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Study Background: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind and it is currently moving into its third extension. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), located at Fred Hutch, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI and is responsible for data collection, management and analysis.
Position Summary: The Data Coordinator III works independently and in collaboration with other outcomes operational staff to assist in accomplishing the study goals described above. The primary focus of the position is to collect outcome information from WHI study participants, review medical records for participants who report an outcome of interest, and assemble complete case packets for adjudication. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating the research and administrative activities, interviewing study participants about self-reported outcomes, and responding to participant questions.
Initiate and facilitate participant phone interviews to administer study surveys
Conduct follow-up participant contacts (phone/mail) to: collect or clarify missing information, request a signed medical release, update contact information, and encourage continued study participation
Request medical records from medical facilities
Review received medical records for accuracy and completeness; re-contact medical facilities if follow-up is needed for missing or incomplete records
Assemble medical records into a study outcomes case
Follow-up on participant deaths, as needed (registering death in study database, ascertaining death certificate, and contacting next of kin)
Run and monitor operational reports to track study progress
Monitor adherence to study protocol
Attend scheduled meetings to remain apprised of updates and procedural changes
Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory role, which includes mentoring, guiding, assigning meeting together as needed and conducting an annual performance appraisal
3 years work experience with medical records, cancer registry, or related field
Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and also as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with the public
Strong oral and written communication skills
Able to balance competing and shifting priorities
Demonstrate computer skills with proficiency in a variety of software packages. Word, Excel, database programs, MS Outlook.
Ability and willingness to learn new software
Supervisory experience required
A strong knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with hospital medical records
Knowledge of clinical trials in womens and postmenopausal issues
Detail-orientation; strong organizational skills
Team player and has ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team
Empathy and excellent listening skills
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.