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Task Coordinator – MADDSP

Task Coordinator – MADDSP

Job ID 5316
Job Location Atlanta - GA
Category Healthcare
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Task Coordinator – MADDSP, provides support to the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD) organizational component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This position coordinates epidemiological, scientific, programmatic, and administrative factions for the Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (MADDSP). Additionally the position serves as a point of contact for the abstractor group, provides management of the abstractor team’s quality of work, scheduling, training, and audits of work performed by the abstractors.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Provides leadership to field team by analyzing and assisting with problem resolution in order to meet project deliverables.


Provides group management to promote team work and excellence for abstractor team members.


Provides a detailed project plan for accountability of the abstractors to meet program surveillance goals. Communicates progress to plan to program manager and the CDC management team. 


Develops and improves workflow processes for abstraction, data entry, and data cleaning activities. Each of these tasks must be reviewed throughout the study with the need to respond promptly to unexpected problems.


Trains newly hired abstractors for a period of 12 months and assesses readiness of new abstractors to be released to perform independently in the field.


Conducts random audits of abstraction at the medical and school facilities


Reports and works to resolve technical issues/concerns regarding program elements including, but not limited to; database access or functionality , data source access, internet access or connectivity, and government supplied technology.


Provides an interface from the abstractors to the CDC for technical issues with the surveillance software and actively problem solves software issues with CDC staff,


Creates and maintains the schedule for the abstractors in the field and reports to the CDC on a weekly basis on location and quality of work produced.


Maintains scheduling of data source access.


Reports and works to resolve technical issues/concerns regarding program elements including, but not limited to; database access or functionality , data source access, internet access or connectivity, and government supplied technology.


Strategizes and implements processes and procedures to meet program priorities and communicates to CDC program staff on progress and challenges.


Meets all deadlines and quality standards as established in MADDSP program guidelines.


Coordinate with MADDSP Scientific Lead to ensure project timelines and expectations are met.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration or related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience; or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Experience with protocols for standardized data collection methods. Experience with web-based computer applications and Microsoft Access databases Desired Qualifications. Experience with government record keeping requirements and processes is strongly preferred.



Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

Demonstrated ability to coordinate epidemiological and surveillance related work

Demonstrated ability to prioritize, distribute and assign work in a high-paced, changing environment

Demonstrated ability to problem solve and proactively implement solutions

Demonstrated ability to ensure coordination among scientific, programmatic, and administrative factions of multiple projects

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment




Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.