQIP SCR Training/Certification Program
    • Participates in Program teleconferences.
    • Attends ACS NSQIP National Conference.



    Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Ability to complete all training modules and pass the certification examination is required
    Experience: Minimum of one year experience in one of the following settings: hospital surgery department, surgery clinic, clinical research, or medical records. Clinical chart review and abstraction experience required
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  
    • 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 required. 
    • Database data entry and/or management experience preferred. 
    • Basic statistical knowledge preferred. 
    • Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience preferred.



    The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.


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