Data Specialist, Quality & Patient Safety (CH)
CHS System - Buffalo, NY

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Data Specialist- Quality & Patient Safety (CH):

To assist and extend the effectiveness of the quality & patient safety provided to Catholic Health (CH) patients by reviewing, abstracting & entering highly- sensitive, confidential data into the voluntary & mandatory registries that direct Performance Improvement Initiatives across CH. Review includes both in-hospital review and longitudinal review in physician offices. Supports CH Peer Review Conferences, Core Measure meetings & GWTG Stroke & HF Meetings by providing reporting guidelines, answering OFI questions, creating peer review summaries and interacting with Administration, clinical teams & medical staff in support of improvement initiatives.

REPORTS TO: Quality & Patient Safety Data Center Manager

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

SKILL AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM):

Education/ Experience
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Graduate from accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program OR Graduate from B.S Program

AND
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Two years experience required in specialty areas of neuroscience, vascular, cardiac surgery, cardiology and invasive & interventional cardiology preferred

Knowledge, Skill and Ability
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Strong critical thinking skills, analytical and problem soling skills
· Ability to use independent judgment
· Strong Medical Terminology, especially in specialty areas of: neuroscience, vascular, cardiac surgery & diagnostic, invasive & interventional cardiology
· Strong Computer Skills
· Experience in Word, Excel & Access
· Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills required in working with Administration, clinical teams & medical staff
· Ability to work independently
WORKING CONDITIONS:
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Travel between Catholic Health facilities will be required
· Reviews records and enters data into a computer on a daily basis.
· Must be able to prioritize work in a frequently changing work environment.
Physical Effort ACTIVITY & STRENGTH : (LIGHT)

Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Dictionary Of Occupational Titles

Constant (C) 67-100% Workday

Frequent (F) 34-66% Workday

Occasional (O) 0-33% Workday

Not Present (N)

Activity - Job Demand

Walk – Frequent

Climb Stairs – Occasional

Stoop – Frequent

Kneel – Occasional

Crouch – Occasional

Reach (immediate) – Frequent

Reach (overhead) – Occasional

Handling – Frequent

Fingering - Frequent

Sitting – Frequent

Standing – Frequent

Push Cart - Occasional

Pull Cart - Occasional

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