Purpose: Abstract data on unintentional and indeterminate manner drug-related deaths for the Michigan Violent Death Reporting System (MiVDRS) and Michigan Opioid-involved Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance System (MOMMSS).
Duties and Responsibilities: • Abstract case data from law enforcement and Medical Examiner case files for drug-related deaths occurring in counties across Michigan. Data shall be abstracted into the National Violent Death Reporting System online database in a timely manner using established protocols, including the construction of brief incident narratives. • Work with contacts at assigned data source agencies to establish and maintain data collection procedures and schedule when necessary. • Maintain good working relationships with the other MiVDRS and MOMMSS team members and staff of the agencies providing access to the incident case files. • Follow all project data security and confidentiality procedures and protocols. • Participate in required data abstraction trainings. • Participate in all necessary evaluation and quality assurance activities. • Participate in MiVDRS and MOMMSS team meetings. • Participate in all required trainings, including confidentiality and security trainings and sign oath of confidentiality. • Other duties as assigned by the MiVDRS/MOMMSS Mortality Program Director.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in any major.
Experience: Minimum of two years professional experience.
Important Skills and Characteristics: Excellent and demonstrated written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; experience with data abstraction and/or data entry.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Standard office environment requires use of computer and fax, as well as the capability of communicating with other offices and agencies via telephone and electronic mail. Job requires travel, including in-state overnight, as needed to carry out the assigned work. Must have the ability to work at a computer and operate normal office equipment. Job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of <25# and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 25% to 75% of the time. Valid vehicle operator’s license required.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: None.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: Competent performance in this position has a substantial impact on the integrity and professional reputation of MPHI, including meeting the needs of MPHI clients in a timely manner, maintaining professional relationships, and enhancing the potential for future contracts with clients.
Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose 1. MiVDRS/MOMMSS Mortality Director Daily/Weekly Progress reports/problem solving 2. MiVDRS and MOMMSS Staff As needed Progress review/joint problem solving 3. Injury & Violence Prevention Unit Manager As needed Evaluation/work-related problem solving
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”