|Skills:||abstraction,medical records,coding,quality control
|Location:||1600 Research Blvd. Rockville 20850, MD, US
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 project is expected to be completed by early December. 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.
•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
•Be available to work up to 30 to 40 hours per week as scheduled. Work times generally between 8 am and 6 pm; some weekend/evening assignments may be available.
•Be able to work independently and able to maintain good rapport with other project staff.
•Have excellent computer skills
•Be familiar with medical terminology
•Be familiar and be able to read medical charts in English
•Have excellent communication skills and be able to receive immediate direction via telephone, in person, or via video sessions accurately
•Be able to work consistently in an organized manner. Must be conscientious, dependable, and be able to work well with others.
•Be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations:
•Lift and/or carry 15 pounds of study materials, and
•Ability to access and lift hard copy materials and files as needed.
•Adhere to the requirements for confidentiality, as required by the contracting agency.
•Be willing to comply with all training requirements
•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.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.