The Center for Injury Research and Policy contributes to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as one of only eight pediatric hospital reporting sites among a network of 100 hospitals nationally. More than 20,000 children are treated for an injury in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital annually. The NEISS Research Assistant (NRA) is supervised by the NEISS Program Coordinator (NPC). The primary duty of the NRA is to extract data from the medical records of children who are treated for an injury in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital emergency department and enter these data into the NEISS/ NEISS All-Injury Program database during weekdays according to established protocol. The NRA assists the NPC with this responsibility. The NRA also analyzes data and prepares responses and reports for the CPSC and PI. The NRA assists the NPC and PI in the preparation of reports, publications, educational materials, and grant proposals using NEISS data. The position requires highly detailed work, near 100% accuracy, and sensitivity to time requirements established by the CPSC. Data are transmitted to the CPSC from Nationwide Children’s Hospital daily. These data are analyzed by researchers at the CPSC, Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and elsewhere. Information gathered from the NEISS allows estimation of the number and types of injuries treated in hospital emergency departments nationwide and provides evidence for public awareness campaigns, consumer product safety standards, and product recalls as needed.
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 the NPC and PI 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
Provides regular updates to the NPC
Performs other duties as assigned by the NPC or PI
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Bachelor degree preferred
Two to 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
Ability to respect and maintain confidential patient information is essential
Computer experience required
Knowledge of public health and injury prevention desirable MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Note frequency as Constantly (67-100%), Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement. Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit. Sitting - Frequently Stooping - Occasionally Standing - Frequently Talking on the phone or in person – Frequently Walking – Frequently May require some lifting and carrying weight