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Health Information & Records Specialist

REQ ID:  5981

New York, New York, US, 10022

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:

This new position will join a team that works across multiple departments on all matters related to NBA player health. This role will primarily support the management and administration of key player health related systems, focusing on the NBA electronic medical records system, in addition to several other platforms. The health information and records specialist will also interact with NBA team health and performance personnel and participate in systems trainings.


Major Responsibility:

  • Assist the existing player health group in the overall management and administration of NBA player health systems, particularly the NBA electronic medical records system, and other systems that contribute to NBA player participation and injury reporting and analyses
  • Manage and track progress of NBA player health related system development and enhancement
  • Support in-person and written training sessions and materials related to player health systems
  • Work with consulting epidemiologists and others on projects related to NBA injury data derived from NBA health related and other systems
  • Communicate with NBA medical consultants and team medical personnel on ongoing projects
  • Assess system performance and reporting requirements and make recommendations for process improvement
  • Identify the latest trends related to medical records management and utilization of derived data for medical research and disseminate information internally with substantive recommendations
  • Support project teams on all aspects of execution.


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 4-6 years of prior electronic medical records, athlete management, or related health systems experience required, preferably in the areas of project management, data quality auditing, or systems development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail oriented and well-organized
  • Proven professionalism with confidential information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Strong proficiency in drafting documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Demonstrated strong interest in and knowledge of sports industry, athlete health, and the game of basketball
  • Experience in the healthcare or sports industry and exposure to orthopedics, sports medicine, and human performance or sports science is a plus.



Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

Master's degree or equivalent experience in any of the following areas strongly preferred - e.g., MScIT, MSIT, MHA, MPH, MPA.


The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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