Position will be responsible for assisting in the design, implementation and oversight of study procedures for ascertaining clinical outcomes for large cohort of HIV-infected and at risk study participants (AIDS Linked to the IntraVenous Experience, ALIVE study). Plans include coordinating linkages with state health information exchange, oversight of medical records abstraction procedures, development / validation of standardized case definitions for key exposures (e.g., antiretroviral regimens) and outcomes (emphasizing non-AIDS outcomes including liver, lung, renal and other chronic diseases), and regular linkage to available databases / registries (e.g., cancer registry, Medicaid) as additional data sources.
Development and oversight of study protocols for health information exchange linkage and for medical records requests and standardized abstraction procedures
Provide oversight of IT contractor in development of clinical outcome database
Work closely with PI and multi-disciplinary investigator team to implement protocol changes and to integrate data capture relevant to study objectives
Establish collaborations and linkages with existing medical databases (local, state and national disease registries; medical insurance or other health information systems)
Serve as primary point of contact for ALIVE to consortium of other HIV cohort studies, and assist in communications, data sharing and data harmonization between studies Monitor collection and perform systematic quality control of outcomes data
Collaborate and correspond with Hopkins faculty and outside investigators
Bachelor's degree in public health, health science, health information systems or related field. 5 years related experience required. Demonstrated commitment to clinical research. Expertise in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Access). Data and project coordination experience in high-level NIH-grant supported setting a definite plus. Attentive to detail with excellent organizational and time management skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.
Master's degree preferred. Clinical background (RN, PA, FMG) preferred, HIV care experience preferred Experience in collection, coordination and interpretation of medical outcomes data. Relevant work would include medical records releases, electronic medical records, National Death Index. Working knowledge and experience with database management programs, including tracking document flow and form development.
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