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Full Job Title: Director - Office for Clinical and Translational Research

Job Number: 93416

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 10-27-2017



DEPARTMENT: Office for Clinical and Translational Research (OCTR) (Clinical Trials Office and Translational Research Trials Office)

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Vice President, CCRF; Medical Director, OCTR

TITLES SUPERVISED: Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Clinical Research Manager, Sr. Assoc. Clinical Research Marketing, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, Contracts and Budgets Specialist, Contracts Specialist, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Project Manager, Research Nurse, Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Associate, Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE'S DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 20-30

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE'S INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 10-20

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide leadership, oversight and assume responsibility for the daily operations of the OCTR including business development/ marketing and recruiting/ industry contract and budget negotiation/ sponsored program contract draft, issue, review and negotiation /regulatory/ management for clinical and translational trials. Ensure that all operations are organized, coordinated and of the highest quality to position CCHMC to be a leading research center. In collaboration with Medical Director, OCTR develop, promote, implement and enhance processes to support the strategic plan for the department and the institution. Facilitate customer service (to faculty, staff, and sponsors) while at the same time providing institutional oversight and compliance with research processes. Implement sound business management practices related to all aspects of clinical and translational research management.

Responsibilities
·BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
Oversees the daily operations of the OCTR including business development/ marketing and recruiting/ industry contract and budget negotiation/sponsored program contract draft, issue, review and negotiation/ regulatory/ management for clinical and translational trials. Utilizes best practices and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure consistent quality research and effective business practices are conducted. Identifies and ensures IT processes/systems are utilized to maximize departmental and institutional efficiencies (Epic, ePAS, PeopleSoft). Serves as an expert resource to researchers for clinical trial administrative processes and exhibits sound problem solving skills. Applies general knowledge of regulatory requirements (ICH, FDA, GCP, institutional and departmental) to clinical research operations. Provides institutional and departmental fiscal management oversight for research processes (fee for service, research fee schedule).
·STRATEGIC PLANNING
Assists in institutional and departmental new business development (increased utilization of department services, recruitment of pharmaceutical sponsored studies, improved capabilities to enhance NIH awards). Serve as a liaison for internal and external customers. Promote customer service through the development and implementation of programs and quality standards. Define institutional and departmental goals and objectives. Develop metrics to ensure/demonstrate achievement of identified goals. Utilize skills to contribute to institutional and departmental strategic planning. Collaborates with other research administration departments and participates in institutional initiatives to enhance overall research operations (including but not limited to ORCRA, SPO, CTC, CTSA and the CTRC. Serve as representative at meetings with CCRF and Medical Center senior management, Divisions/Departments, and other constituents. Contribute to planning and development of infrastructure support to meet strategic goals.
·MANAGEMENT
Directs and supervises diverse staff including performance evaluations, scheduling, orientation, and training. Make recommendations on employee hire, transfer, promotion, salary change, discipline, termination, and similar actions. Help develop and administer departmental policies and procedures. Oversee and provide daily leadership. Provide supervision of assigned staff for carrying out department goals and objectives and medical center mission and values. Make job requirements and goals for each position clear to employees and provide sufficient training to achieve the desired level of competency; document evidence of competence on an annual basis.
·PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Identify service areas, plan approaches for improvement activities, design new processes with specifications and expectations against which success can be measured, systematically measure collected data, assess performance over time, improve and redesign processes based on the evaluation, and reassess continuously. Implement and ensure efficient processes for OCTR activities. Monitor effectiveness and fiscal integrity.
·PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Provide input and actively participate in education initiatives for the department and the institution. Mentor and oversee the professional development of the staff. Make job requirements and goals for each position clear to employees and provide sufficient training to achieve the desired level of competency; document evidence of competence on a continuing basis. Understands, adheres to and models Core Standards as defined organizationally and specifically within the OCTR. Manage the selection, development, motivation, evaluation and discipline of personnel.

Skills & Competencies
·Interpersonal Communication
Candidate possesses excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
·Interpersonal Communication
Candidate possesses excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
·Analytics
Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations regarding operations and budgets and a well-developed business plan
·Professional Knowledge
Possesses knowledge of related regulatory agencies, roles and responsibilities of procedures and regulations specific to clinical research and human subject rights; demonstrates organization, leadership and management skills

Required:
·Bachelor of Health Care Admin OR business fields
·5 years of clinical research experience OR Related Experience
·4 years related experience AND Supervisory experience

Preferred:
·Master of HealthCare Admin OR Business related field

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