Medical Records Abstractor

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Oct 22, 2021
Closes
Oct 29, 2021
Industry
Healthcare, Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is seeking Medical Records Abstractors or individuals with some experience with medical records or health insurance records coding, quality control or review, or similar skills and/or experience to work on-site at our Rockville campus on a data collection effort to abstract specific data items from hospital data. The primary role is to review medical records in a sampled hospital's emergency department(s), abstract specific information from the patient's chart following the project's case identification protocol, and entering the information into a data collection tool.

Basic Qualifications: 
Candidates must:

·    Be at least 18 years old.
·    Have an HS diploma or its equivalent
·    Be available to complete mandatory web-based home study training sessions before in-person training.
 
Minimum Requirements:
·    Be available for data collection field period starting October 2021 through September 2023.
·    Be available to work up to 30 to 40 hours per week as scheduled.  Work times generally between 7 am and 5 pm ·    Have one year Medical Records Abstraction or similar experience.
·    Be familiar with medical terminology and medical records.
·    Be able to read medical charts in English.
·    Have excellent computer and math skills.
·    Lift and/or carry 15 pounds of study materials 
·    Adhere to the requirements for confidentiality as required by the contracting agency.
·    Be willing to comply with all training requirements, which include attending a refresher training once a year and attending a minimum two days training with the Remote Operations Manager at the home office.
 
Preferred Criteria:
·    At least one year of experience in a job with exposure to medical terminology such as a Medical Billing Coder, Emergency Medical Technician, work in a hospital or doctor's office.
·    Knowledge or experience with electronic health record systems.

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.
 
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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