Clinical Coder at Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:

Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.

Clinical Coder


Job ID: 2021-84551
Type: US-Northeast
# of Openings: 1
Category: Data Management



ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accountable for all trial level clinical coding

  • Interact and communicate with customers and stakeholders both internal and external to GDMS as well as Sponsor when needed.

  • Support the Manual Encoding Leads, as needed, with GDO responsibilities to design, create, validate, review, approve and maintain encoding specifications.

  • Working with InForm/ Central Coding/TMS systems

  • Coding with MedDRA and WHODrug

  • Participate in relevant operational meetings.

  • Execute and trigger communications and escalations at the protocol level within department, within function and cross-functionally.

  • Execute and maintain adherence to a metrics control plan and quality assessment indicators at the trial level.

  • Support the database lock and interim analysis activities related to encoding.

  • Accept and execute special responsibilities related to process maintenance, data quality assessment, and staff training.

  • Continually monitor for opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality.

  • Performs tasks with minimal guidance from Manager(s).



Associate Degree, RN (or higher) in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, or health care related discipline

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Excellent Oral and written English language skills.

  2. Knowledge of regulations and policies applicable to the pharmaceutical industry encoding.

  3. Understanding of the clinical development process and the value of encoding.

  4. Knowledge of clinical practice and medical terminology.

  5. Ability to work cross functionally and as part of a team.

  6. Be able to work under pressure in a changing environment with flexibility.

  7. Ability to work independently and accept and act with appropriate accountability with minimal guidance by a manager.

  8. Ability to coordinate the work of others and influence decision making.

  9. Exceptional communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to communicate with both the technical and business areas.

  10. Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.


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