Clinical Data Specialist

Position: Clinical Data Specialist

Job ID: 152928

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Clinical Data Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will oversee the data systems of multiple care processes within a single clinical program.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides timely access, effective facilitation, and appropriate use of data tools
  • Coordinates data collection, extraction, and validation and supports outcome analysis and information presentation for a variety of internal and external customers to create best clinical practices
  • Works with front-line clinicians and clinical program leaders to identify which data elements must be captured to manage a care process effectively
  • Integrates select local and national databases for the clinical program data mart in order to ensure their availability for reporting purposes
  • Works collaboratively with clinical program leaders and evidence-based practice outcomes center to review current literature and to identify and consult national experts concerning key clinical processes
  • Identifies areas for clinical study and participates in design and implementation of data collection and analysis
  • Identifies and brings issues forward related to business processes that do not support the delivery of appropriate solutions to clinicians
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of proven project management principles including resource allocation, cost tracking, monitoring project scope, and project risk management
  • Escalates priority conflicts to clinical program leadership for resolution
  • Coordinates with IS during the implementation of IS solutions, coordinates with IS staff and clinical users, and provides ongoing feedback to IS to ensure success


  • Master’s degree in clinical discipline such as nursing, business, informatics, or other healthcare related field required
  • 5 years’ healthcare experience required
  • EPIC Certification highly preferred 

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