Sutter Health Infection Control Data Technician (Per Diem) in Sacramento, California
Under direction of the unit leader, collects, compiles and presents clinical data for assigned area, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of information. Maintains clinical and/ or research databases for identified programs/ specialty clinics. Collects data used for multiple purposes, which may include process improvement activities and clinical effectiveness/ research studies. May prepare information for patient/ family
education and/ or participate in community outreach activities.
Community - Promotes a positive relationship between Sutter Health and the community. May assist team
members at events such as health fairs and community forums by providing outreach literature to the public,
answering questions about the clinic/ program, setting-up and taking down booths, assembling information
needed for the forum, etc. May prepare packets of information for use in community outreach events.
Finance - Utilizes resources to support delivery of quality care in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.
May assign ICD9 procedure codes.
Growth - Supports the development and improvement of patient and family program/ specialty clinics through
performance of job duties. May assist with planning and implementation of research studies, by obtaining
patient informed consent.
People - Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare support team in a professional manner
according to facility's Standards to promote a positive work environment. Maintains computer files and
systems. Maintains files of reference materials, relevant reports, correspondence and department records.
May research and evaluate medical literature on the Internet and prepare reference materials for professional/
patient education. May maintain office supplies. May review and revise departmental/service manuals.
Quality - Performs data support that assists care-givers in providing optimal care to patient/family which is
collaborative, evidence-based and meets national/facility standards to achieve best possible outcome. This
includes identifying and abstracting patient and/or employee data from sources such as Sutter or non-Sutter
medical records, pre-hospital care reports, employee injury reports and healthcare provider verbal report.
Accurately enters all abstracted information into registry software /department data base within specified
timelines. Conducts data validation/ focused audits to assure accuracy and completeness. This may require
adding missing data elements as information becomes available. Pulls data from the registry/ department
data base for preparation of scheduled and ad-hoc reports/ presentations, ensuring accuracy of results. May
respond to inquiries related to report results. When appropriate, submits data to external agencies/ clinical
Service - Performs duties according to the Sutter Difference standards and activities to assist care-givers in
ensuring the best patient/family experience. Completes a variety of department projects simultaneously and
within established time frames. Practices active listening and responds appropriately to questions or written
communication. Works with all customers in a courteous and respectful manner. Actively seeks the answer to
inquiries/ requests to meet customer expectations. If the answer is not immediately available, responds back
to the customer in a timely manner. Appropriately triages phone inquiries to others when appropriate. May
communicate clinical information such as normal lab/ test results and prescription refills as directed by
appropriate healthcare provider.
MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Education, including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration
May require current valid CA Driver's license and current auto insurance. Current CPR Certification is
preferred. Metabolic Clinic: CPR is required within 90 days of hire.
Requires a high school graduate or equivalent. AA degree in a health-related field or an equivalent
combination of education and experience is required. College course work in business, computer technology,
statistics, database management, or related fields is desirable. Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
and education is preferred.
Infection Control: requires college coursework in anatomy and physiology,
microbiology, and medical terminology and additional education in data abstraction principles and guidelines,
basic math and statistical methodologies. Metabolic: AA degree or certification as an MA in CA or equivalent
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is required. Knowledge of medical
terminology, anatomy, and physiology sufficient to evaluate, abstract, and code specific diagnosis and
treatment information from patient medical records required. Data abstraction principles and guidelines, basic
math and ability to perform basic analytical calculations is required. Must have working knowledge of
regulations regarding confidentiality, release of medical information and the role of regulatory agencies in
assigned setting, Knowledge of community health resources is preferred.
Trauma: Knowledge of ICD-9 coding required.
Infection Control: Knowledge of microbiology is required, TJC requirements for an effective
Infection Control Program is preferred.
Ability to review and abstract information from the medical record and/or various external database, such as
the California Perinatal Quality Collaborative (CPQCC) and VPS, is required. Experience with a applicable
registry software/ department data base desirable. Experience interacting with regulatory agencies helpful.
Some clerical experience helpful. Infection Control: Prior experience in the acute care setting is required.
Experience in the data and surveillance requirements for participation In the National Nosocomial Infections
Surveillance program from the Centers for Disease Control is preferred. Metabolic Clinic: prior experience in a
healthcare setting is required. Prior experience in a pediatric outpatient setting is preferred. Experience
functioning in a multidisciplinary team and/ or research experience is preferred.
Under the direction of the department director or designee, prioritizes and manages multiple demands in an
ever changing environment. Must have strong attention to detail and exercise good judgment with minimal
supervision. Must have the ability to accurately identify, read, interpret and abstract written and transcribed
documents in the medical record as well as the ability to enter complete data into the registry/ department
data base. Requires strong typing and computer skills (data entry/retrieval techniques and troubleshooting)
including spread sheets and word processing and internet research. Excellent written and verbal
communication/ interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with individuals of varying organization levels is
required. Requires organization skills, along with persistence in data collection, review and reporting.
Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend
Schedule: Per Diem
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: per diem
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.