The primary purpose of the Clinical Data Associate II (CDA II) position is to conduct research subject registration and yearly follow-up for the University of Minnesota’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Database and for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) as part of reporting requirements.
Collected research data on the various treatment protocols is used to help physicians and researchers analyze transplant patient outcomes, evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transplants, improve patient survival, and determine the future direction of transplant procedures.
CDA’s collaborate and communicate effectively with the entire team to share knowledge/expertise, improve accuracy, processes, and team morale.
Specific job responsibilities include:
Conduct extensive follow-up reviews of research subjects (patients) from time of transplant to death, collecting data for both local and international databases (CIBMTR). These reviews are completed from pre-determined sentinel clinic/hospital visits (100 days, 6 months, annual or biannually) and are due at specific organizational and regulatory reporting intervals.(40%) Abstract clinical data from outside and local medical records in order to register the research subject (patient) in local and international databases. (35%) Mentor and train other CDAs regarding the process and rules of our specialized data abstraction and form completion. Provide training, support, and ongoing guidance as needed. Collaborate as a team when questions arise. Act as a mentor and liaison for student employees to help them determine daily workflow and priorities. (15%) Complete query and data discrepancy requests in a timely manner. (10%)
The percentage effort on major job functions will vary based on the number of patients on landmark list & reviews required as well as changing priorities within the unit.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: -BA/BS in a health-related field AND 2 years of experience in a medical or scientific field or a combination of related education and experience equal to 6 years -Knowledge of blood and marrow transplant terminology -Knowledge of indications for blood or marrow transplants -Experience with obtaining Authorization of Release of medical information -Experience working in a research setting -Experience in medical data abstraction -Familiar with EMR systems. -Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Access, Excel) -Knowledge and understanding of medical, scientific, and research principles and procedures -Ability to sit for 6 - 8 hours/day -Ability to type at a computer for 6 - 8 hours/day
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience with data entry into BMT database and CIBMTR (FormsNet)
This position requires a positive attitude, excellent attention to detail, superior organizational skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and the ability and willingness to work with changing priorities.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.