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Nurse Researcher - Otorhinolaryngology
  • Job ID: 84328
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Otolaryngology
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Day Shift
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 800 Walnut St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular


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Position Description:
The Research Nurse’s chief responsibility is to collect and submit patient outcomes data to department and to the ACS NSQIP.  This is accomplished through high-quality clinical screening, data compilation, documentation and entry into the ACS NSQIP database of surgeries of interest for the department.  The SCNR also works closely with the members of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement and other special projects as may be identified.

Data Collection
• Responsible for the identification of surgical patients for inclusion in the program registry through the application of strict program inclusion/exclusion criteria and randomization protocol.
• Responsible for the reliable collection of preoperative, operative, and postoperative data components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record system.
• Responsible for meeting the caseload accrual requirement of 1,680 cases per year through the correct application of the program’s randomization protocol.
• Attends weekly Morbidity and Mortality conferences to ensure reliable data collection of postoperative occurrences.
• Demonstrates 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 of streamlining and process improvement in the data collection process.
• Demonstrates appropriate utilization of resources necessary to obtain valid, reliable data for entry into the Program.
ACS NSQIP.org Interaction
• Responsible for utilizing software applications available at the sire 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
Works Effectively with Patients, Families, and Staff
• Establishes effective working relationships with members of the hospital community, especially staff in the Surgery, Medicine, Nursing, Medical Records and the Information Systems Departments whose support is necessary to the management and success of the program.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required with minimum 5 years’ experience in Healthcare and in database analysis.  Minimum 3 years’ experience in inpatient surgical nursing required.  Ability to interact with all members of the surgical team and administrative staff in a professional and courteous manner.Must have ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.  Strong computer skills, spreadsheets and databases required.

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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