The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is a medical association which serves a growing membership of more than 53,000 physician anesthesiologists, medical students and care team members. At ASA, we strive to be the best medical society in the world by offering superior educational opportunities and resources. Colleagues in Washington D.C. fiercely advocate on behalf of our members and strive to implement and enhance policies that benefit physician anesthesiologists and the specialty. At ASA we’re collaborative, dedicated to our members, committed to excellence and continuously improving. As a testament to these values we were named one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2018 and 2017, and a winner of the 2018 and 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation®. To further strengthen the organization, we’re seeking individuals who are talented, knowledgeable, motivated and agile. If these qualities resonate with you, you may be the perfect addition to our growing staff!
AQI was established by the American Society of Anesthesiologists in October 2008 to facilitate practice-based quality management through education and quality data feedback.
This position is responsible for providing operations and research support for AQI’s two qualitative registries, the Closed Claims Registry consisting of standardized summaries of closed anesthesia malpractice claims, and the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (AIRS), a nationwide system for collecting individual anesthesia adverse events.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
Closed Claims Registry Operations:
Maintains data quality control by resolving data discrepancies to ensure data quality and consistency.
Writes/maintains Standard Operating Procedures.
Collaborates with AQI Systems Architect to maintain detailed documentation of data management and programming codes.
Oversees administrative staff’s role in coordinating physician volunteer site visits to malpractice insurance providers.
Assists in recruitment and retention of insurance companies through collaboration with designated contacts.
Monitors and educates physician volunteers on proper case abstracting and recording techniques.
Prepares materials for presentations and reports.
Updates AQI Director on project progress.
Obtains and modifies regulatory approvals for the use of human subjects in research. Composes status reports to Institutional Review Boards (IRB).
Supports AQI Director in coordinating Closed Claims Committee with agenda preparation, gathering supporting materials, and conducting administrative follow-up as necessary.
Implements and oversees AIRS case categorization using the ARHQ’s common formats for event reporting.
Compiles data, monitors data for trend detection, summarizes and presents findings.
Provides staff liaison role to AIRS Committee including agenda preparation, gathering supporting materials, and conducting administrative follow-up as necessary.
B.S. degree in healthcare or related field required. M.S. or MPH degree preferred.
Minimum 5 years of relevant registry experience with management of data quality control and knowledge of data base development and statistical analysis required.
Broad based knowledge of medical terminology required, familiarity with clinical anesthesia terminology helpful.
Familiarity with Patient Safety Organizations and patient safety work product (PSWP) required, experience with ARHQ’s common formats for event reporting preferred.
Excellent attention to detail in reporting and interpreting research results.
Experienced user of Microsoft Office products.
About American Society of Anesthesiologists
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.