Terminology Specialist

Terminology Specialist

Role Title: Terminology Specialist

Competency Area: Health Information Management Standards

Competency Level: Intermediate

Description of Job:

The Terminology Specialist is required to develop and maintain mappings and reference sets between healthcare related data and clinical terminology systems and classifications. He or she will work in a multi-disciplinary team in multiple care settings including environments with clinicians and allied healthcare providers. A key component to this role is the ability to apply domain knowledge and terminology expertise to tailor and integrate mapping and reference set development, best practices to specific clinical project or operational context by applying a quality assurance framework. 

Job Duties:

  • Develop and validate reference sets, data mapping, and transformation of healthcare data into the integration service and/or data warehouse 
  • Develop tooling test plans and verify tooling integrity with technical experts
  • Identify and resolve mapping and reference set tool errors 
  • Work with clients and other terminology team members to analyze and transform data 
  • Provide education to multiple stakeholder groups using audience-appropriate communication on the value and benefits of clinical terminology adoption
  • Ensure that policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures exist to ensure the appropriate validation and approvals occur throughout the terminology mapping/reference set lifecycle
  • Develop and utilize a quality assurance framework for terminology mapping and reference set 

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management, Health Informatics, or related field; a combination of a diploma and work experience may be considered 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in an EHR environment and with terminologies (e.g., SNOMED CT, LOINC) 
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in environment utilizing medical terminology and medical coding 
  • Terminology Standards advanced certification will become a requirement 
  • CHIM certification is an asset