Sutter Health Surgical Clinical Nurse Reviewer, Quality Improvement in Burlingame, California


Works under the direction of the Quality Improvement Director/Manager to carry out medical record review and abstracting functions for national registry procedures and/or core measure diagnoses. Initiates or follows the requests for quality review, which may include both clinical and operational performance improvement. The Clinical Nurse Reviewer is responsible for verification and documentation of clinical data and adverse outcomes and works with MDs and RNs to clarify, verify, and document clinical data and outcomes for registry, coding, and/or quality improvement purposes. Must carry out work functions in an organized manner in order to meet defined deadlines. The position requires independent decision-making and follow-through while working with physicians and all levels of hospital personnel.


  • Current RN license in the State of California; BSN preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in an acute care nursing (surgical nursing preferred).

  • Ability to interact with all members of the surgical team and administrative staff in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Computer and Internet skills and experience required

  • Clinical chart review and abstraction experience preferred.

  • Statistical knowledge preferred. Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience preferred

  • Recent experience in use of Electronic Health Record for clinical documentation required.

  • Knowledge/ experience with EPIC preferred

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, Burlingame

Organization: Mills-Peninsula Health Services

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.