• Program Manager - Neurology

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Research Administration
    Hours / Pay Period
    St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Standard Hours
    mon-fri 8-5pm
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.


    Position Summary:


    Responsible for the oversight, management, implementation and accountability of clinical research activities for a robust Neurology research program at Barrow Neurological Institute. Coordinates project activities, working closely with regulatory and contracts staff and is accountable for assigned research cost center budget.


    Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

    • Provides financial oversight and management of research requiring expertise in clinical trial billing practices, time and effort reporting and research compliance including CMS regulations associated with cost analysis for billable services and HIPAA obligations.
    • Acts as the primary program manager/liaison and works closely with Barrow staff including physician leaders and various working groups and oversight committees. A strong working knowledge of GCP, DHHS, FDA and OIG regulations is required along with any and all applicable federal and state regulations and institutional policies.
    • Utilizes clinical knowledge research experience and knowledge of government billing regulations as well as Dignity Health policies and procedures to evaluate the study and its level of appropriateness within Dignity Health
    • Leads staff of  research nurses, clinical research coordinators and research assistants.
    • Coordinates the process flow of a study from initial Accountable Executive approval to IRB through the final sign off.
    • Facilitates feasibility, IRB review and approvals between multi-sites based upon governing policies.



    Education and Experience: 
    • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and/or additional job related experience in lieu of the degree.
    • Three (3) years experience in research management Familiarity with NIH and other governmental research funding mechanisms required.
    • Experience with clinical trials Experience in research contract management and project budgeting
    • Superior knowledge of GCP, ICH, and FDA regulations. Self-directed, with the ability to develop project plans from conceptualization to implementation in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to effectively communicate complex information and processes to a variety of audiences. Proven attention to detail, with strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, time management, and customer service skills. Strong computer skills and the ability to utilize automated hospital systems. Strong interpersonal skills to effectively navigate a matrix organizational structure and effectively lead cross functional teams. Ability to work effectively with physicians, scientists and donors Familiarity with using social media for patient and advocacy group outreach..



    • Minimum of five (5) years of clinical research experience with a minimum of two (2) years of clinical research management Preferred
    • Preferred: Experience in neurology. Experience in basic science operations. Experience with contract research organizations (CRO’s). Supervisory experience.
    • Master's Degree Preferred





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