Data Abstractor, National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) (Administrative Specialist 1)

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland OR
  • Jul 03, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

Job number: REQ-44109

Close date: 7/16/2020

Salary: $2754 - $4102 monthly

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must complete an online application at the following:

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Data Abstractor to coordinate the administrative functions of the Oregon Violent Death Reporting System.  The Injury & Violence Prevention Section focuses on the identification and prevention of morbidity and mortality due to injury among Oregonians. The IVP section maintains an injury data information system from primary and secondary sources of data on injury problems and they work in multi-disciplinary partnerships to develop prevention activities to reduce morbidity and mortality due to injury.

What will you do?
As the Data Abstractor, you will work with a team to develop and maintain procedures and systems to promote efficient flow of information and documents from data providers into the CDC National Violent Death Reporting System. You will request, gather, organize, analyze and abstract data related to overdose-related deaths in Oregon, ensure that case information is entered into the database within required timeframes, and confirm information meets quality standards. This position also tracks legislative bills related to overdose and overdose prevention.

What are we looking for?

Requested Skills

  • Three years of clerical/secretarial experience that included two years at a full performance level performing typing, word processing, or other generation of documents AND lead work responsibility or coordination of office procedures. (Courses or training in Office Occupations or Office Technology may be substituted for up to one year of the clerical/secretarial experience.)
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience as a first responder and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Experience practicing emotional intelligence to manage potential emotional and physical impact resulting from exposure to information which may cause vicarious trauma.
  • Experience reviewing reports, comprehending and synthesizing complex information, and writing brief narrative summary reports.
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy when entering data.
  • Experience applying coding standards for complex data systems.
  • Experience developing and maintaining confidential filing systems.
  • Experience organizing work and documenting progress to meet program targets.
  • Diplomatic, professional communication skills.
  • Experience working with law enforcement and medical professionals.
  • Ability to receive feedback to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

How to Apply

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Contact Information

Cyndi Phipps-Roman  503-569-0066


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