UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Quality Improvement Clinician / RN Abstractor (Seattle, WA)

    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/17/2018 5:22 PM)
    Full Time
    8713 Quality Improvement
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 


    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 


    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 


    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    The Quality Improvement Clinician (also called an "RN Abstractor") serves as an integral part of the Quality Improvement team through effective data collection and reporting. This individual is responsible for retrospective and concurrent medical record abstraction across a variety of settings in accordance with institution and regulatory deadlines. Using data provided to medical and clinical leaders, this individual assists with the ongoing assessment of the quality of care within the organization.


    The Quality Improvement Clinician also utilizes their knowledge and experience as a clinician, as well as insights from research and analysis, to drill down to the root cause of problems, identify opportunities, and use this information to facilitate increases in efficiency and effectiveness of hospital process and outcomes.


    This position will be based out of the Northwest Hospital Campus in Seattle, Washington.




    Education Background

    • Associate’s degree or 2 years of post-secondary education required. BSN preferred.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required. 

    Special Training/Skills

    • Strong clinical knowledge with excellent critical thinking skills
    • Customer focused individual with excellent time management and project management skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and strong attention to detail required.
    • Knowledge of requirements for CMS, JC, and DOH patient safety organizations.
    • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with physicians and hospital staff.
    • Proficient typing, word processing, and data entry skills.

    Work Experience

    • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in a hospital setting required.  Direct patient care preferred.

    Physical Abilities

    • Incumbent may be positioned behind a desk for periods of four hours at a time using a typical computer keyboard and mouse.

    Physical Demand Level:  Sedentary

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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