Senior Manager, Medical Coding

Celgene Newark, NJ
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July 29, 2022
Newark, NJ
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.Senior Manager, Medical Coding will be responsible for oversight of medical coding activities for assigned programs or projects or for assisting with the management of industry standard terminologies (MedDRA, UMC WHODrug), or company specific dictionaries and supporting synonym tables.This role reports to the Director, Medical Codingor the Associate Director, Medical Coding within GDMJob Responsibilities include but are not limited too:Responsible for delivering accurate and consistent medical coding for all assigned protocols within established timelines and in compliance with all processes, guidelines and conventions.Oversight of the review and approval of coded terms in clinical trials designated for coding with MedDRA ensuring that coding is clear, appropriate and complete based upon the investigator's entry on the CRF and in compliance with all processes, guidelines and conventions.Establishes and maintains communications between safety, clinical and vendors to ensure MedDRA mapping consistency between AWARE, TMS and CRO systems.Establish and enforce the versioning strategy and timeline for routine version updates for industry standard dictionaries (MedDRA, UMC WHODrug).Assist in maintenance activities for coding tools, including User Acceptance Testing (UAT) including script creation and execution.Perform periodic review of industry best practices and BMS coding guidelines to ensure alignment.Assist with development and update of Medical Coding best practices, SOPs and coding process documents.Assist with the development; creation and maintenance of company specific Standardized MedDRA Queries.Knowledge of general clinical research and of the pharmaceutical industry. Thorough understanding of Regulations, GCP, ICH Guidelines as they apply to coding of medical terminology.Requirements:Bachelor's degree in the Life Sciences or R.N.Minimum of 5-7 years coding in clinical research and of the pharmaceuticalExperience with hierarchical dictionary reporting dictionaries; MedDRA and UMC WHODrug.Thorough understanding of the versioning of MedDRA and UMC WHODrugComplete understanding of the construction, versioning and maintenance of MedDRAUnderstanding of medical concepts, biology and chemistry in support of medical codingThorough understanding of regulations, GCP, ICH Guidelines as they apply to coding of medical terminology.Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation.Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment.This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected] Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

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