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The Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology is involved in three major areas encompassed under the umbrella of the Center for the Promotion of Maternal Health and Infant Development. These areas include: 1. A very active clinical service in San Diego County and the Tijuana region of Mexico; 2. A local, national and international research program focused on a better understanding of environmental exposures as they relate to adverse pregnancy outcomes and developmental disabilities, and the etiology and prevention of birth defects; and 3. A teaching program that includes undergraduate students, graduate students in epidemiology, medical students, and postdoctoral students in pediatrics, epidemiology, health behavior, global health, pharmacy, and other specialities.
In collaboration with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology will oversee the ongoing surveillance activities of the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program (CBDMP). The mission of CBDMP is to collect and analyze data in order to identify opportunities for preventing birth defects and improving the health of babies. Birth defects are the leading cause of infant mortality in California and the nation. CBDMP has gathered birth outcomes data for twenty-five years and provides a controlled-access Registry that links CBDMP birth defects information to vital statistics data.
Under the direction of the Program Chief and the Program Manager, the Data Collection Specialist (DCS) shall find all potential cases of children with birth defects from hospitals and laboratories within and bordering assigned registry counties. The DCS will identify potentially reportable cases by a review of paper and electronic hospital logs and reports at each facility and request the medical records. The DCS will review and abstract data from paper and electronic medical records to be uploaded to the CBDMP registry. Provide requested data needed for special epidemiological studies as required.
Work Location: Ability to travel frequently to various assigned hospitals and/or clinics. Must be located in one of the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare or Los Angeles or other counties as assigned and occasional overnight stays.
Extensive theoretical knowledge in human anatomy and biology, disease process and medical terminology typically obtained at the collegiate level.
Experience in a health information field (coder, abstractor) which requires regular use of medical terminology. RHIT, CTR, CCS certification or AA degree in Health Information or Health related field (i.e. Nursing, Radiologic Technology) may be substituted for required experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated familiarity with types and manifestations of birth defects.
Familiarity with the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision diagnostic codes.
Knowledge and ability to determine the presence of birth defect(s) by reviewing paper and electronic hospital logs and medical records in order to abstract data.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to organize and prioritize a large volume of work and to adapt to changing priorities.
Must at all times, maintain and respect confidentiality of sensitive data, files, etc. Familiar with HIPAA rules and other data confidentiality policies and procedures.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must possess a valid CA driver's license and be able to travel within assigned area. Must have access to reliable transportation; must meet minimum car insurance requirements as required by California law.
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