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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 60 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department. The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $106 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $54 million and clinical revenue of over $ 52 million. This expansion of the Department's research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.
The Department's 18 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dermatology; Dysmorphology/Teratology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Pharmacology & Drug Discovery; Rehabilitation Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine.
In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's, and Children's Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children's health system to serve the region. Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions. This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical excellence.
The Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology is involved in three major areas encompassed under the umbrella of the Center for the Promotion of Maternal Health and Infant Development. These areas include: 1. A very active clinical service in San Diego County and the Tijuana region of Mexico; 2. A local, national and international research program focused on a better understanding of environmental exposures as they relate to adverse pregnancy outcomes and developmental disabilities, and the etiology and prevention of birth defects; and 3. A teaching program that includes undergraduate students, graduate students in epidemiology, medical students, and postdoctoral students in pediatrics, epidemiology, health behavior, global health, pharmacy, and other specialities.
In collaboration with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology will oversee the ongoing surveillance activities of the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program (CBDMP). The mission of CBDMP is to collect and analyze data in order to identify opportunities for preventing birth defects and improving the health of babies. Birth defects are the leading cause of infant mortality in California and the nation. CBDMP has gathered birth outcomes data for twenty-five years and provides a controlled-access Registry that links CBDMP birth defects information to vital statistics data.
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Patient Record Abstractor shall find all potential cases of children with birth defects from hospitals and laboratories within and bordering assigned registry counties. The Patient Record Abstractor will identify potentially reportable cases by a review of paper and electronic hospital logs and reports at each facility and request the medical records. The DCS will review and abstract data from paper and electronic medical records to be uploaded to the CBDMP registry. Provide requested data needed for special epidemiological studies as required.
Extensive theoretical knowledge in human anatomy and biology, disease process and medical terminology typically obtained at the collegiate level.
Proven experience in a health information field (coder, abstractor) which requires regular use of medical terminology.
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