Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Medical Encoding Specialist (Clinical Medical Encoding)

Location
Princeton, NJ, US
Posted
Jul 10, 2018
Ref
R1121657
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary:

Seeking an experienced Clinical Research encoding specialist to be responsible for the management of industry standard terminologies (MedDRA, UMC WHO-Drug) along with the oversight of coding for major project or programs.

Full Description:

Responsible for delivering accurate and consistency medical coding for all assigned protocols within established timelines and in compliance with all processes, guidelines and conventions.

Oversight of the review and approval of coded terms in clinical trials designated for coding with MedDRA ensuring that coding is clear, appropriate and complete based upon the investigator's entry on the CRF and in compliance with all processes, guidelines and conventions.

Establishes and maintains communications between GPV&E, clinical and vendors to ensure MedDRA mapping consistency between AWARE, TMS and CRO systems.

Establish and enforce the versioning strategy and timeline for routine version updates for industry standard dictionaries (MedDRA, UMC WHO-Drug).

Assist in maintenance activities for coding tools, including User Acceptance Testing (UAT) script creation and execution.

Perform periodic review of industry best practices and BMS coding guidelines to ensure alignment.

Assist with development and update of Medical Encoding best practices, SOPs and coding process documents.

Assist with the development; creation and maintenance of company specific Standardized MedDRA Queries.

Knowledge of general clinical research and of the pharmaceutical industry. Thorough understanding of

Regulations, GCP, ICH Guidelines as they apply to coding of medical terminology.

Must Have Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5-7 years coding in clinical research and of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge equivalent to that attained with a Bachelor's degree in the Life Sciences
  • Experience with hierarchical dictionary reporting dictionaries; MedDRA and UMC WHO-Drug.
  • Thorough understanding of the versioning of MedDRA and UMC WHO-Drug
  • Complete understand of the construction, versioning and maintenance of MedDRA company Standardized MedDRA Queries (SMQs)
  • Understanding of medical concepts, biology and chemistry in support of medical encoding
  • Thorough understanding of regulations, GCP, ICH Guidelines as they apply to coding of medical terminology.
  • Complete understand of the construction, versioning and maintenance of UMC WHO-Drug company Standardized Drug Groupings (SDGs)


Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:
  • Experience with encoding computer systems: Oracle Clinical, Thesaurus Management System (TMS), dsNavigator, or Medidata Rave and/or Coder.