Title:  Research Coordinator III/Clinical Data Specialist

Division:  Advanced Technology Cores
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $41,601 - $59,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8711


This position is to abstract patient health information from multiple sources to curate an accurate and authentic representation of patient health histories for research purposes. The job requires the use of multiple electronic heath records (EPIC), electronic case report forms (RedCap), computer spreadsheets (Excel) and reporting tools. Responsibilities also entail ensuring accurate documentation, organization and safety of research participants. The position requires maturity in self-direction and time management. Excellent communication with a variety of health and research professionals is required.

Job Duties

  • Patient data abstraction from electronic health records (EPIC) including pathology and radiology imaging reports on research enrolled participants.
  • Able to interpret clinical notes, convert notes to an actionable timeline, and use independent judgment in determining if records are relevant to the clinical timeline and research goals. Learning a knowledge base of medical tests and treatments in Oncology and Pathology is needed to be successful at this task. (75%).
  • Extensive data cleaning and validation using computer spreadsheets and reporting tools.
  • Critical thinking is required to cross-validate data recorded in the clinical records with data received from the research lab.
  • A working knowledge of disease progression in the clinic and expected laboratory results is needed to accurately validate data. Responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of electronic case report forms for all patients enrolled in the study. (10%) 
  • Able to coordinate with research and clinical BCM faculty for the initiation and progression of new and ongoing projects and will participate in creation and development of organ-site specific data abstraction tools. (5%)
  • Participates in creating and developing SOPs as projects evolve is expected. (5%)
  • Maintains archive of confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data in compliance with HIPAA regulations and institutional standards. (3%)
  • Interviews, screens and consents patients for studies; explains process and procedures to educate participant regarding the research study. (1%)
  • Collects, processes, ships, and maintains documentation for blood and/or biological specimens according to Federal and International regulations. (1%)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.





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