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RN-Data Base Specialist -Bariatric Surgery- FT (Days)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80


The Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgical Clinical Reviewer's (MBSCR) chief responsibility is to collect and
submit reliable data to the ACS Bariatric Data Registry Platform.-- This task is accomplished through
high-quality data compilation, documentation, and entry of all of bariatric procedures
performed at the center in the ACS Bariatric Data Registry Platform.-- The MBSCR works closely with the members of
the bariatric, hospital administration and general surgery departments to
identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement and other special
projects as may be identified.--



  • Creates a process to ensure identification of all
    of bariatric surgery patients for inclusion in the data registry.
  • Collects preoperative, intraoperative, 30 day
    postoperative and long term (six month and annual thereafter) follow-up data
    components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital
    medical record systems and through a coordinated effort with hospital, program
    and surgeon.--
  • Contacts patients and/or families via telephone
    and/or written communications postoperatively for the purpose of identifying
    possible occurrences associated with surgical procedures performed at the
  • Identifies streamlining and process improvement
    opportunities in the data collection process.
  • Demonstrates appropriate utilization of
    resources necessary to obtain valid, reliable data for entry into the program.
  • Utilizes software applications for data
    collection and analysis.
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of
    data in the program's database.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with
    members of the hospital community, especially staff in the surgery, program
    office, ancillary departments, nursing, medical records and information systems
    departments whose support is necessary for the management and success of the
  • Serves as an educational resource on the
    Bariatric Data Registry Platform for internal and external audiences by
    developing educational material and delivering presentations.
  • Participates in Bariatric Data Registry and
    proactively provides information to the Bariatric Coordinator and the Program
    Director of Mercy Weight Loss and Nutrition Center for use in program planning,
    development and clinical outcome studies.
  • Successfully completes the MBSCR Training
  • Participates in program teleconferences.
  • Participates in data compilation for audits and accreditation
    (initial and reaccreditation) site visits.
  • Demonstrates the ability to track down
    information through various sources such as medical records, surgery clinic,
    social security death index, direct patient contact, accounts payable, and
    legal counsel.--
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify opportunities
    to report bariatric data to relevant groups or meetings. The candidate should
    have some experience sharing information across functions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to build relationships
    and gain alignment for clinical support and be able to articulate questions to
    receive an appropriate level of support from superiors and peers.
  • Participates in professional development
    seminars offered at various annual meeting such as ASMBS, ACS NSQIP, and ACS
    Clinical Congress.
  • Maintains working and
    active knowledge of data entry process expectations to ensure program


    • Possession of a current or compact state license
      as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.--
    • BSN preferred.
    • Obtains a certification (with a minimum score of
      90%) as required by the American College of Surgeons within one (1) year of
    • Minimum of one year experience in a hospital
      surgery department or surgery clinic or with clinical research or medical
      records preferred.----
    • Experience with Microsoft Office products required.

    • Database data entry, basic statistical knowledge
      and/or management experience preferred.
    • Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge
      and experience preferred.
    • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter
      Abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
    • BLS
      for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of

      Additional Information

      • Requisition ID: 2019-R0240892

      • Schedule: Full-time

      • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, West Des Moines , RN-Data Base Specialist -Bariatric Surgery- FT (Days), Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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