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Clinical Documentation Abstraction Specialist - Transplant Program (Remote)

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The Clinical Documentation Abstraction Specialist is responsible for abstraction of health data from outside healthcare facilities (on paper, CD or electronic) and direct entry into the UW Health electronic health record (EHR); the entry and/or verification of discrete laboratory data into the EHR; scanning patient reports into the EHR and/or other projects or duties deemed appropriate. 

The Clinical Documentation Abstraction Specialist works independently with supervisory support regarding priority of work and other documentation-related tasks. 

This position could also be responsible for a variety of tasks relating to newly-created work assignments or projects, such as testing new or current software applications, documenting changes or issues, keeping track of time spent on various tasks and/or reporting discrepancies in the patient electronic record. 

Other responsibilities may include abstraction/documentation-related technical support (working with Support Center), answering telephone inquiries, review of provider and/or clinical staff documentation as requested, scanning with On Base and other documentation-related tasks as assigned.

Education:

Minimum - High school diploma

Preferred -  Certification or Associates Degree in Healthcare related field

 

Work Experience:

Preferred - Three years prior healthcare related experience

 

Licenses and Certifications:

Preferred - Certification in a healthcare-related field or three years' prior healthcare experience

 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

 

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, signs and symptoms, medications, and laboratory components required
  • Knowledge of the medicolegal implications and responsibilities of the healthcare record, ensuring compliance with organizational, local, state, and federal policies, rules and regulations, along with security standards and privacy practices.
  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism and service excellence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in use of Epic or UW Health Link required; MS Word and Excel preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, production-based environment with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize work to meet time constraints and deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient health information
  • Ability to proofread, verify, copy, edit and/or enter discrete data from one source to another (computer monitor, paper) with a high degree of accuracy.

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.  Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

 

Work Schedule:

50% FTE, 20 hours per week.  Scheduled shifts will be between the hours of 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  Required to work every other Saturday with flexible hours.  Hours may vary based on the needs of the department. The Clinical Documentation Abstraction Specialist will be required to be in Madison, WI for 3-4 weeks of training upon hire.

 

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.


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UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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