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Associate Director, Medical Coding

Employer
Daiichi Sankyo
Location
Basking Ridge, NJ
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

Job Details

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Summary

Position manages the end-to-end delivery of medical coding data for assigned projects/studies collaborating with clinical and medical teams, CROs and other vendors to ensure high quality of coding deliverables to support drug development processes and global submissions. This position provides leadership within Data Management by partnering with internal and external stakeholders to optimize medical coding processes, technology, and standards. This position ensures quality delivery of medical coding for clinical trials, clinical development, and regulatory submissions. Develops and proposes strategies for medical coding and coding dictionary ensuring all clinical trials meets quality requirements and best practices in medical coding. Serves as a subject matter expert for medical coding.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership, Direction, and Strategy:
    • Provides medical coding expertise and guidance to the project team regarding the medical coding activities and deliverables. Ensures deliverables meet/exceed project/study team expectations regarding quality, time, and cost.
    • Establishes medical coding strategy at the project and/or study level for a larger number of projects/studies with greater complexity.
    • Ensures medical coding deliverables for all studies within the project/program level meets quality, time, and cost effective
    • Develop and lead medical coding processes and procedures and ensure consistency across programs and organization
    • Proactively identifies and manages risks at the project and/or study level for a larger number of projects/studies with greater complexity.
    • Interact with global counterparts in Japan and Europe to ensure consistency of coding procedures and guidelines
    • May manage medical coding full-time and/or contract staff.

  • Project Management:
    • Plans and directs the conduct of medical coding activities for assigned projects/studies through outsourcing (e.g., study startup, study conduct, study closeout, and reporting).
    • Provides oversight to CRO pertaining to medical coding, coding standards, and coding library management.
    • Manages, reviews and approves medical coding of clinical data ensuring high quality; creates and manages the synonym-lists to ensure accuracy and consistency of the coded data, and adherence to regulatory authorities’ requirements.
    • Ensure compliance with the protocol, external/internal standards, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), applicable regulatory guidelines, Policies, SOPs, and other relevant guidelines.

  • Functional Expertise:
    • Serves as a subject matter expert in medical coding
    • Reviews/approves clinical study related documents pertaining to medical coding and coding conventions including synonym documents.
    • Provides coding expertise in the development, implementation and evaluation of coding conventions and synonym standards document.
    • Interfaces with colleagues from study teams across therapeutic areas on coding-related matters. Consults with Study Directors and/or Medical Monitors to resolve medical coding issues/queries.
    • Participates in SAE coding reconciliation as necessary.

  • Operational Efficiency / Continuous Improvement:
    • Provides leadership within Data Management related to medical coding topics by partnering with internal and external stakeholders to optimize medical coding and library management.
    • Develop and maintain coding and dictionary management processes for Daicchi-Sankyo in collaboration with key stakeholders.
    • Leverages comprehensive Data Management and medical coding expertise to promote best practices across the Clinical Trial lifecycle.
    • Applies GCP principles to ensure all medical coding activities follow global SOPs, SOIs, and associate guidelines.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)
  • Bachelor's Degree required,
  • Master's Degree preferred or
  • BSN degree preferred
Experience Qualifications
  • 7 or more years of experience in a medical or pharmaceutical company, or similar environment (e.g. CRO) required
  • 4 or more years coding experience preferred
  • 4 or more years coding oncology indications preferred
  • Solid tumor and hematological indications preferred
  • 4 or more years combined experience managing people and/or initiatives preferred

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology.

With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

For more information, please visit: www.daiichisankyo.com.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is a member of the Daiichi Sankyo Group. To learn more about Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., please visit www.dsi.com.

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Phone
(908) 992-6400
Location
211 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge
New Jersey
07920
United States

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