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Specialist, Research Data Collector II-CHR

Location Portland, Oregon Job Number 1026081 Date posted 01/17/2022
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To analyze, interpret, abstract and provide appropriate information required by research studies on local, regional and national levels. Carry out data management activities for health services research projects in a manner which promotes accuracy and efficiency. Use a broad range of computer assisted technologies and interpersonal skills to meet project needs. Must be able to prioritize work, solve problems, and work independently to meet deadlines.

Essential Functions:
- Medical Record Chart Abstraction. Requires knowledge of drug and disease terminology to correctly and efficiently analyze, interpret and abstract all medical information to meet requirements for each study. Studies can include, but are not limited to, looking at: dental records, various cancers for treatments and outcomes; immunizations and adverse effects; cardiac problems and treatments; drug overdoses; HPV; and hepatitis treatments. Able to make subjective decisions regarding diagnoses and or treatments. Must be able to interpret operative, x-ray, labs and pathology reports.The information collected can be put directly into a computer program provided by the study or put on a paper form that will be entered later. Use appropriate computer programs to assist in data coordination, tracking, or communication, such as RRS, Health Connect, study specific programs, and other software as needed. Assist with piloting and updating procedures as required by studies. Monitor, document, and report on study progress. Responsible for efficient and timely review and abstraction, as well as coordination of abstraction performed by other data abstractors related to core measure data. Responsible for QA and reporting of discrepancies to the Project Manager and PI.
- Operate and maintain scanning equipment, monitor the scanning process. Apply edits to the scanned data. Respond to phone calls from Kaiser members from the KPNW region and other Kaiser regions. Answer questions about the status of the questionnaire. Mail out forms to members when requested.
- Use the Formsgen Data Entry Application to design, build and test Questionnaires and Forms. Review, enter, and verify research questionnaires, chart abstraction forms and other research data using various applications on mainframe computers, web access and PCs. Work with Investigators and Project Managers to customize data entry form specifications and identify, resolve technical problems associated with data entry programs. Work with project team to review questionnaires to insure design is consistent with data entry requirements. Work with project team to develop field edits, cross-field edits, and verification requirements to insure data entry quality control. Review all forms with project staff and the graphics department before they are sent out for printing.
- Must have excellent time management/prioritization skills with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, shifting priorities and successfully meeting deadlines. Follow Good Clinical Practices (GCP) data-handling procedures and guidelines. Collaborate effectively with other members in the department as well as members of project teams. Identify and negotiate solutions to problems, suggest improvements to data collection procedures. Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum two (2) years of experience collecting information using telephone/face-to-face interviews and/or working with patients and study participants in clinical situation and/or health records abstraction.
- Minimum one (1) year of experience collecting or processing data for research or quality assurance purposes.
- Master's degree in information systems, social science, economics, health care, business or public administration OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
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Additional Requirements:
- Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and disease processes.
- Working knowledge of medical records organization and interpretation.
- Working knowledge of communication and interviewing skills.
- Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated aptitude for analytical thinking, attention to detail, organization and problem solving.
- Demonstrated ability to use a computer and learn new technology.
- Ability to function in a team environment and use negotiation skills.
- Ability to learn database concepts and to customize computer programs for project data collection, e.g., set-up programming for Scanner and CATI system.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience using MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access to organize and communicate Information.
- Experience leading or managing research collection functions.
- Experience working in a clinical setting.
- Thorough knowledge and experience with multiple data collection techniques and data quality control in a research setting.

- Bachelor's degree or extensive college courses OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- Familiarity with classification of disease processes (diseases, symptoms, procedures, lab/xray tests, drugs, and episodic relationships).

Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Center for Health Research Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NW-02|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Center for Health Research - Research Biostat Analysis - 1001 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.