Reports to: Senior Clinical Manager, STS National Database
Manage clinical and operational aspects of the Congenital Heart and General Thoracic Surgery Databases (CHSD and GTSD) including data collection and software specification upgrades, data manager training, and Core Group support. Work with volunteer cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and anesthesiologists on workforces, task forces, workgroups, and committees.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee and manage the data specification update teams made up of task force members, data warehousing and analytics center staff, and data managers to formulate updated recommendations for software specifications, data definitions, and report formatting.
Assist with data mapping between versions of software specifications and with the development of supporting materials, including data collection forms and training manuals.
Collaborate with data warehousing and analytics center staff to help ensure timely completion of the vendor software certification process.
Oversee rollouts of new versions of software specifications.
Manage operational activities to promote data integrity:
Oversee data audit functions (including identification of audit elements) for the CHSD and GTSD, and share data audit results with participants and task forces; identify opportunities for improved data definitions and data manager training
Review harvest data quality reports to identify gaps requiring additional data manager education or data definition clarification.
Assist in developing content for the CHSD and GTSD aspects of the annual Advances in Quality & Outcomes conference.
Facilitate CHSD and GTSD Core Group activities, including the development of the FAQ documents on STS website.
Create materials and programs to support CHSD and GTSD data managers, including training manuals, learning modules and webinars, in consultation with the Core Group and staff from the STS Education Department.
Collaborate with the STS National Database Managers for ACSD, and Intermacs Database and staff from the Marketing and Communications Department to produce four National Database newsletters annually.
Answer questions related to CHSD and GTSD content, data collection, report interpretation, HIPAA, etc.
Use clinical and database knowledge to support the development and testing of National Quality Forum measures applicable to the CHSD and GTSD.
Work with representatives from the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) to support the anesthesiology component of the CHSD.
Assist Senior Manager and Director with budget planning and budget preparation for the CHSD and GTSD.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of four years of related work experience, preferably in a medical specialty association, or hospital environment, is required, including three years of experience working with clinical databases. Knowledge of medical terminology and information, preferably in cardiothoracic surgery, is preferred.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail
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
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.
About The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
With a staff of 65+ dedicated employees, STS is headquartered in Chicago’s Streeterville area with another office in downtown Washington, DC. The STS staff strives for excellence, while upholding the staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
Through the STS National Database, the Society has demonstrated its leadership in collecting and analyzing surgical outcomes data in order to improve patient treatments, quality of life, and long-term health.