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Manager, Dictionary Management (Clinical Trials Medical Coding Lead)

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, US, 19380

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

As the Manager, Dictionary Management you will ensure medical coding activities and deliverables for area(s) of responsibility are completed in line with business requirements and company objectives. In addition you will evaluate and approve service level documents related to medical coding activities. 

You will oversee service providers (SP) to perform core dictionary management functions including creation of Medical Coding Plan, coding of medical terminology, peer / quality control review, issuance of coding related queries, resolution of coding issues and performing final coding procedures to ensure quality and on time deliverables. 

Other duties:

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations related to inter- and intra-departmental processes in order to identify and implement efficiencies and quality improvement measures. 
  • Provides dictionary information support to stakeholders including search criteria for Medical Monitoring Plans, criteria for searching prohibited/stratification medications and assistance with regulatory responses.   
  • Assists with maintenance of internal dictionary systems and creation of synonyms utilized for autoencoding. 
  • Provides training and support to stakeholders including MedDRA, WHODrug and data visualization tools. 
  • Serves as medical coding lead for assigned therapeutic area(s) (TA) and ensures coding consistency is maintained for programs of studies within the TA. 
  • Collaborates with the Teva Clinical Study Physician (CSP), Statistics and Clinical Programming (CP) on identifying and developing search criteria for Adverse Events of Special Interest that may be included in the Medical Monitoring Plan or for providing responses to regulatory agency questions. 


What you will bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or other related medical field of study
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with medical coding in a pharmaceutical/clinical research setting using MedDRA/WHODrug with ATC coding knowledge


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of CDISC/SDTM/Controlled Terminology
  • Experience using SQL scripts and TOAD software for searching and reviewing data
  • Strong knowledge and experience with various industry used coding systems (Rave Coder a plus)


Project Management

Sub Function

General Management

Reports To

Associate Director, Business Systems/Head of Dictionary Management

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