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Surgical Case Nurse Reviewer 

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Provides administrative and clinical review and administrative support for the DoD's implementation of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) program. This includes but is not limited to, clinical screening, data compilation documentation and entry into the DoD NSQIP data base of all eligible patient cases within the medical treatment facility. The SCNR also works closely with the members of the Department of Surgery to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement. The program collects data on cases, such as demographics, surgical profile, preoperative, intra-operative and post operative mortality and morbidity outcomes for patients undergoing surgical procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The nurse reviewer performs chart abstraction and/or quality improvement projects for the NSQIP.

Specific Tasks:

- Responsible for the identification of surgical patients for inclusion in the program registry through the application of strict program inclusion/exclusion criterion and randomization protocol.

- Responsible for the reliable collection of pre-operative, operative, and post-operative data components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record system.

- Responsible for meeting the accrual requirement of cases per year through the correct application of the program's randomization protocol.

- Attends weekly Morbidity and 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.

- Responsible for identifying areas for streamlining and process improvement in the data collection process.

- Responsible for utilizing software applications available at the site for data collection and analysis.

- Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of data into the program's website and assuring the transmission of completed data.

- Responsible for reviewing weekly site accrual report on the website and responding to accrual report alerts.

- Contacts patients and/or families via telephone and/or written communications post-operatively 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.

Position Requirements

Mandatory Knowledge and Skills:

- Knowledge of professional nursing principles and procedures in surgery, either the operating room, intensive care unit or inpatient surgical ward.

- Must have knowledge of accreditation standards, privacy and confidentiality requirements, such as, JCAHO and HIPAA.

- Computer skills and abilities.  Must be comfortable using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Outlook (e-mail), and Internet.

- Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data and reports.

- Quality improvement and patient safety knowledge.

Education - Graduate of an accredited school of nursing obtaining a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing.

License/Certification - Current, active, full, and unrestricted License to practice Nursing.  Nurse applicants must be a current U.S. licensed Registered Nurse.

- License cannot be under investigation nor have any adverse action pending from a Nursing State Board or national licensing/certification agency.

Experience - Minimum three (3) years' experience in inpatient surgical nursing required.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Las Vegas, NV (Nellis AFB)  
About the Organization Signature Performance, Inc. (Signature) is a premier provider of healthcare revenue cycle management services, delivering breakthrough performance on behalf of our clients. Our unique business model supports the entire spectrum of revenue cycle functions which offers our clients distinct value and synergy over the traditional model, where these functions operate in silo's. Our clients include the Military Health System (MHS), Veteran's Health Administration (VHA), and Commercial healthcare industries throughout the United States and Europe. We blend our best practices, people and technology from all three healthcare markets to produce maximum efficiency and unprecedented financial return to our clients. Our driving force is our mission- Improving the health of our clients' business and making the lives of the people we work with better.  

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