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Clinical Data Coordinator (Adult Cardiac Surgery Database)

Newark, DE

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Hiring Company

Christiana Care


Position Description

Heart & Vascular Health Services is searching for a Clinical Data Coordinator (Adult Cardiac Surgery Database).

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies all cases that meet criteria for abstraction into the STS registry.
  • Assess appropriate inclusion/exclusion of data based on defined data dictionary.
  • Utilizes clinical expertise to abstract patient data relative to specific cases. Queries providers to clarify and prepare data as needed.
  • Identifies, understands, and communicates and meets the Harvest schedule for the STS database.
  • Assists in the evaluation of data dictionaries.
  • Supports committees, teams, and leadership with data collection, analysis, and identification of trends, benchmarks, and variances in data.
  • Creates ad hoc reports.
  • Provides teaching and counseling to select patients and families.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of patient medical records and skill in accessing them using electronic medical records and paper charts.
  • Ability to interpret clinical information and documentation.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities related to Open Heart Surgery patients throughout the care continuum.
  • Knowledge of departmental and unit specific standards, guidelines, protocols, procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of STS database and data dictionaries.
  • Ability to stay current with databases requirements and collection processes.
  • Knowledge of performance improvement purpose and process.
  • Ability to interpret data reports and communicate results to multidisciplinary team and leadership.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work productively.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to act independently.
  • Knowledge of STS reports and methodologies.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to use computer for patient information input and retrieval.
  • Ability to assess own knowledge and developmental needs.
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors of Nursing from an accredited school.
  • At least three years of related cardiac surgery or cardiovascular critical care nursing experience.


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