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Data Assistant

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

Work Schedule: Full Time, Mon - Fri, flexible 8.5 hour shifts between regular business hours

Assists the Data Management Analysts, Clinical Quality RN Analysts, hospital professionals, and/or leadership with abstraction of data from EMR and various other software sources used by the Health System.


Essential Job Functions

Abstracts, aggregates, and displays data into reports from the Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and any databases or sources for health system with correct and timely reports.

Ensures integrity of data for completeness, accuracy through continuous review, and communication with other quality department staff and clinical areas as needed.

Mentors and teaches other staff on how to abstract, aggregate, display, and coordinate communication of data to clinical areas.

Provides coordination between multiple departments to facilitate the data abstraction from the correct fields and accommodate capabilities within the computerized system.

Coordinates annual evaluation of published reports and software used by the department to determine appropriateness of the content being used or if changes are necessary.

Reports data management maintenance and ongoing changes.

Assists clinical analysts and department managers on data collection practices: helps initiate, plan, monitor, and control quality improvement projects.

Maintains knowledge of abstraction standards and requirements for continuous quality improvement changes and reporting.

Communicates effectively and work closely with team members in the quality department to resolve questions, communicate concerns, and/or trends with abstracted data.


Full Time, Mon - Fri, flexible 8.5 hour shifts between regular business hours

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required.
  • Associate's Degree in Health Services Administration, Information Systems, Health Services Research, Biostatistics, or science or other health related field preferred.  


  • Minimum of one year experience with standard computer software, such as Excel, Microsoft Word required.
  • Minimum of 3+ years data management or healthcare experience required.
  • RHIT certification, medical technology, and/or coding experience desired.


  • Participates in mandatory in-services and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies, and as directed by supervisor.


  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and standard Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated competency in utilizing computer keyboard.
  • Knowledge of mathematical calculations and medical terminology.
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize according to deadlines.
  • Ability to perform numerous tasks at one time.
  • Exemplary customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of clinical workflows to understand types of health information.

Physical Requirements

Weight Demands

  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.

Physical Activity

  • Not neccessary for the position (0%):
    • Climbing
    • Crawling
    • Kneeling
  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
    • Balancing
    • Carrying
    • Crouching
    • Distinguish colors
    • Grasping
    • Pulling/Pushing
    • Standing
    • Stooping/bending
    • Twisting
    • Walking
  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
    • Fingering/Touching
    • Keyboarding/typing
    • Reaching
    • Repetitive Motions
    • Speaking/talking
  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
    • Hearing
    • Seeing/Visual

Job Hazards

  • Not Related:
    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
    • Electrical Shock/Static
    • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
    • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted August 21, 2023
Date Closes October 23, 2023
Requisition JR102940
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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