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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Data Coordinator, Research in Boston, Massachusetts

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Data Coordinator, Research

Department Description:The BIDMC’s Center for Healthcare Delivery Science is uniquely positioned at the center of a growing healthcare network known for its commitment to quality of care, patient safety, and value. The Center will build on this commitment to develop the field of healthcare delivery science on a local, regional, and national level. Using the methods of scientific inquiry, the Center will support the development, study, and spread of healthcare delivery innovations at the level of the medical center, the Beth Israel Deaconess network, the state, and the United States. The Center is committed to training and supporting a new generation of healthcare delivery science researchers, thereby multiplying the influence of the Center and the BIDMC in transforming healthcare. Our vision is to build and study healthcare system innovations throughout the BIDMC, its affiliated hospitals, and the larger system and to translate that learning to generalizable knowledge that contributes to changing the standard of how healthcare is delivered across the country.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:30137BR

Job Summary:Responsible for reviewing electronic and scanned medical records of patients for data abstraction and entry of data elements into databases for clinical research. Will complete validation of data entry and follow clinical research protocols. Reviews data obtained by electronic queries of hospital databases and ensures accuracy. Works closely with other clinical research staff and statisticians.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Extracts data on protocol patients from electronic and paper hospital records, outpatient charts and private physician office records in order to complete data collection required by specific protocols. Enters data into computerized system.

  • Validates data entry and comparison of data obtained electronically and from medical record review.

  • Assists investigator with correspondence with IRB.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of medical terminology and/or experience in medical record review


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service:Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally