Lead - Trauma Registry Clinical Data Specialist (RN Abstractor)

Knowesis Inc. San Antonio, TX
Knowesis is looking for a Lead - Trauma Registry Clinical Data Specialist (RN Abstractor) in support of the USAISR U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Military En-Route Care Registry (MERCuRY) Support Services program. The USAISR is dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research. Its mission is to provide requirements-driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured soldiers from self-aid through definitive care across the full spectrum of military operations; provide state-of-the-art trauma, bum, and critical care to Department of Defense beneficiaries around the world and civilians in our trauma region; and provide Burn Special Medical Augmentation Response Teams.

This is a severable non-personal service requirement that will be performed within the Joint Trauma System. MERCuRY: En route care is important - thousands of patients are transported within and out of theaters of operation. In addition to personal protective equipment and prehospital care initiatives, rapid intra-theater and inter-theater evacuation with en route care has been considered one of the most significant contributions to survival in the combat setting. The en route care spectrum encompasses not only traumatically injured, but also critically ill, patients: Both medical and trauma patients have been transported. In future overseas contingency operations, en route care for the military will be of even greater importance in combatant commands and combat theaters with extended evacuation requirements from geographically distributed locations. En route care is important for domestic and overseas humanitarian operations which comprise a key mission set for our military services.

The Lead - Trauma Registry Clinical Data Specialist (RN Abstractor) is responsible for leading the team of 5 in providing Trauma Registry Abstractor Support and accomplishing the following key tasks:

* Develop and maintain MERCuRY SOPs and Abstraction Business Rules for all levels of registry (such as Level of Care (LOC) IV-V and theatre), update as necessary, and disseminate as required

* Participate in providing data for DoD related research/PI

* Serve as a MERCuRY trauma and clinical subject matter expert to non-clinical personnel

* Participate in training activities to include Theater Trauma Coordinators, LOC I-V registry personnel.

* Retrieve, generate, validate and disseminate MERCuRY data and reports as directed

* Validate and provide regular status reports on MERCuRY productivity, data quality, problems, concerns, etc. in order to ensure efficient and effective performance

* Perform necessary maintenance of the MERCuRY database to ensure adequate documentation and the ability to produce clear effective reports and to track events over time

* Collect comprehensive, accurate data relating to trauma patients by abstracting all trajectories of care, verify and update all information compiled and enter data into the application in a timely manner, perform coding of injuries, procedures, and causes of injuries using standard medical record references, specifically International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Ninth and Tenth Revision (9/10) codes, assign diagnoses Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and ICD-9/10-CM (Clinical Modification) codes, and complete Injury Severity Scale (ISS) and other calculations

* Provide quality assurance evaluations for clinical accuracy of registry data at all levels of care (capabilities of care) maintaining a 90% Accuracy Rate

* Assists PM with orientation and training activities to new and current personnel to maintain a 90% data accuracy rate

* Assist PM with PI Plan; identify trends, profiles and patterns

* Monitor and provide reports on status and progress of corrective action and quality indicators on MERCuRY data

* PI Reviews and closes at least 20 records a week focusing on patients identified

Experience and Skills

* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher

* Registered Nurse (RN) Certification required

* Minimum of two (2) years working as a Trauma Nurse, Burn Nurse, or Critical Care Nurse.

* Knowledge of battlefield medicine and military evacuation and transport is highly desirable

* Current and active DoD NACI required


About Knowesis

Founded in 2007, Knowesis Inc. has been providing data driven decisions and solutions to federal healthcare clients from day one. Our core capabilities include analytics and information management, planning and operations, and communication and engagement strategies. Knowesis' highly qualified, customer-focused professionals are committed to providing information and advice to enable client success through holistic, thorough, thoughtful, and aligned approaches. Our clients leverage these capabilities to support data driven decisions for their key business functions. Knowesis is dedicated to earning the loyalty of clients and staff through work ethic, collaboration, and humility. Our intent is to be a positive impact to our clients, team, and community.

Knowesis is Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) (CVE certified) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SBA certified 8a) with offices in San Antonio, Texas and Fairfax, Virginia. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package inclusive of medical, dental, and paid time off.

For more information about working with Knowesis, please visit our website at http://www.knowesis-inc.com.

Knowesis is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. Knowesis will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, Knowesis will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.