Title:  Research Coordinator I

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $14,355 - $16,241
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  12273


The primary duty of the NEISS Coder is to extract data from the medical records of children who are treated for an injury in the Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine emergency department and enter these data into the NEISS/NEISS All-Injury Program database during weekdays according to established protocol. The position requires highly detailed work, near 100% accuracy, and sensitivity to ti me requirements established by the CPSC. Data are transmitted to the CPSC from Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine daily. These data are analyzed by researchers at the CPSC. Information gathered from the NEISS allows estimation of the number and type of injuries treated in hospital emergency departments nationwide, and provides evidence for public awareness campaigns, consumer product safety standards, and product recalls as needed.  

Job Duties

  • Performs data extraction and coding independently in accordance with protocols established by the CPSC.
  • Enters data into the CPSC NEISS database independently in accordance with protocols established by the CPSC daily.
  • Analyzes data and prepares responses and reports for the CPSC or PI in response to inquiries.
  • Ensures accuracy of data and fidelity of data collection and entry procedures as required by the CPSC.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports, publications, educational materials, and grant proposals using NEISS data.
  • Makes recommendations about refinement of data and database procedures, and implements those new procedures if approved.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Two to three years of medical record experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend detailed medical record documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Experience with coding medical data and management of databases.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential patient information.
  • Computer experience.
  • Knowledge of public health and injury prevention.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.