Clinical Data Specialist

New Haven, CT
Mar 4, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


The clinical data specialist is responsible for obtaining and verifying clinical information and data to support clinical quality performance measurement and improvement throughout YNHHS. The incumbent will serve as data abstractor and liaison in YNHHS measurement projects and registries. The incumbent will retrieve and enter data using the data collection process according to measure specifications and project requirements. The incumbent will take personal responsibility for the data collection process and will work with administrator, physician, nurses, and associated staff to ensure efficient and accurate data collection and reporting.

  • 1. 1.Collects/abstracts relevant data associated with clinical quality project(s) based on the measure specifications and guidelines provided by government, regulatory agencies, registries or vendor.
  • 2. 2.Responsible for information processing including generation of data abstraction tools, data entry routines and monthly reports.
  • 3. 3.Ensures the integrity and accuracy of information collected and entered into the data collection system and is accountable for their work.
  • 4. 4.Assesses potential problems affecting the data collection process and coordinates follow -up of problem resolution with team and/or manager.
  • 5. 5.Participates in regulatory, government or vendor audits as assigned
  • 6. 6.Complies with HIPAA guidelines for security and confidentiality of data and information.
  • 7. 7.Provides correspondence and/or telephone follow-up and attends in-person meetings for selected groups as needed.
  • 8. 8.Responsible for maintaining and improving knowledge base relevant to assigned project(s) through attending in-services, seminars, meetings, and through reading relevant literature.
  • 9. 9.Maintains flexible work schedule to meet the needs of a given project.
  • 10. 10.Travel to YNHHS member facilities and for meetings that may be required.
  • 11. 11.Provides oversight for periodic case reviews and reports with hospital contacts to resolve questions, identify risk areas, documentation trends and communicate changes in measure requirements
  • 12. *For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Reviewers Only*:
  • 12.1. Data collection:
    - Collects preoperative, intraoperative, 30-day postoperative, and long-term (six month and annual thereafter) follow-up data components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record systems and through a coordinated effort with individual surgeon office staff .
    - Helps identify 100 percent of metabolic and bariatric surgery patients for inclusion in the MBSAQIP data registry.
    - Participates in data compilation for audits and (re)accreditation or site visits
    - Establishes effective working relationships with members of the individual bariatric surgeons ' offices and hospital community whose support is necessary for the management and success of the program.
  • 12.2. Education:
    - Attends MBSAQIP periodic Webinar update training sessions
    - Successfully completes the MBSCR Online Training Program with a 90% score.
    - Completes MBSAQIP periodic database educational training questions, educational webinars, yearly certifying exam, and complies with data audits.
    - Periodically attends voluntary professional development seminars offered at meetings such as ASMBS Obesity Week and Weekend
  • 12.3. QI:
    - Attends a minimum of two Metabolic and Bariatric Committee meetings annually.
    - Maintains Morbidity and Mortality summary reports on all readmissions, reoperations, event occurrences, length of stay greater than 7 days and mortality cases, and reviews monthly with the bariatric medical director and program manager.
    - Provides data reports for quality improvement activities as assigned by program manager.
    - Participates in annual review and site visits of accreditation.

    Other information:


    Registered Nurse with Bachelor's degree preferred


    At least Five (5) Years' experience in healthcare, public health, or related field required. Clinical experience preferred. Two to three years experience in working with systems issues such as case management or utilization review is preferred. Experience with structured electronic medical record abstraction is preferred. Working knowledge of entering clinical information into computerized database is preferred





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    Job Info

    Job: 4825

    Department: Data Analytics
    Category: Clinical-other
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00