Oncology Data Specialist

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7108658 (Ref.No. ta222281)
Posted: August 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, and one of only 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the United States. This highly competitive accreditation ensures that our patients receive the highest standard of care and have access to the most advanced cancer treatment options.

At the Stephenson Cancer Center, we have an exciting new job opportunity that could be right for you! The Oncology Data Specialist is responsible for leading staff and managing research data, including data collection and entry, and patient enrollment for pharmaceutical and investigator-initiated studies. Leads the review, abstraction, collection and analysis of data for a specialized program or project.


  • Data Collection. Collects data for patient enrollment and maintains electronic data system.
  • Communication. Determines required protocol procedures and discusses required information with clinic, chemo, and research staff. Serves as liaison between site and sponsor regarding data issues and discusses data issues or discrepancies to appropriate staff.
  • Documentation. Obtains research source documents from patient records. Verifies pharmaceutical study source documents have appropriate signatures and are correct for the pharmaceutical studies and cooperative group. Develops and implements study-specific source documents.
  • Data Entry. Assists with data entry of registration, toxicity, drug, radiation, and pathology data. Meets with external monitors to clarify and determine data entry corrections. Assist management in prioritization of data volume and timeliness.
  • Organization. Prepares research charts for clinical and and/or research team. Prepares advanced study-specific reports and queries and discusses with investigators and administrators, including collecting data from other sites. Coordinates specimen and tissue submissions with Biorepository staff.
  • Collaboration. Collaborates with investigators to collect data for internal chart review projects and to maintain study- specific data sets for toxicity and outcome measurement. Develops action plans to address research deficiencies with staff.
  • Auditing. Monitors for protocol compliance, including dosing, study procedures, tumor measurement, and/or disease assessment entries. Notifies management and regulatory specialist of all protocol deviations. Audits study patient documents to identify protocol non-compliance and develops action plans to address deficiencies. Represents Data Management in external audit.
  • Other Duties. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements


Education: High School Diploma

Experience: 24 months data entry and quality assurance experience. Advanced degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Outlook.


  • Knowledge of HIPAA
  • Ability to code Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE)
  • Ability to communicate in writing and orally

Working Conditions:

Physical: Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.

Environmental: Standard office environment


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