DATA TECHNICIAN - SURGERY OFFICE FOR DATA ADVANCEMENT - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:

 

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Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

 

Occupational Summary 
This position is within the newly formed Surgery Office for Data Advancement (SODA) team and will work closely with several divisions within the Department of Surgery. The primary assignment will be for the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) Tissue and Data Acquisition Protocol (TDAP)study. SC2i aims to improve the care of critically injured service men and women by facilitating the development, translation, and dissemination of data-driven care models relevant to patients requiring surgery or surgical critical care. 

 

Work Performed

  • The position may also support other databases and projects Department-wide. 
  • Enter data for Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) studies and other studies as assigned Department-wide. 
  • Serve as the secondary reviewer of data entry by other parties.
  • Perform data review under direct supervision by the Data Manager and/or Research Program Leader.
  • Create and/or maintain a report to track what database variables can be automated, have been automated, and areas that need further development to automate in a form by form format.
  • Work with IT analysts, Data Managers, and Clinical Data Specialists to track and report progress to Program Manager, faculty, and project administration. 
  • Answer and resolve database queries in a timely manner.
  • Execute relevant discrepancy reports and reconcile errors under the direction of the Clinical Data Specialist, Data Manager, and/or Research Program Leader.
  • Execute a data entry completion report at monthly intervals.
  • Work with Data Managers and Clinical Data Specialists to develop, revise, or update standard progress reports for Program Manager, team, and faculty presentation, which may include: number of patients entered, main diagnosis or procedure, and other summary data of interest to faculty and administration.
  • Understand and abide by the data reference manual(s). Contribute to writing and revising the manual’s data definitions, data hierarchy, and any tips for future data enterers and consumers under the direction of the Data Manager and/or Research Program Leader.

 

Minimum Qualifications
Education

Work generally requires an associate's degree in a field related to the specific position.

 

Experience
Two years required above education/training requirements. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrated organizational skills 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office applications (i.e., excel, word) 
  • Data entry experience is preferred
  • Minimal exposure to and/or understanding of the clinical setting is preferred
  • Additionally, experience with electronic medical records is preferred

 

 

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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