MD Anderson Cancer Center Surgical Clinical Reviewer in Houston, Texas

The Surgical Clinical Reviewer's chief responsibility is to collect and submit reliable data through high-quality data compilation, documentation, and entry into the data base of all eligible surgeries for the hospital. The Surgical Clinical Reviewer will work closely with members of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement and assist in implementation as appropriate. This database and included surgeries are specific to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and the Pediatric NSQIP Program.

Data Collection and Reporting

Identifies surgical patients for inclusion in the Program through the application of Program inclusion/exclusion criteria and protocols.

Collects pre-operative, operative, and post-operative data components for the Program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record systems. Demonstrates applicability of the methodology and the reliability of definitions utilized by reviewers within the program through Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing.

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 into the program's database and meets the caseload accrual requirement protocol.

Reviews weekly site accrual report on the database and responds to accrual report alerts

Work Effectively with Patients, Families and Staff

Establishes effective working relationships with members of the hospital community. Will also interact with Surgeons and Committee Chair to address variances in chart abstraction details.

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 hospital.



Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.



Three years of clinical nursing experience, to include one year in surgery.



Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.