Nationwide Children's Hospital

Research Assistant- Research Institute Injury Staff

Posted Date 2 months ago(7/24/2020 8:41 AM)
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Research Assistant- Center for Injury Research and Policy

Full time: Main Campus; Mon-Fri 8 AM – 5 PM



We are seeking a Research Assistant- 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.


Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • 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


What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • 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



    Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

    As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

    • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
    • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
    • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
    • Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.


      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 <20 pounds for under 5 minutes.

        The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

        EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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