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Full time
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Health Care & Medicine
Surgical Clinical Reviewer - Performance Improvement
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of experience in surgical department or perioperative/perianesthesia settings. Quality improvement, clinical research, clinical chart review and/or data management/abstraction experience preferred. Pediatric experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Ability to complete all training modules in NSQIP immediately and pass the SCR certification examination within nine months from date of hire. Must demonstrate meticulous attention to details. Computer skills with MS Office products & Intranet/Internet essential for success. Word and Excel knowledge required. Demonstrate effective working relationships across the organization, especially those whose support is necessary for the management and success of the program.
Cerner and Surginet highly preferred.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Functional Accountabilities

Database Management
  1. Identify surgical patients for inclusion in the program through the application of program inclusion/exclusion criteria and protocols.
  2. Collect preoperative, operative, and postoperative data components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record systems.
  3. Identify streamlining and process improvement opportunities in the data collection process; utilize software applications for data collection and analysis.
  4. Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of data into the program’s database and meet the caseload accrual requirement protocol; review weekly site accrual report on the database and respond to accrual report alerts.
  5. Facilitate and attend weekly Morbidity & Mortality (M&M) conferences to ensure reliable data collection of postoperative occurrences.
Educational Resource
  1. Demonstrate applicability of methodology and reliability of definitions utilized by reviewers with the program through Inter Rater Reliability (IRR) testing.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate utilization of resources necessary to obtain valid, reliable data for entry into the Program.
  3. Serve as an educational resource on the ACS NSQIP for internal and external audiences by developing educational material and delivering presentations.
Patient Services
  1. Contact 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.
Quality Improvement
  1. Identify opportunities for improved patient outcomes through direct observations, chart review, data abstraction, analysis, tracking, and trending.
  2. Share results of reports, data, benchmarking regularly based on timing of reports to inform improvement efforts.
  3. Ensure team is alerted to new guidelines, criteria, and/or reporting requirements.
  4. Participate in and contribute to opportunities to develop action plans and implement best practices to ensure patients enjoy the highest quality and safest outcomes in the organization.
  5. Share findings from studies with internal audiences and assist with improvement plans to advance quality outcomes.
  6. Maintain a team-centered attitude within the department with peers and management staff.
Professional Development
  1. Complete the ACS NSQIP SCR Training & Certification Program, complete any ongoing required education and training thereafter.
  2. Participate in NSQIP program teleconferences and other appropriate webinars.
  3. Attend the NSQIP and other appropriate national conferences and share learnings with staff on return.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.