Data coordinators typically bring together the efforts of a data entry team within a company which requires data entry in large volumes. These coordinators are often employed in the health care field, and also work in sectors such as retail and industrial. They are responsible for ensuring that all employees follow proper data collection/entry policies and procedures in an accurate and timely manner, and may also interview, hire, and train employees and oversee their daily operations.
In positions where data is acquired by the data entry team, the coordinator may assist in designing collection methods and materials, such as surveys, and organizing information by analysis and classification. They must securely maintain their data entry databases, which may involve implementing security systems and performing back-ups, and must ensure that HIPAA and other privacy laws are followed at all times.
Data coordinators should be able to work independently and with minimal supervision, and must also work well under pressure to complete tasks on-time. Good computer skills and the ability to work well with databases and spreadsheets are necessary, and employers may require a college degree and/or prior experience in data collection/entry.
Data Coordinator Tasks
Collects, organizes, and then migrates incoming data acquired by company to other departments within the company for use.
Follows company and federal regulations when working with data.
Informs data collectors of any missing or necessary data that needs to be gathered.