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Clinical Specialist II-ORMC Trauma Program- Full Time- First


Orlando Health is a $3.4 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area's only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,900 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area's largest employers with more than 20,000 employees who serve more than 112,000 inpatients, more than 2.4 million outpatients, and more than 10,000 international patients each year. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $450 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.

As one of the largest tertiary facilities in the region, Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) offers the most advanced care available for all your surgical, medical, rehabilitative and emergency care needs. In addition to a highly qualified team of physicians, nurses and clinical staff, we offer the very latest in technology and diagnostic imaging capabilities. ORMC is a home to Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center.

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Trauma Program is seeking a Clinical Specialist, who will collect accurate data from optical imaging and the actual patient record, to provide valid and reliable patient information in accordance with the published standards. As a Clinical Specialist on a part-time basis, you will receive a National Trauma education course within the first two years of hire. This course will be the Society of Trauma Nurses Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC), as the role will have specific emphasis on Performance Improvement and data abstraction. We are seeking a Clinical Specialist, with the following:


  • Associate's degree in Nursing or other Health Care degree or 8 years of Healthcare experience in lieu of degree.


  • Maintain current Registered Nurse license in the State of Florida or maintain other Health Care license and/or certification and/or degree.


  • Two (2) years clinical experience.

  • Intermediate computer skills required with additional knowledge of MS Word and Excel.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews, abstracts and analyzes clinical data for various information systems as assigned.

  • Maintains current edition of guidelines for relevant data collection systems

  • Utilizes critical thinking, problem-solving and process improvement concepts to create an efficient work environment.

  • Analyzes clinical data for opportunity identification and communication of those concerns to the respective source for process improvement, to facilitate the decision making process, and for the reporting of outcomes.

  • Ability to use statistical techniques for data analysis.

  • Collection of concurrent and accurate data in accordance with the Clinical Practice Improvement department guidelines.

  • Analyzes complex reports for regulatory agencies and internal purposes in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Maintains an intermediate level of knowledge regarding anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for effective time management in order to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrates ability to reprioritize in order to complete assignments as directed with ability to work independently under general supervision with latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

  • Cross trained to assist with various systems as necessary.

  • Trains new team members on a variety of systems to ensure compliance, data integrity, and prevent breaches of protected health information (PHI).

  • Functions as a resource to Orlando Health in the area of healthcare regulations, standards of care, and clinical performance improvement.

  • Works collaboratively with Clinical Practice Improvement personnel, HIM, various Clinical Nurse Specialists, Unit Based Educators, and Information Systems staff as appropriate.

  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of quality improvement philosophy, methodologies, and applications as appropriate.

  • Thorough understanding of The Joint Commission standards related to Quality Improvement

  • Assist in documentation for The Joint Commission accreditation and other regulatory bodies as assigned.

  • Maintains clinical information accuracy rate in accordance with the published standards including quarterly testing for data integrity (must maintain accuracy of 95% or greater).

  • Informs direct report of quality issues/concerns.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills with all team members

  • Provides feedback to direct report regarding accuracy and usefulness of data collection systems as requested.

  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

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