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Chart Abstractor

CHI St. Alexius Bismarck Bismarck, North Dakota
Requisition ID 2021-201952 Employment Type Full Time Department Office Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule M-F Remote No Category Administrative and Clerical

Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services.  CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.

CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.


The clinic chart abstractor plays a key role in the preparation of the electronic health record. The clinic abstractor inputs historical patient data into the clinic electronic health record according to established practice, protocols, policies and procedures.  This includes, but is not limited to:  medication lists, allergies, prior surgeries, past medical history and problem lists.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares the patient electronic medical record for their clinic visit and inputs information accordingly.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  • Successfully completes the defined job specific competencies, including competencies for age specific, as appropriate.


Required Education for Staff Job Levels

High school graduate required.  Prefer current enrolment in a nursing program with completion of a pharmacology course. Nurse Assistant helpful, but not required.

Full Time-Days  M-F  8:00am-4:30pm

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The clinic chart abstractor is able to read, write and comprehend medical terminology.  He/She must possess sufficient computer skills to navigate through multiple programs for data entry.  Has the ability to react calmly and effectively in stressful situations.  Strong communication skills are key to this position.  This person is responsible for providing both oral and written communications in an accurate, clear, and concise manner.  The clinic chart abstractor will maintain a positive and professional manner at all times.  He/She will treat co-workers with the utmost courtesy and respect.  It is critical that this person have the ability to work effectively as a team member.  He/She will maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

PREFERRED Qualifications

Prefer hospital or clinic experience, aide experience, or current enrollment in a nursing program with completion of a pharmacology course.


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