Fairview Health Services Clinical Abstractor in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for a Clinical Data Abstractor and Registrar. This is a full-time position working day hours, Monday thru Friday.

This position analyzes clinical documentation and abstracts clinical data used to capture patient health statuses, assessment of quality of care, health data comparison between providers and organizations, and/or to meet regulatory standards using prescribed protocols and entering into appropriate database systems.Subject matter expertthat advises and educates internal customers on clinical abstraction and registry data that aligns with regulatory requirements through an understanding of clinical expertise of data and information. Provides expert knowledge and skills related to system regulations and regulatory reporting as evidenced by assessments or reports.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Completes data collection per system and regulatory protocol.

  • Applies regulatory and registry abstraction guidelines utilizing clinical experience for accurate and timely data abstraction.

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Completes validation checks once the data is entered.

  • Demonstrates applicability of the methodology and the reliability of definitions utilized by reviewers through Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing.

  • Collaborates with leadership and stakeholders across the system to transform data and information into knowledge that will assist leaders in making informed decisions that support strategic initiatives.

  • Works with stakeholders and staff to improve documentation issues/discrepancies and provide feedback on documentation.

  • Leverages data abstraction and registries to drive quality improvement efforts and reduce variation.

  • Provides data, information and education regarding opportunities for improvement and compliance with regards to clinical practice and processes across the system.

  • Responsible for identifying areas for streamlining and process improvement in the data collection process.




Associates degree in Nursing, Paramedic or similar field in healthcare.


Two or more years working in a healthcare setting with direct patient care.



Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field, science field or similar.


Three or more years working in a healthcare setting with direct patient care.

Three or more years working in the areas of abstraction/registry, data/information analytics and/or information management.


RN, LPN, Paramedic, or similar

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-27692

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Professional-Non Clinical

Location St Joseph's Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Specialty Registry