Medical Coder- Remote

Clearance Level
Medical Records
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ79201

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is looking to hire several Medical Coders at various levels to support the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) program. VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events that occur after the administration of vaccines.

This team covers the hours of 8 am – 8 pm EST Monday through Friday. Employees work a regular 8-hour shift with flexibility to adjust hours for team coverage or time off as needed. Some weekends will also be required as needed for surge coverage (estimated 2 weekends a month).

The current openings are for full time (40 hours/week) temporary employment with GDIT, estimated 6 months duration with possible extension.

This position can work 100% from home anywhere across the US. Reliable internet and ability to work from a quiet environment is a must.


  • Review VAERS reports containing medical adverse events and applies MedDRA codes to classify the event.
  • Performs clinical data coding for information contained in the adverse event description, lab test, and medical conditions within the coding tool using MedDRA terms
  • Ensures that the selected codes accurately reflect the term as provided by the reporter at the Low Level Term (LLT).
  • Contribute to the development of training manuals, coding guides and SOPs
  • Train other team members in MedDRA coding practices and assist other team members resolve complex issues, provide feedback to help improve quality of coding data
  • Participates in quality control processes and auditing procedures
  • Collaborate with other units to provide support for daily operations


Required skills:

  • HS Diploma required
  • 1+ years medical coding or mapping experience required
  • Experience with MedDRA or other biomedical/health terminologies such as ICD-10 or CPT required
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Ability to work from a quiet environment with a strong internet connection is required
  • Availability to work any 8-hour shift from 8 am – 8pm EST

Desired Skills:

  • Associate Degree in Medical Coding OR Bachelor’s in a Healthcare related field preferred
  • MedDRA Coder Certification
  • Case management experience
  • Nosology coding experience
  • Previous experience working from home is strongly preferred


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to adhere to deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask


We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.