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Medical Coder - India  

Navitas Life Sciences (company)

Posted on : 22 December 2017

Project Description

Category: Experienced (non-manager)
Location: Bangalore
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Graduation / Post Graduation in Medical or Life Sciences

Job Description:

Responsibilities & functions:


  • Responsible for working in the following functions as per SOP/sponsor’s specification towards project objectives of quality and timelines.
  • Understanding of protocol and adherence to the regulatory standards and compliance in the delivery process.
  • Responsible to perform in accordance with the project requirement (scope and scale as per SOW).
  • Compliant to reports & metrics set by medical team per project and contribution towards team development.
  • Understanding of medications and medical conditions in relevance to the indication and therapeutic area of the study
  • Responsible to make best use of TMS and dictionaries for optimizing the coding process in terms of latest updates of dictionaries and best practices.


  • Understanding the protocol and scope of work.
  • Adverse Events & Medical History:
  • Coding of Adverse Events, Medical History Using MedDRA.
  • Verbatim match to appropriate Lower level term or preferred term as per MedDRA coding guidelines.
  • Review of Auto coded terms for Coding consistency.
  • Query for correction of unambiguous terms, Verbatims with spelling errors, terms with conflicting or vague information and translation of foreign language terms
  • Query for split of combination terms as applicable to MedDRA points to consider document.

Concomitant Medications.

  • ATC classification of all concomitant medications for the study using WHO-DD
  • Verbatim match to appropriate primary term synonym as per WHO-DD coding guidelines.
  • Query for update of Ingredients, Generic name, dose, Indication, route of administration, therapeutic class as per coding requirement.
  • Query for correction for spelling errors, unambiguous and foreign language terms.
  • Query for split of combination medications as applicable to coding guidelines.
  • Review of Auto coded terms for coding consistency.
  • Generation of Coding report periodically (for internal requirement/for sponsor requirement) as requested by medical team.
  • Participating and attending in various inter-departmental workshops as a means of process improvement and knowledge share.
  • Training, Knowledge sharing and support to site personnel for appropriate documentation of coding data to minimize errors and coding queries
  • Project documentation per SOP/function as applicable – creation/review/filing
  • Deliver as per workplan per project assigned by medical team and timely updation of timesheet.
  • Prepare CTQ for individual performance as per Process Documents for periodic self-assessment of goals and objective

Preferred Skills:

  • Graduation/postgraduation with lifescience background.
  • Certification/Training on Coding Dictionaries – MedDRA & WHO-DDE.
  • CRO work experience in medical coding with MedDRA & WHO-DDE
  • Proficient in CDM processes.
  • Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures, ICH-GCP.
  • Knowledge of Thesaurus Managment Sytems, Dictionary version and updates.
  • Adequate experience in Medical Coding Process.
  • Knowledge in therapeutic areas.
  • Able to understand clinical study protocol and apply for study deliverables.
  • Understanding and implementation of project specific scope of work for deliverables.
  • well versed with CDMS platforms andworkflows.
  • Defect recognition sklls, inspection skills, attention to detail, visual inspection speed and accuracy.
  • Good Excel, Word & computer skills.
  • Quick understanding / good communication skills (Verbal/Written).
  • Strong interpersonal skills within the team.
  • Problem solving and analytical approach.
  • Time management and proactive.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and innovative.
If you would like to apply for this position, or would like a discussion about this, or any other role, please send your contact details, together with your curriculum vitae to: