Northshore University Hospital Surgical Abstractor, QI, 40hrs, Days, Evanston in Evanston, Illinois

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  • Position Overview *

We are currently seeking a Surgical Abstractor for our Quality Improvement department located at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL. This is a full-time (40hrs/wk) position and is benefits eligible. Hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday on the day shift (8:00am-4:30pm).

  • Responsibilities *

In this role, you will:

  • Collect and submit reliable data to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)/(STS)

  • Review Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and surgical logs to abstract the defined clinical data elements and enter them into the ACS NSQIP/STS database

  • Support Highland Park Hospital with opening up the NSQIP database

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • RHIA or RHIT or LPN/LVN or RN with current IL licensure required

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in an inpatient or outpatient surgery department, clinical research, or coding and medical data abstraction

  • Clinical review and abstraction experience preferred

  • Clinical understanding obtained as part of educational and/or work experience

  • Ability to learn and utilize new software and web applications for data entry and report generation

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office

  • Database entry and/or management experience preferred

  • Ability to track down information through various sources such as EMR, coding/billing personnel, physician offices, and telephonic patient contact

  • Experience gathering information in a complex hospital environment

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



Job: *Medical Records/Coding

Organization: *Evanston Hospital

Title: Surgical Abstractor, QI, 40hrs, Days, Evanston

Location: IL-Evanston

Requisition ID: 64010