Nurse Abstractor

Newark, New Jersey, United States Part-time

Position Summary –

Healthcare Innovation Solutions, Inc. (HCIS) is a healthcare data analytics company dedicated to helping providers, payers, health systems, and other stakeholders improve care quality and lower costs by providing services that allow them to excel in value-based care reporting programs. HCIS is a subsidiary of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII).

HCIS pioneers the advancement of healthcare technology to drive interoperability between government, providers, hospitals, and health systems, leading to greater ease in meeting regulatory and reporting requirements, lowered costs of care, and reduced physician burden.

We rely on core values of integrity, collaboration, purpose, innovation, learning, excellence, leadership and courage to achieve our vision of catalyzing the renewal of NJ’s healthcare industry resulting in better products, stronger companies and vibrant clusters producing more NJ jobs. We believe happiness is seriously good for business. Twenty years of research show happiness positively impacts every business outcome, therefore our commitment is to continually improve our culture to increase employee happiness and engagement.

The Part-Time Nurse Abstractor will abstract or extract clinical data from medical practices in New Jersey for multiple projects such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP), and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The incumbent will be trained to know the abstraction information, the tools, and technology that will be used to conduct abstraction.  During the abstraction periods, the Nurse Abstractor will travel to multiple medical practices to abstract data from paper medical charts and/or electronic medical records (EMRs).  There might also be opportunities for remote abstraction of clinical data from EMRs.  It is important for the Nurse Abstractor to know how to communicate with the office staff of participating medical practices to facilitate abstraction duties.  Reliability, schedule flexibility, and willingness to travel are required to help complete the abstraction tasks on time.  Ability to work  at a minimum 10 hours per week during abstractions periods, travel up to 30 miles to a job site and learn new technology from physician or medical staff.  The abstraction period is defined until April 30, 2020, and during the business hours of Monday- Friday, 8AM -5PM EST. There may be some possibilities of working on weekends and after hours during the week; can start as early as 7am & can exceed 5pm.


Person Reports To – Program Director


Supervises – N.A.


Essential Functions –



Level 1


Manages + Develops staff

Does not lead any staff members - employee works independently but under supervision



Under intermittent supervision, completes assigned tasks, performs required duties, and is present for their proper shifts.



Introduced to quality & compliance issues by their manager or designee


Business Development

Does not identify business issues - no business development role


Teamwork & Collaboration

Limited collaboration - may work with co-worker(s) in a state of readiness & cooperation


Recognition and Leveraging knowledge

Basic knowledge of job specific tasks - needs routine assistance from manager


Communication/ Verbal + Written

Basic level of presentations - delivers written documents he/she researched. Verbal communication is accurate.



Assists in creation of documents - no original input


Job Specific Functions –



Level 1


Data Analysis

Analyze raw data from multiple sources to create reports and assist team leads answer questions posed by internal or external customers


NJII Representation

Represents NJII externally under supervision


Product implementation

Create and implement electronic data capture tools utilized in Measures management service lines


Business Deliverables

Partner with internal and external partners to develop business deliverables for new/enhanced capabilities


Business process knowledge and analysis

Conduct business process analysis to identify key business needs, issues and/or gaps


Client Support

Provide consulting, education, and technical support directly to clients independently


Additional Functions –

  • All other duties as assigned


Prerequisite Qualifications –

Education/Degree Required

  • Registered Nurse Degree (Required)
  • Licensed in US


Years of Experience Required

  • Minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience in using both paper medical charts and electronic medical records in either hospital or medical clinics/offices.


Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Experience with compliance relating to the HIPAA Privacy Rule in protecting health information of patients.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and population health
  • Demonstrates knowledge of meaning and usage of medical terminology and abbreviations
  • Basic knowledge and content of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP),Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and/ or other quality incentive payment programs
  • Ability to accurately collect and enter clinical information into HCIS’s data entry tools
  • Computer skills including the ability to log into and navigate remote screen sharing technology, use of and familiarity with computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.


Preferred Qualifications –

  • Well organized with a positive, upbeat attitude
  • Must be able to utilize good judgement, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Timely execution of responsibilities
  • Professional etiquette and punctuality
  • Team-oriented
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
  • Chronic care exposure preferred