110936 - Research Data Coordinator
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#110936 Research Data CoordinatorInitial Review Date: Wed 9/22/2021
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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within The School of Medicine with approximately 164 Faculty, 72post-doctoral fellows along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department of 110 clinical residents and fellows are distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department. The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $138 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $65 million and clinical revenue of over $73 million. This expansion of the Department’s research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.
The Department’s 17 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development& Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dysmorphology/Teratology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hematology/Oncology; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Pharmacology & Drug Discovery; Rehabilitation Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine.In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD), Rady Children’s, and Children’s Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children’s health system to serve the region.
Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions. This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics with San Diego’s only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of the Rady Children’s Specialist of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical experience.
The Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology is involved in four major areas: 1) providing clinical services to patients with birth defects and developmental disabilities, 2) providing public health services in counseling patients, providers and education to the public about prenatal exposures and exposures during breastfeeding and their impact on child development and health, 3) a teaching program that includes undergraduate students, graduate students in epidemiology, medical students, and post -doctoral students, pediatrics, epidemiology, health behavior, global health, pharmacy, and other specialties; and, 4) conducting clinical research.
The Center for Better Beginnings within the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD conducts research studies to better understand the causes, prevention and treatment of birth defects and developmental disabilities. Research programs and projects within the Division involve federal, state and industry sponsored grants and contracts totaling over $40 million. These encompass national and international studies that require complex interrelated infrastructure and shared resources both within the Division and with collaborators and subcontractors outside the Division.
Under supervision, incumbent works as a Research Data Coordinator to provide data management for MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies, at the Center for Better Beginnings, in support of reports, scientific presentations, publications, and grants. Primary duties include conducting, coordinating and auditing medical record review, as well as identifying data entry, data quality and integrity problems that are relevant to the research hypotheses and interpretation, and working with staff to resolve these issues.
Incumbent is responsible for independently interpreting research protocols, coordinating abstraction and validation of medical record review, timely review, and following up on error correction and discrepancies for clean and accurate data. Incumbent will be responsible for, or assisting with, maintaining the trial master file (TMF), both electronic and hard copy files, maintaining training records and ensuring staff are current on trainings, and version control of study documents. Other duties include coordinating and performing data audit procedures as necessary, implementing the data monitoring plan and updating the data-entry manual as assigned, as well as reporting and analyzing data-entry errors as assigned.
Theoretical knowledge in science, such as biology, epidemiology, and/or clinical research.
Exceptional organizational, problem solving skills, analytical skills, and long-range planning skills with meticulous attention to detail, ability to identify future contingencies, and the ability to effectively prioritize workload and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions and competing demands.
Ability to analyze results of research productivity and to recommend and design methods for improving research productivity and quality.
Proven mature and effective interpersonal communications skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with appropriate demeanor to maintain good working relationships with staff.
Ability to organize and implement a plan, and evaluate achievement of milestones as required.
Skill and ability in evaluating the quality of data submitted and preparation of summary reports.
High level of skill in the use of standard office and databases on Windows platforms including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Filemaker Pro.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience and ability in working with database auditing in a setting in which multiple users are accessing the database. Experience and proficiency medical record abstraction and auditing of abstraction.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Proven experience and knowledge in working with medical records, medical terminology, medications and pharmaceutical terminology, and birth defects terminology.
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- Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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