The primary duty of the NEISS Coder is to extract data from the medical records of children who are treated for an injury in the Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine emergency department and enter these data into the NEISS/NEISS All-Injury Program database during weekdays according to established protocol. The position requires highly detailed work, near 100% accuracy, and sensitivity to ti me requirements established by the CPSC. Data are transmitted to the CPSC from Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine daily. These data are analyzed by researchers at the CPSC. Information gathered from the NEISS allows estimation of the number and type of injuries treated in hospital emergency departments nationwide, and provides evidence for public awareness campaigns, consumer product safety standards, and product recalls as needed. Job Duties
- Performs data extraction and coding independently in accordance with protocols established by the CPSC
- Enters data into the CPSC NEISS database independently in accordance with protocols established by the CPSC daily
- Analyzes data and prepares responses and reports for the CPSC or PI in response to inquiries.
- Ensures accuracy of data and fidelity of data collection and entry procedures as required by the CPSC
- Assists in the preparation of reports, publications, educational materials, and grant proposals using NEISS data
- Makes recommendations about refinement of data and database procedures, and implements those new procedures if approved
- High School diploma or GED.
- Three years of relevant experience.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Three years of medical record experience preferred
- Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently required
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend detailed medical record documentation
- Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented and accurate Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
- Experience with coding medical data and management of databases preferred
- Strong written and verbal communication skills needed
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines required
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.