Data Manager and Research Scientist, Lung Screening Program

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 174726-1A
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2022
Category: Clinical Technician

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

The Data Manager and Research Scientist for Lung Screening Program is an integral member of the CT lung screening program who works to ensure safety, best practices, and high quality standards of care are maintained for the program. The Data Manager and Research Scientist for Lung Screening Program is responsible for developing database tools and providing quality analytics for assessment of quality of care, outcomes effectiveness, and cost of care.  They also act as a patient liaison and coordinate all patient activities throughout the continuum of care. In conjunction with the Program Coordinator reports program status to the Steering Committee, Physician and Administrative Leadership teams. Works with referring physician offices and clinics to manage follow up testing. Performs program Quality and Performance assessment for the Lung Screening Program. This position also supports Cancer Institute Initiatives. In conjunction with the members of the Multidisciplinary Model of Care Council, this role acts as the Associate Research Scientist. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to: 

1. Acts as a patient liaison and performs program participation selection, invitation, scheduling and outreach. 

2. The Patient Navigator oversees all efforts related to guiding patients and families through the screening, enrollment and appointment process. 

3. Manages scheduling of appointments and diagnostic studies and tracks status of patients in database. 

4. Plans and develops patient-centered programs. Reinforces patient education and directs patients and families to available resources and supportive services. 

5. Develops and drives initiatives to eliminate barriers to care.  

6. Establishes processes and standards that ensure consistent and optimal patient navigation 

7. In accordance with NCCN criteria; enrolls patients into CT Lung screening program and responds to questions appropriately. 

8. The Patient Navigator maintains a level of knowledge to discuss benefits and harms of CT lung screening. 

9. Communicates with referring physicians regarding patient appropriateness for program and coordinates information with referral services. 

10. Acts as a liaison between Pulmonary, Thoracic surgery, Radiation Oncology, GIM and other physician practices and hospital departments. Understands, facilitate and communicates effectively with these entities as it relates to each patient 

11. Performs Patient Follow up Management for patients already screened, uses database to ensure appropriate follow up appointments are scheduled and kept as recommended.     

12. Ensures referring physicians are updated about their patient’s progress in the program in cooperation with treating physician. 

13. Responsible for Database Management – manage all aspects of the CT Lung Screening database including inputting patient screening data, patient letters, data entry input of all patient management activities, statistical reporting.  

14. Works closely with Radiology IT with database design, enhancement and maintenance. Is responsible for reporting database maintenance issues to Radiology IT for resolution. 

15. Provide updates on program activity, statistics and recommendations for program enhancements. 

16. Serves as an active member of the CT Lung screening working group and the CT Lung cancer screening steering committee. 

17. Presentation of program updates and data at conferences and meetings. 

18. Schedules and coordinates CT lung screening Steering Committee meetings to include setting agenda and documentation of meeting discussion. 

19. Recommends and implements program guidelines. Develops required tools, forms, training materials etc… 

20. Working in conjunction with the Section Head of Thoracic Imaging and Research Administration, prepares and submits materials to the Institutional Review Board as required. 

21. Works closely with communications and marketing to promote program outreach. 

22. Attends relevant conferences and meetings. Keeps abreast of current literature and keeps current of industry practice standards. 

23. Provide Research and Analytic Support to all members of the Multidisciplinary Model of Care Council, including database development, maintenance, reporting and education as requested by members of the council. 

24. Collaborate with members of each individual Multidisciplinary Model of Care, including Lung, Breast, Genitourinary and Colorectal teams on developing, measuring and tracking quality standards and outcomes. 

25. Manage all aspects of Radiation Oncology specific Research program. 

26. Research proposal assistance. 

27. Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Clinic Confidentiality policy. 

28. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities.   

29. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.  

30. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic. 

31. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients. 

32. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment. 

33. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards. 

34. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities. 

35. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education. 

36. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education:   Masters

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  None 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Strong customer service skills required. Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision. Knowledge of computer systems including the Microsoft Office Suite of products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Excellent communication and presentation skills required to interact with all levels of Clinic personnel.   

Experience:     A minimum of 3 years of progressive, relevant experience in a healthcare environment. Previous experience in Pulmonary Medicine, Oncology or Diagnostic Imaging required. 


40 hours, Day shift

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.