Quality Management

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Clinical Data Abstractor (RN) Apply

This position is responsible for both the collection and analysis of specific data elements from medical record documentation for use in Performance Improvement, Peer Review, Risk Management, Infection Control and other improvement efforts in the facility. This information is needed for input and reporting to CMS, CDC, and other outside entities related to patient outcomes & measures and allows the facility to analyze this aggregate data in order to assure quality patient outcomes, efficiency in services provided, and safe patient care. This position will work with PI Teams, Quality Management, Case Management, Risk Management, Infection Control, and other departments to improve problem areas, which might be identified by this data, and work to facilitate any changes needed. They may also be cross trained in other areas of the Invasive Cardiovascular Services Department and/or complete special projects at the request of management.


  1. EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred/recommended with Current State of Tennessee Registered Nurse (RN) license or Diploma/Associate Degree graduate with Current State of Tennessee license.   Professional certification in one of the Quality related areas (such as CPHQ, CCM, CIC, CPHRM, etc.) would be considered a plus. Additional training in computer applications, statistics, Lean, or Six Sigma also a considered plus.


  1. EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 1-2 years acute care facility experience with acceptable quality and productivity. Previous audit/business experience considered a plus as would chart audit/abstraction experience. Basic knowledge and experience working with CMS Core Measure Indicators required, as is a working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, medical care standards, and evidence based practices.    


  1. SKILLS:  Experience and basic knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations as well as clinical Data systems and/or ability to learn new software quickly. Must possess ability to work well under pressure, to function independently and dependently, and to be flexible in applying knowledge to a variety of situations.  Must possess the ability to prioritize tasks, give attention to detail, meet deadlines, and be flexible to changing needs of the Hospital and Department. Strong oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to communicate well with others of all levels always placing a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.