Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Experienced Clinical Data Abstraction Specialist skilled in working in the hospital & health care industry for over 35 years with experience in critical care, performance improvement and data abstraction for CMS/JC Core Measures. Contributes to team success through hard work, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and recognized consistently for performance excellence.

  • Process improvement
  • Effective communication
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Microsoft Office
Work History
01/2005 to 08/2020 Clinical Data Abstraction Specialist Imedx, Inc | Atlanta, GA,
  • Responsible for abstracting Heart Failure discharges for the 'Get with the Guidelines' Initiative (GWTG-HF), which is based on Evidence-Based Practice in the care of Heart Failure patients.
  • Reviewed and discussed monthly outcomes with our Heart Failure team and provided definitions and expectations of each measure. Also offered recommendations on Process Improvement projects based on the current GWTG-HF guidelines.
  • Served as a hospital representative (upon request of our AHA/ACC sponsor), as a member of the AHA Metro-Atlanta Heart Failure Collaborative. This collaborative (a team of over 6 major hospitals, the CDC and other medical services) worked on looking at the HF populations needs and deficiencies across the Metro-Atlanta area and reported data to the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Abstracted for various 'Core measures'; including In-patient and Out-patient EDT times, IMM, VTE and Perinatal Care.
  • Served on the following Committee(s): Ethics Resource Counsel, Electrophysiology Committee and Performance Improvement Coordinator Committee.
  • Previously served as a member of Pulmonary Care Team, VTE Team, Skin Wound Action Team (SWAT), Code Blue Committee and was ad-hoc to the STEMI/PCI team.
  • Performed data entry into various registries and databases - including: National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR), Press Ganey-National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), Quantros, Cardiac Care, VERGE and Iqvia (formerly Quintiles).
  • Worked in various systems; including OneContent, Easy Web, CPACS and McKesson Clinical Horizons.
  • Well-versed in Microsoft office applications; including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint.
01/2005 to 01/2006 Research Study Coordinator Boston Medical Center | Boston, MA,
  • Coordinated clinical trials focused on disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, HERO; as well as an independent study on Gouty Arthritis.
  • Worked with principal investigator(s) and sponsors to facilitate daily trial activities and comply with research protocols.
  • Screened patient records, databases and physician referrals to identify prospective candidates for research studies.
  • Collected data and followed research protocols, operations manuals and case report form requirements.
  • Followed informed consent processes and maintained records.
  • Gathered, processed and shipped lab specimens.
  • Maintained compliance with protocols covering patient care and clinical trial operations.
  • Participated in initiation visits and investigator meetings, implementing trials in accordance with study timelines and budgets.
  • Maintained excellent records, including study binders for each participant enrolled and IRB documentation binders.
  • Monitored unit budget to meet financial objectives for spend rate and funding.
05/1990 to 04/2004 Weekend On-call Rounding Nurse & Clinical Manager Bjc Healthcare | Wentzville, MO,
  • Worked weekends as the nursing clinician in the hospital setting (1990-2001). Made rounds on all hospitalized patients, which included reviewing patient charts for lab/test results, reviewing patient medications and proper protocol ordered.
  • Responded to incoming calls from patient, family member or caregiver for after-hours medical services and gathered information to address inquiry or concern.
  • Conducted patient admissions and discharges as assigned and completed daily assessments and reported changes to physician on-call.
  • Informed, instructed and educated patient, family and caregivers in proper care and verified understanding of follow up instructions.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
06/1987 to 05/1993 ICU Staff Nurse Gwinnett Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to surgical ICU and trauma patients.
Expected in Diploma in Nursing | Nursing Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA, GPA:
Expected in GBH Nursing Diploma | General Studies For Nursing Diploma Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA GPA:
Expected in | Psychology Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, GA GPA:
  • Continuing education
  • Registered Professional Nurse, eNLC: RN 072696 - Georgia Board of Nursing: Issued: 8-30-1984-Expires: 1/31/2022
  • American Association of Notaries: State of Georgia Notary Public: Commission Expires: 5/13/2021
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society: Alpha Sigma Eta Chapter, 4/18/2007
  • Chronic Heart Failure Management Program: University of Southern Indiana, 12/19/2001
Additional Information

I am an eager very detailed oriented nurse. I enjoy working with others in various environments. I would be an excellent addition to your practice/company.

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  • Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Perimeter College

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