University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Surgical Clinical Reviewer in our NSQIP Department.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada.
As a member of the UHN the responsibilities of the SURGICAL CLINICAL REVIEWER will be, after successfully completing the relevant training (e.g., ACS NSQIP SCR Training/Certification Program): identifying transplant patients for inclusion in the UHN Quality Improvement Program (VQI, STS, or ACS NSQIP), collecting preoperative, operative and postoperative data components for the program using hospital medical record systems, attending weekly Mortality and Morbidity conferences to collect relevant postoperative data, demonstrating applicability of the methodology and reliability of data definitions used with the program using inter-rater reliability testing, identifying opportunities for process improvement in data collection processes, utilizing software applications for data collection and analysis, timely and accurate entry of data, establishing effective working relationships with relevant members in the hospital community, contacting patients and/or families post-operatively for data collection purposes, serving as educational resource for on UHN Surgical Quality Improvement Program to internal and external audiences through development of education material and delivering presentations, engaging in collaborative learning, evaluation and sharing quality improvement lessons and solutions with networks of colleagues across the province, and performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.
Bachelors of Science Degree in Health or Science Related Discipline or recognized equivalent
RHIA, RHIT, (RPN) LPN/LVN, RN or BSN
Graduate of George Brown College Diploma in Health Information Management, or equivalent
One (1) –Two (2) years of related experience in one of the following settings: hospital surgery department, surgery clinic, clinical research, or medical records, preferred
Clinical chart review and abstraction experience required
Computer and internet experience required; familiarity and comfort with MS office products essential for success in this position (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
Database data entry and/or management preferred
Basic statistical knowledge preferred
Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience preferred
Ability to work build relationships and gain alignment for clinical support; must be able to articulate questions to receive an appropriate level of support from peers and superiors
Ability to perform duties and interact with all members of surgical team and administrative staff in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent time management skills and ability to work in a self directed manner