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Job Summary

The Clinical Data Abstractor (CDA) is responsible for the set-up, entry and collection, analysis and report-out of clinical data elements and measure trends on eligible cases as required for participation in Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC), a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan-funded Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI). The CDA will be required to independently manage an established case load and report findings and trends to MOQC according to established standard and deadlines. The CDA will actively engage with MOQC’s Project Managers and Program Manager in practice activities, and will work collaboratively to identify and implement strategies improve the quality of care in the practice/setting of care.

Other responsibilities will include attending consortium-wide meetings, regional and data abstractor meetings as a representative of the Collaborative. The CDA will act as a resource to assigned practices regarding the Consortium, and establish and build a working relationship with its MOQC physician, clinical champion(s) and other members of the oncology practice. The CDA will be required to perform inter-rater reliability audits of practices, and to provide feedback to practices results, in consultation with MOQC’s Program Manager. The CDA must be able to resolve data platform, report and data discrepancy issues, and respond to either practices and/or the MOQC Coordinating Center in a timely, efficient manner. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Five or more years of oncology care typically associated with the following positions: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and/or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), and/or Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR). Recent, significant and expert oncology abstraction experience may be substituted for the oncology care requirement of a BSN, RHIT or Tumor Registrar.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Expert capability to work with computer software applications (e.g. Microsoft) and web-based applications
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines

Additional Information

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.

Routine weekly travel within the state of Michigan is required. Mileage and hotel, where appropriate is reimbursed. This is a 1.0 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.

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.