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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Clinical Information Analyst Intermediate to join our team.  The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  The department’s service excellence philosophy is founded on the goals of exceeding expectations and having every interaction leave a lasting positive impression.

The Clinical Data Abstractor (CDA) is responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting clinical data elements on eligible cases as required for participation in the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry a Collaborative for Quality Improvement (MARCQI), a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan-funded Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI). 


The CDA will be required to independently manage the case load and report data to MARCQI according to established standard and deadlines.  The CDA will actively engage in MARCQI activities and identify opportunities to improve the quality of care in the inpatient setting by working with physicians, nurses, other clinicians, and administrators to develop strategies to improve performance.  Other responsibilities will include attending consortium-wide meetings and data abstractor meetings as a representative of the institution, acting as a resource regarding the consortium within the institution, maintaining regular contact with the MARCQI clinical champion(s) and other members of the team at the institution, preparing for and being available for site audits by the MARCQI Coordinating Center, resolving data discrepancies, and responding to MARCQI Coordinating Center requests in a timely fashion.

Required Qualifications*

The position requires knowledge of or experience in the delivery of patient care, which is consistent with a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as 5 years clinical nursing experience and/or experience as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) familiar with data abstraction from medical records, analyzing and interpreting process, clinical outcomes and costs of care.  Other required skills include excellent written and verbal communication as well as working knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word and Excel) and web-based applications.  Employees in this role typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications*

Prior experience with clinical chart review and abstraction is preferred.

Work Schedule

Routine weekly travel within the state of Michigan is required. Mileage and hotel, where appropriate is reimbursed. This is a 32 hour/week, salaried position with flexible hours.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.