Manage clinical and operational aspects of the Intermacs registry – the fourth component of the STS National Database, including data collection and specification upgrades, data manager training, and Core Group support. Work with data warehouse and analytics center, volunteer physicians on workforces and task forces associated with the registry, and other stakeholders.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee clinical operations of the Intermacs registry:
Manage team made up of task force members, data warehouse and analytics center staff, and data managers to formulate updated recommendations for data specifications, data definitions, and report formatting.
Assist data warehouse and analytics center with data mapping between versions of data specifications and with development of supporting materials, including data collection forms and training manuals.
Oversee rollouts of new versions of data specifications.
Manage operational activities to promote data integrity:
Oversee data audit functions, including identification of audit elements, audit performance, and communication of data audit results to participants and task forces; identify opportunities for improved data definitions and data manager training.
Review data quality reports and status reports from the data warehouse and analytics center to identify gaps requiring additional data manager education, data definition clarification or modification of data validation procedures and technologies.
Manage the process for requesting out-of-scope work to be performed by the data warehouse and analytics center and track the progress of approved work.
Assist in developing content for the Intermacs registry’s annual conference.
Facilitate Core Group activities, including the development of the FAQ documents on the STS website.
Collaborate with the data warehouse and analytics center to create materials and programs to support data managers, including manuals, learning modules and webinars, in consultation with the Core Group and staff from the Education and Member Services Department.
Collaborate with Quality staff and staff from the Marketing and Communications Department to produce four National Database newsletters annually.
Collaborate with the data warehouse and analytics center and Core Group to answer participants’ questions related to Intermacs registry content, data collection, report interpretation, HIPAA, etc.
Use clinical and registry knowledge to support the development and testing of National Quality Forum measures applicable to Intermacs.
Perform other duties as assigned to facilitate Intermacs research activities with investigators and the STS Research Center.
Coordinate with finance staff to track financial transactions and monitor budget.
Work with relevant parties to develop and update Intermacs registry website content and related educational and promotional materials.
Provide organizational administrative support:
Support workforces and associated STS governance bodies related to the Intermacs registry.
Assist at STS, AATS and Intermacs Annual Meetings as needed.
Assist Director with budget planning related to the Intermacs registry.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field such as nursing or perfusion is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of five years of related work experience, preferably in a medical specialty society environment, is preferred, including three years of experience working with clinical databases. Knowledge of medical terminology and information, preferably in mechanical circulatory support, is preferred.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
With a staff of 65+ employees, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is headquartered in Chicago and has another office in downtown Washington, DC. A team of dedicated professionals, the STS staff strives for excellence as they uphold the STS staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
The Society publishes a major peer reviewed journal, The Annals of Thorac...ic Surgery, provides innovative educational programming at its centerpiece Annual Meeting and in other forums, and is highly respected for its advocacy efforts in Washington. STS also is considered the national leader among medical societies of all sizes in the field of outcomes databases. Since its inception in 1989, more than 100 publications have come from the STS National Database (in the areas of Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic and Congenital Heart Surgery). These studies have been published in a variety of professional journals and textbooks. The Adult Cardiac Surgery Database component of the STS National Database has recently served as the basis for a federally funded national comparative effectiveness study, as well as for research in targeted areas of cardiac surgery.