Vancouver - Hospital Site
Information Systems & Tech
Info.Sytems&Technlgy, Level A
Data Quality Control Specialist
Faculty of Medicine
$29.07 (minimum) - $34.89 (midpoint) - $41.87 (maximum)
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"Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.
This position is a member of the Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) Data Management Team. The position is responsible for providing data monitoring/analysis and quality control system programming support to the Data Management Team. The position will work on a variety of database/web/analyst projects and perform quality checks, generating health-related queries to ensure overall consistency of data as specified by defined protocols.
The Data Quality Control Specialist reports to the Senior Data Manager of the VEC.
The position will involve working on multiple ongoing projects, including:
- Reviewing data to generate and resolve discrepancies in data, ensuring overall consistency in how health data is entered.
- Establishing medical coding standards across projects at the VEC
- Leading technical objectives and data analyst tasks for quality control initiatives of research projects, including web application design, development, testing, evaluation and maintenance.
- Serving as the point person for specified projects (includes multi-centre studies), reviewing case definitions and eligibility questions as per protocols.
- Contributing to overall execution of the technical development of databases, coding, and debugging using established principles and standard of practice.
- Conducting literature searches as needed, reviewing articles and compiling review packages or documenting test findings for review.
- Ensures that communication tools, including reports, are prepared and finalized as discussed by the study team
- Contributing to team meetings, troubleshooting processes, development and data problems and providing end-user support.
- Providing first level programming and systems technical service support to users by modifying existing programming logic, coding necessary instructions and debugging modified programs.
Liaise with users to identify and communicate technical issues, and resolve problems.
- Prepare or update technical documents and release notes as necessary.
- Programming specialized quality edit checks in SAS.
- Performs other duties related to the position as required.
Will work under the supervision of the Senior Data Manager and Principal Investigators. Will be expected to have the ability to work independently or in conjunction with the Database Manager, Database Coordinator Assistant, and Research Coordinators.
No formal direct reports. May occasionally provide support and mentorship to students and research assistant positions.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The position is required to conduct all research activities in an ethical manner, suited to proper activities of the University of BC and to the professional organizations governing him or herself and those governing the activities of the Directors and all other investigators. Any procedures or data recorded as part of a trial must be accurate and must accurately reflect the work performed. Strict confidentiality of all study participants must be adhered to. All activities involving participants are accountable to the Principal Investigator(s).
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Degree in a computer software field will be an asset. Minimum of one year experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the area of healthcare database driven web systems and/or healthcare data analysis is preferred.
Experience in SAS statistical software is required. Experience in clinical data management standards is an asset.
Demonstrated technical experience and capabilities related to computer hardware and software, and local and wide area networking. Working knowledge of various operating systems. Strong Microsoft Office applications, relational database applications (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Access, Oracle), and statistical analysis software (SAS) skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment. Ability to analyze and interpret data, determine implications and provide recommendations. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure and meet timelines. Familiarity in working with confidential information; maintaining professionalism, diplomacy, and tact under high pressure situations.
All positions in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children's Hospital require a Criminal Record Check (CRC). A pre-employment CRC is required as part of the recruitment process and any offer of employment is contingent pending positive results of the CRC.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.