American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Clinical Reviewer Hiring Recommendations

This position is unique and quite unlike the role of any other chart abstractor or quality improvement personnel. Our experience has been that sites that select the right candidate and encourage the applicant to fully explore the position prior to formally accepting it will recruit and retain an excellent MBSCR.

It is strongly recommended that the successful candidate to fill the position of MBSCR at the Center have the following minimum experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Ability to complete all online training modules and pass the certification examination with a minimum score of 90 percent or higher is required.
  • RHIA, RHIT, LPN/LVN, RD, RN, or BSN preferred but not required. Non-nurses in the MBSCR position should have a mentor at the hospital that is available to help the MBSCR answer difficult clinical questions. The mentor should be an RN, BSN, MSN, NP, PA, or MD.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, basic anatomy, physiology, and disease process is required.
  • Minimum one year experience in a hospital surgery department or surgery clinic or with clinical research or medical records. Clinical chart review and abstraction experience required.
  • Ability to build relationships and gain alignment for clinical support and be able to articulate questions to receive an appropriate level of support from superiors and peers.
  • Ability to interact with all members of the bariatric surgical team and administrative staff in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Computer and Internet experience required. Knowledge and comfort with Microsoft Office products is essential for success in this position (Word and Excel experience is required; PowerPoint experience strongly preferred).
  • Ability to manage data entry deadlines and center’s accreditation processes as necessary.
  • Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Database management and data entry experience preferred.
  • HIPAA regulations and standards knowledge preferred.
  • Basic or intermediate statistical knowledge preferred.