Posted by: ACT1 Federal on Sep 19, 2023
Ready to take ACTION in your career? Ready to launch your future forward with an organization certified as a Great
Place to Work™? ACT1 Federal is seeking a Surgical Case Nurse Reviewer (SCNR) to support our customer at the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB).
ACT1 Federal is all about taking bold, innovative actions to deliver for our customers and our workforce. Every day,
members of the ACT1 Federal team drive creative solutions on the most challenging problems facing customers across the
Aviation, Space / Intelligence, and International Cooperation portfolios.
You will be part of a team of approximately ten SCNRs supporting the Defense Health Agency. While supporting from Eglin AFB, you will support independent work assignments for MTFs at both Eglin AFB and Lakenheath AFB.
In this role, a typical day will include:
Providing administrative and clinical review and administrative support for the DoD's implementation of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) program.
This includes but is not limited to, clinical screening, data compilation documentation and entry into the DoD NSQIP data base of all eligible patient cases within the medical treatment facility. The SCNR also works closely with the members of the Department of Surgery to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement. The program collects data on cases, such as demographics, surgical profile, preoperative, intra-operative and post-operative mortality and morbidity outcomes for patients undergoing surgical procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The nurse reviewer performs chart abstraction and/or quality improvement projects for the NSQIP.
UNIQUE MILITARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS/PROCEDURES:
ACS NSQIP program information is at https://acsnsqip.org/login/default.aspx.
Training Requirements The SCNR shall attend specialized initial SCNR training class provided by QCMetrix. The registration fee is already covered by the Government (as stated above); however, the travel cost will be the contractor's responsibility and should be considered when calculating their fully burdened hourly rate. Training information is available on the ACS NSQIP website. The initial 2-day nurse training session takes place in Boston or Chicago. Ongoing education will also be required; however, additional learning takes place through continuing education on-line training modules that will be completed during duty hours. Must attend ACS NSQIP's annual conference. Any expenses associated with the attendance will be the contractor's responsibility and should be considered when determining their fully burdened hourly rate. Applicable regulations and guidelines are contained in Section C, Paragraph5. PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES: Responsible for the identification of surgical patients for inclusion in the program registry through the application of strict program inclusion/exclusion criterion and randomization protocol. Responsible for the reliable collection of pre-operative, operative, and post-operative data components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record system. Responsible for meeting the accrual requirement of cases per year through the correct application of the program's randomization protocol. Attending weekly Morbidity & Mortality conferences to ensure reliable data collection of postoperative occurrences. Demonstrating applicability of the methodology and the reliability of definitions utilized by reviewers within the program through Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing. Responsible for identifying areas for streamlining and process improvement in the data collection process. Responsible for utilizing software applications available at the site for data collection and analysis. Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of data into the program's website and assuring the transmission of completed data. Responsible for reviewing weekly site accrual report on the website and responding to accrual report alerts. Contacting patients and/or families via telephone and/or written communications post-operatively for the purpose of identifying possible occurrences associated with surgical procedures performed at the hospital. Serving as an educational resource on the ACS NSQIP for internal and external audiences by developing educational material and delivering presentations.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Knowledge of professional nursing principles and procedures in surgery, either the operating room, intensive care unit or inpatient surgical ward. Must have knowledge of accreditation standards, privacy and confidentiality requirements, such as, JCAHO and HIPAA. Computer skills and abilities. Must be comfortable using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Outlook (e-mail), and Internet. Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data and reports. Quality improvement and patient safety knowledge. Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing obtaining a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. License/Certification. Current, active, full, and unrestricted License to practice Nursing. Nurse applicants must be a current U.S. licensed Registered Nurse. License cannot be under investigation nor have any adverse action pending from a Nursing State Board or national licensing/certification agency. Experience: Minimum three (3) years' experience in inpatient surgical nursing required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be qualifying if approved by the requesting location and the Contracting Officer. If education or experience is used to meet the specialized requirements of this position, it must be directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this position. Work Environment/Physical Requirements:The work is primarily sedentary. However, there may be some physical demands. Requirements include prolonged walking, standing, sitting or bending.