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Data Manager / 40 Hours / Day / BWH Thoracic Surgery at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time





Job Description:

S/he will provide support for the Thoracic Surgery clinical database. This includes, but is not limited to, data design, data entry, auditing, and implementation of all thoracic patients for the purpose of establishing a searchable database for the entire division. S/he will be primarily responsible for insuring data accuracy, completeness, and reporting of all the data.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data Gathering

* Participates in the reliable collection of clinical data for all thoracic patients.

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Demonstrates appropriate utilization of resources necessary to obtain valid, reliable clinical data.
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Demonstrates applicability of methodology and reliability of data definitions and reviews through inter-reliability testing
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Identifies areas for streamlining and improving the data collection process. Provides ideas, recommendations and alternative strategies where appropriate.
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Elicits support necessary to obtain valid, reliable data for reporting to regulatory agencies.
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Maintains up to date knowledge of regulatory changes of definitions and variables for reporting data.
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Ensures and maintains confidentiality of data in compliance with HIPAA and PHS Human Research Committee regulations
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Responsible for determining and utilizing software applications available at BWH for data collection and analysis.
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Assists in the testing of the functionalities of the web application as an Alpha test site and provides feedback and comments for the purpose of identifying ways of enhance the data entry to improve performance.
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Collaborates in a professional manner with all members of the healthcare team to promote the goals and objectives of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. This will require working with a wide variety of individuals, Divisions and Organizations.
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Collaborates in a professional manner with colleagues involved in data collection and reporting at local, regional and other thoracic surgery site(s).
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Educates lay and professional individuals and groups as to the nature of the project through individual as well as public presentations as needed
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Participates in the preparation and presentation of clear, precise and clinically accurate summaries of findings including their significance and implications to various audiences.
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Participates in the preparation of appropriate clinical criteria and/or benchmarks for medical review.
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Possesses clinical knowledge of medical care processes and the analytical ability to correlate clinical diagnosis and symptoms with established diagnostic and treatment modalities.

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Bachelors degree in related health care field required, Masters preferred.
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Minimum 3-5 years of clinical experience, preferably in surgical critical care and/or thoracic surgery.
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Working knowledge of thoracic procedures and terminology
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Computer proficiency required familiarity and comfort with MS Office products is essential for success in this position (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Access).
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Proficiency in Redcap
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Medical record review and abstraction experience preferred.
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Database management experience strongly preferred.
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Meticulous attention to detail and problem solving skills
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Statistical knowledge highly preferred.
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Background in quality improvement/assessment or utilization management strongly preferred.

Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.