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University of Rochester Finger Lakes Regional Perinatal Data Coordinator - 216502 in Rochester, New York

Finger Lakes Regional Perinatal Data Coordinator

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Part Time 20 hours Grade 053 Public Health Sciences


Position Summary:

This is a part-time position (20 hrs/wk) in the Department of Public Health Sciences to support the Finger Lakes Region portion of the Statewide Perinatal Data System (SPDS). Working independently with minimal direction and latitude for judgement, the individual will be responsible for training, oversite and professional development of the Region’s Hospital based birth registrars. Must work well as part of a team, be able to complete project tasks independently as requested, use professional judgment, provide clear and concise feedback, be comfortable with reading and interpreting data requests, be detail-oriented, and at all times demonstrate the ability to interact in a professional and positive manner in both verbal and written communications.


Finger Lakes Regional Perinatal Data System Information Management

  • Based on expertise and experience develops new and updates existing orientation modules. Conducts ongoing training with birth registrar staff at 9 regional hospitals including monthly online assessments and feedback. Directs, organizes and leads quarterly face to face region wide registrar staff meetings. These meetings, also, have a teleconference capability. Conducts quality assurance reviews on site at each hospital at least annually providing written summary of findings and recommendations to medical/nursing/quality managers at each site. Identifies areas for improvement across the region and tailors Registrar training and updates Registrar Guidelines accordingly.

  • Organizes and leads Perinatal Regional Center monthly Steering Committee meetings (members: Medical directors and selected staff from Obstetrics, Neonatology/Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences). Participates in annual Outreach visits with Steering Committee to each regional hospital. Prepares quarterly reports to funder. Provides and then compilates the meeting’s evaluation.

  • Serves as a regional and statewide expert on birth certificate and survey data fields. Responds to day to day questions from Registrars at hospitals both in the Finger Lakes Region and statewide, follows up and obtains clarification for unresolved coding issues from other regional data system coordinators, NYS Health Department and the federal National Center for Health Statistics.

  • Ensures integrity of new and existing data including 18+ years of birth certificate data (>300,000 records). Oversees quality checks of data from regional hospitals, including RPC, including data cleaning and development of calculated variables, oversees codebook preparation. Manages release of birth certificate data to investigators to assure compliance with HIPAA and IRB requirements.

  • Provides assistance to birth certificate data users at all 9 regional hospitals (e.g. Registrars, researchers, and clinical staff) in interpreting results of analyses. With minimal direction from PI conducts statistical analyses using SAS or SPSS including univariate, bivariate and regression analyses and prepares data and tables for distribution at meetings and inclusion in abstract/presentations/manuscripts. Revises materials based on feedback from steering committee and co-authors. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) and 2-4 years of experience in human subject research coordination; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software. Professional Research Coordinator Certification (i.e., SoCRA or ACRP) preferred. Experience as Human Subject Research Coordinator I preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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