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Research Assistant  

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization One of the nation's leading 501(c)3 nonprofit fiscal sponsors, PHFE has served nonprofit and government agencies since 1968. PHFE's staff provides a wide spectrum of nationally recognized infrastructure and support expertise. With Fiscal Sponsorship, Infrastructure Management, and Consulting Services, nonprofit and government agencies are able to reduce administrative overhead, improve accountability and spend more time and funding on programming and service delivery.

PHFE's services help make communities healthier and make a difference in the lives of millions of people served by our government and nonprofit clients.  
Location CAN001 - Richmond, CA  
Program Name NEDSS  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $22.50 - $26.44 per hour  
Open Date 1/14/2013  
Travel Requirement <5%  
Description

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Section Chief, the Research Assistant position will provide support on the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Health Information Systems Capacity Project for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR).  The Research Assistant will perform quality assurance assessments and comparisons on electronic laboratory data on reportable communicable diseases received in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) electronic surveillance system, the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE), against hardcopy documents to ensure that the laboratory data has been accurately translated to electronic form from the laboratory into CalREDIE.  The position is located in Sacramento, California. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide support on the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Health Information Systems Capacity Project for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR).
  • Perform quality assurance assessments and comparisons on electronic laboratory data on reportable communicable diseases received in the CDPH electronic surveillance system, the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE), against hardcopy documents to ensure that the laboratory data has been accurately translated to electronic form from the laboratory into CalREDIE. 
  • Monitor and review large volumes of incoming electronic data/laboratory reports to ensure accuracy of reporting and compare the data to the reports arriving by traditional means including fax, US Mail, or courier.
  • Assist with the maintenance and updating of data in CalREDIE to ensure data integrity and accuracy.
  • Travel on occasion within California. Assist with any other duties as assigned in support of the Section and/or Branch.

 

 
Position Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have full understanding and application of medical terminology (laboratory terminology preferred). 
  • Familiarity with informatics is desirable especially with knowledge of standardized clinical laboratory terminology (e.g., SNOMED, LOINC).

Education/Experience

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a setting using laboratory medical technology regularly.
  • Experience in a clinical or public health setting, and familiarity with medical terms and jargon, desired. 

Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Work with other programs and other staff as a team player.
  • Communicate and coordinate with individual submitter laboratories for data questions. 
  • Proven organizational skills. 
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong oral and written skills. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Stand                                       Frequently

Walk                                        Occasionally

Sit                                            Frequently

Handling / Fingering                Frequently

Reach Outward                      Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder          Occasionally

Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend     Occasionally

Lift / Carry                               Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

Push/Pull                                 Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

See                                          Constantly

Taste/ Smell                            Not Applicable

 

Not Applicable          Not required for essential functions

Occasionally              (0 - 2 hrs/day)

Frequently                 (2 - 5 hrs/day)

Constantly                 (5+ hrs/day)

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled

 

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