Clinical Abstractor

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Licensed Nursing Positions
Community Medical Centers - Corporate Offices (CMC)
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The Clinical Abstractor is a vital member of our mission.

In this role you are responsible for collecting and submit reliable data to the ACS NSQIP and/or STS, CCORP or any other clinical database. This is accomplished through high-quality clinical screening, data compilation, documentation and entry into the ACS NSQIP and/or STS, CCORP, or any other clinical database of all eligible surgeries for the medical center. The SCNR also works closely with the members of the Department of Surgery to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement and other special projects as may be identified.


Why are we the “Employer of first choice”?

We provide a world of opportunity for professional growth and personal advancement by making the health and financial security of our employee’s a top priority. We embrace our responsibility to the people who make us the largest private employer in the central San Joaquin Valley by offering comprehensive and affordable medical benefits as part of your employment with CMC.  We value giving you a choice in your health coverage by providing three medical plan options.  You will also be offered prescription drug, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, life and disability insurance, discounts on many goods and services, and an employer matched Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan (403(b)).

Our team members enjoy additional benefits such as: education reimbursement, an employee gym, concierge service, and award winning cuisine. 

Based in Fresno, California, we are a multi-specialty healthcare system comprised of four hospitals; Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Community Behavioral Health Center. Additionally, our system includes other health care facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco. Our primary service area is 15,000-square-miles, and we're home to the only combined, burn and Level 1 trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. 


*CMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


If you are looking to make a difference and value a purposeful, lasting career, we provide that in our 120 year old hospital system! For more information on why you should choose Community please click the link:





  • Identifies surgical patients for inclusion in the program registry through the application of strict program inclusion/exclusion criteria and randomization protocol.
  • Ensures reliable collection of pre-operative, operative, and post-operative data components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record system.
  • Meets the accrual requirement of cases per year through the correct application of the program’s randomization protocol.
  • Attends weekly Morbidity & 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.
  • Identifies areas for 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.
  • Utilizes software applications available at the site for data collection and analysis.
  • Ensures accurate and timely entry of data into the program’s website and assuring the transmission of completed data.
  • Reviews weekly site accrual report on the website and responding to accrual report alerts.
  • Participates in weekly teleconferences with other surgical clinical nurse reviewers.
  • Attends national conferences pertaining to the program as requested.


Minimum required: 

Successful completion of a nursing education program. Three (3) years’ experience in inpatient surgical nursing. Clinical chart review and abstraction experience required.



BSN, NP or PA strongly preferred. Database data entry and/or management experience. Statistical knowledge. Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience.




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