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Job Summary

The Clinical Data Quality Specialist will join the Research Data Warehouse team in the Medical School's Office of Research (OoR), and is funded as a full time position.


One such team is the Research Data Warehouse (RDW)  - a strategic initiative to make clinical data for research more available, more high quality, and more secure.  We are seeking a clinically skilled, highly motivated individual who can lead efforts in data validation, optimization of data views to be consumed by researchers, and mapping data for inclusion in national initiatives.  Specifically, we are seeking someone to create a monthly dashboard of data quality metrics.  This dashboard will be informed by queries in the RDW, comparison of clinical data in RDW to data in the Health System Data Warehouse, and Clarity.  The Clinical Data Quality Specialist will also help map RDW clinical data to common data models, like OMOP and the CDM, used in the Patient Centered Outcomes Data Initiative (PCORI).  


  • Serving as primary point of contact for questions related to research data, QI measures, clinical content mapping, and expected results
  • Data validation and dissemination of audit reports
  • Serving as clinical liaison and resource between researchers and IT staff
  • Developing on-going continuing education programs, i.e. case studies, online modules, 
  • Reviewing, managing, and addressing concerns, including data definition clarification
  • Participating in inter-departmental activities, such as meeting, conferences, conference calls
  • Preparing training material and guidelines to educate research community

Required Qualifications*

  • 3 years of direct clinical experience 
  • Experience in use of electronic health record for quality improvement, research, or analytics
  • Experience and/or additional training in informatics
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, including MS Access and Excel
  • Experience with gathering, elucidating and validating data and information requirements
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills are necessary. 
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities with competing data needs
  • Enthusiasm and self-initiative for making a difference in the lives of patients 
  • Candidate must be committed to data security and the protection of sensitive information with demonstrated knowledge of applicable data use and sharing safeguards
  • Demonstrated ability to set and implement priorities, organize and delegate effectively and efficiently

Desired Qualifications*

  • Registered nurse or bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Masters of Science or Doctorate of Nursing Practice preferred
  • Additional training in informatics, information systems, computer science, or similar discipline
  • Clinical research experience 
  • Clinical Quality Improvement experience

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday

Work Locations


Background Screening

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Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.