Senior Clinical Coding Specialist

Nov 25, 2021

Job Description

500 studies across multiple therapeutic areas. This is the exposure and scale our Data Management group has. We are on our journey to Reimagine medicine with Data and Digital and our team is focused on delivering data which is fit for purpose.
Innovation at scale is one of the strategic pillars for us as a Clinical Data Management team and you will have an opportunity to apply your skills to experiment and innovate ways to transform the Clinical Data Management process in Drug Development.
We are looking for individuals with end to end experience in clinical data management. You will play a key role in providing leadership to various teams and developing cross-functional data cleaning strategies.

Job Purpose
Provide timely and professional ongoing management of clinical trial data by performing accurate and consistent coding, providing inputs to the relevant coding sections of the Data Management Documents and reviewing coding glossaries.
Provide Functional/technical Coding leadership for multiple trials or mega trials in the role of Program Coder.
Leads/Coordinates synonym review activities and dictionary version upgrade activities at trial/Program level.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Performs accurate/consistent coding, applying standard conventions, creating appropriate synonyms, creating/closing coding-related queries, and interacting with TDMs/CTHs/Medics/others as needed

• Specific responsibility of Leading/managing synonym review/update processes and Dictionary version upgrades at trials/project level.

• Ensures that coding is completed in support of all timelines/deliverables and Coding related section(s) of data management documents are up to date.

• Troubleshoots coding problems, collaborating with peers, database developers, and/or IT support as needed

• Effectively represents the Coding in the CTT meetings or in communications with the stakeholders.

• Coach, mentor and develop the new joiners technically, may serve as an SME for Coding

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

• University or college degree in life science, chemistry, pharmacy, nursing, or equivalent relevant degree. Advanced Pharmacy degree preferred with 4 or more years of experience in drug development with at least 3 years performing Clinical coding.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to different coding technologies
• Expert level of knowledge of medical terminology, including medical conditions and medications. Strong attention to detail.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to author Coding conventions, SOPs/WPs, and training materials
• Good problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Ability to work independently, under pressure, and in an environment where flexibility is required.
• Understanding of clinical trials methodology, GCP, system validation requirements, and coding tools.

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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Global Drug Development
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
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Senior Clinical Coding Specialist

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