As a postdoctoral fellow/resident in clinical neuropsychology, this position requires accuracy in the administration and scoring of neuropsychological tests, report-writing, and careful interviewing of patients. In some settings it also requires rehabilitation interventions and working with families and patients to better understand the neuropsychological findings and the implications for their care. The position further requires demonstrated knowledge of brain behavior relationships as reflected in presentations made in the Residents' Seminar, clinical research projects, and analyzing of patient records/clinical findings. Located in Phoenix, AZ, this position is critical to the success of St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health.
Engages in laboratory, translational, or clinical research under the direction and guidance of a faculty member, developing skills necessary for success as an independent investigator.
Postdoctoral Associate in Pharmacokinetic Core Laboratory
Newly established PK Lab is seeking a PhD level scientist (postdoctoral associate) to join our team at BNI!
The Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) (Phoenix, AZ), has been ranked in the top 10 best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery since the US News and World Reports began reporting such data. The BNI leads the largest pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics-driven clinical trials program for primary brain tumors in the United States. To support the clinical trial program, a centralized CAP/CLIA certified Pharmacokinetics Core Laboratory is being developed with the mission of providing state-of-the-art bioanalytic technology and a broad range of pharmacology expertise to enable evaluation of critical pharmacological endpoints in clinical trials.
Summary of Position
PK Lab is currently in the process of CAP/CLIA certification and will be supporting healthcare professionals and patients in health management through accurate, precise and state of the art testing and research.
We are looking for an individual to join the PK Lab team as a postdoctoral associate (at the level I, II and III depending on the experience). The candidate should have a strong background in pharmaceutical sciences and ideally in PK with a reasonable working knowledge in translational sciences. Candidates who have worked in the regulated environment to develop LC-MS/MS-based methods and can demonstrate competence in pharmacology and toxicology will be preferred. The candidate should be highly motivated, able to work well in teams, and have excellent communication skills. Potential areas of application include: drug PK, instrumental method development and validation, biomarker analysis, drug metabolism, PK analysis and modeling, medicinal or analytical chemistry.
Key responsibilities include
• Development, validation and implementation of analytical methods for various drugs, drug candidates, drug metabolites, and biomarkers employing LC-MS/MS technique.
• Contribution toward the design of preclinical and clinical studies.
• Development of independent research plans.
• Performing data analyses and interpretation.
• Manuscript preparation and publishing.
• Preparation of grant proposals and applications.
• Supervision and training of laboratory supporting research staff.
• Preparation and delivery of research presentations at local meetings, national and international conferences.
• General operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment, including LC-MS/MS instrument.
• Maintenance of required laboratory safety documentation and adherence to the guidelines and regulations in compliance with CAP/CLIA and HIPAA rules.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Strong experience with LC-MS/MS-based assay development and validation, including tissue sample handling, sample preparation (LLE, SPE, PPT), operating LC instruments and Mass Spectrometers.
• Some experience in preclinical translational research (basic knowledge and experience with cellular techniques and laboratory animals handling).
• Working experience in regulated environment, such as CAP/CLIA or GLP certified laboratories.
• Hand-on experience in instrument calibration, software validation, maintenance and troubleshooting of LC and MS systems
• Experience with a PK software and pharmacokinetics data analyses, interpretation and publishing.
• Experience with writing and implementing SOPs.
• Experience with supervising Lab supporting research personnel.
• Good organizational and analytical skills.
• Ability to work independently and cohesively as part of a team.
• Ph.D. or equivalent degree (MD, DVM, PharmD, etc.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry (Medicinal or Analytical preferred), Biochemistry, Medical Sciences or in related disciplines.
Postdoctoral Position in Parkinson’s Disease Symptomology
Required Education/Experience/Skills: Doctoral degree in natural sciences and at least four years of experience working in a basic science laboratory. Skills required includes a strong working knowledge of neurobiology and associated techniques. A strong background in molecular biology including cloning, gene expression/PCR, AAV production and design, experience with creating, and handling, viral vectors, data generation and handling, data interpretation, writing up laboratory procedures and results, supervision of students, software usage. Experience with small pre-clinical model handling, surgeries, primary neuronal cell culture, immunohistochemistry, neurophysiology, and microscopy are a plus. Good command of written and spoken English is required.
Desired Education/Experience/Skills: Advanced molecular biology techniques such as cloning, recombinant protein production, and protein analysis. Electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging. Knowledge of brain anatomy, enteric nervous system function, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry and microscopy, specifically in fluorescence immunolabeling; preclinical model handling, survival surgery, behavioral testing- working knowledge of levodopa-induced dyskinesia is a plus.
Job Summary: This postdoctoral fellow position will coordinate several projects aimed at investigating the cause of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. This includes studies evaluating the gut-brain axis in neurodegenerative disease, the role of alpha-synuclein in symptomology, and the role of non-dopamine circuits. As part of the project, a strong emphasis will be placed on the design and evaluation of novel viral vectors. These vectors will be utilized to study disease proteins and circuits in various preclinical models of disease. The fellow will participate in the day to day operations of the research lab; duties will include collaborative experimental design, conducting experimental laboratory work, analyzing and writing up results for publication in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, some supervisory responsibilities will be provided, as well as opportunities to learn about current laboratory operations, including preclinical model survival surgery, behavioral testing, experimental subject euthanasia, post-mortem analyses of tissue sample preparation; tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, etc.
We seek an outstanding postdoctoral applicant with a PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular/cell biology, or closely related field. Applicants are expected to have an excellent track record of research publications and a strong interest for pre-clinical and clinical datasets and computational approaches for data analytics.
Our laboratory is focused on fibrosis and aging and investigates how changes in DNA and RNA modifications contribute to kidney and pulmonary fibrosis. We utilize single cell genomics technologies such as sci-RNA seq, sci-ATAC seq, next generation sequencing platforms and data analyses, pre-clinical surgery models and primary cell culture models relevant to chronic kidney and lung diseases with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for precision medicine. Postdoctoral candidate will get a unique opportunity to be exposed to research techniques in the forefront of various fields.
• Doctoral degree in in computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology or closely related field is required.
• Experience working with Python, R and pipelines such as Seurat, Monocle and CellRanger is required. Custom pipeline and machine learning algorithm development for data analysis is preferred.
• Experience in Bash scripting/R scripting (Linux) and job submission to cluster computing servers using SLURM commands is preferred.
• Willingness to build machine learning models using experimental or public data sets is preferred.
SUMMARY - Manages the business process of the outpatient practices of the UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s and works collaboratively with the VP, Oncology Services and the clinical team to ensure that patient care services are rendered in a timely manner and in compliance with hospital policy. Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
- Manages the operations and services of the Cancer Center. Facilitates multi-disciplinary programs to develop standard of care in clinical pathways. Assures departmental competency and compliance to all regulatory, accreditation and hospital standards of care.
- Prepares and justifies annual budgeting, maintaining effective staffing plans, determining productive and non-productive expenditures, and determining non-labor expense requirements. Coordinates capital equipment budget in collaboration with medical staff. Explores and initiates revenue enhancement activities. Manages department budget within fiscal year approved targets.
- Participates in the planning, development and implementation of organizational operational and strategic goals. Develops, implements and monitors department safety management programs. Develops and implements business and marketing plans to aid in the development and advancement of service line.
- Responsible for staffing and performance management of staff. Monitors productivity and quality to maintain compliance with all regulatory standards, gives feedback to staff, and maintains workload.
COME JOIN US as we seek a CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR who is passionate about the well being of our patients. This employee will provide prenatal instruction to community members on behalf of Community Health Education, Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
Located in the City of Chandler, Az, a suburb of Phoenix, this position is critical to the success of Chandler Regional Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health.
The Chaplain Priest helps to provide for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients who are entrusted to their care. This work is in concert with the physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team. This position adheres to the Vision, Values, and Mission of Dignity Health and St. Mary Medical Center.
Position Summary: Provides financial oversight and accounting requirements. Maintains all post-award financial management activities, ensuring approved clinical trial budgets are input correctly. Reviews and analyzes research financial reports and represents Research & Development at industry conferences, board meetings and other public forums. Champions Research & Development initiatives and funding. Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
- Provides financial compliance oversight and accounting requirements for applicable federal, NIH, State, and clinical grants.
- Maintains all post-award financial management activities and ensuring that approved clinical trial budgets are entered into the Dignity Health Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS).
- Reviews and analyzes research financial reports to ensure accuracy and integrity of information.
- Represents R&D function at industry conferences, board meetings, and other public forums; championing R&D initiatives and funding with executive management and internal clients.
This position reports to the Family Practice Residency Program Director. The position provides oversight for all administrative aspects of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (SNMH FMRP) and Graduate Medical Education (GME). Specific responsibilities include project development and implementation, employee interviewing, hiring, orienting and supervision, overseeing marketing and communication. Creates, manages and reconciles all program finances, including grants. In conjunction with the Director of Reimbursement for the Sacramento Region, the position manages the accounting and reporting of GME reimbursement for the SNMH FMRP. Oversees all aspects of SNMH FMRP resident recruitment through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Ensures compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirement, NRMP, the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the California Medical Boards. The position is also responsible for being a liaison among SNMH administration, the admin and teaching faculty at the primary medical clinic, Chapa-De Indian Health Clinic, system hospitals including but not limited to Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Mercy General Hospital, and Mercy San Juan, professional associates in a manner which is consistent with the mission and philosophy of SNMH and Chapa-De.
1 This position reports to the Program Director of the FMRP and is responsible for the management of the Family Practice Residency's activities and resources on a daily basis.
1.1 Includes planning, staffing, directing, controlling and overseeing the patient care and educational efforts of the department in order to provide administrative, informational, and clerical support to the residents, faculty, other clinicians, and educators of the program.
1.2 Responsible for creating, monitoring and reconciling the FMRP annual operating budget promoting cost-effectiveness through budgetary creation and compliance.
1.3 Grant management is also included when available.
2 In conjunction with the Director of Reimbursement for the Sacramento Region, the position manages the accounting and reporting of GME reimbursement for each SNMH FMRP resident resulting in a substantial fiscal impact to each participating hospital.
2.1 Oversee compliance to multiple accrediting, documenting, certifying and licensing agencies through IRIS, PSURV, AMA-FRIEDA, ROLIC, NRMP, ABFM, AAFP. This requires constant efforts to stay abreast of internal and external bylaws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and requirements; and ensures that assignments for clinical service coverage and training supervision are current and accurate.
3 In the event of an emergency, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the modification of assignments, rescheduling individuals, and negotiating support to ensure continuous patient care coverage and supervision of all areas.
3.1 Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, orienting, training and supervision of Administrative Secretaries, an Office Assistant II with administrative oversight of four residents (4) residents regarding department work assignments, scheduling, policies, and procedures and ensuring compliance with hospital regulations.
4 The incumbent is responsible for managing all contracts related to the FMRP, GME contracts with other hospital systems, community physicians attending on the Residency Medicine Service at SNMH and the Chapa-De Indian Health Clinic.
4.1 Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining good communications with administrative staff, internal and external contacts to provide interpretation, expertise, and advise pertaining to ACGME accreditation, ABFM certification, CMB licensure, DEA certification and other requirements relative to the clinical and educational functions of the position.
4.2 Provide support meets regularly with the program director concerning office management issues and activities and the status of projects. Identifies and evaluates the methods for improving workflow.
4.3 Travel: Must attend mandatory training courses, which may include up to 3 days of travel to Kansas City, Missouri. Travel expenses will be covered.
PROGRAM MANAGER – EDUCATION SERVICESDignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center Under the direction of the Director of Education and Professional Practice and the Clinical Unit Director, the Program Manager provides clinical, educational, and performance improvement leadership for personnel involved in the care of patients for assigned area(s). Utilizing a wide range of problem solving skills, functions as a leader, practitioner, educator, consultant, and researcher. All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization. The Program Manager is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner with respect and dignity.
Responsibilities: Assesses clinical education needs of Surgical Services. Designs, teaches, coordinates and evaluates clinical educational programs, consistent with evidence-based practice. Uses AORN and ANA standards for nursing professional development to guide clinical practice. Responsible for staff orientation and development. Serves as a consultant to procedural and specialty areas where surgical services are performed. Designs, develops and delivers curriculum to meet training and learning needs of the New Graduate Registered Nurses, RNs new to surgical services and New Graduate Certified Operating Room Technicians. Evaluates training and learning to verify key performance indicators are being met.
The Pre-Award Program Manager is responsible for the analysis, negotiation, and finalization of arrangements for research in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, this position is responsible to ensure quality research coverage analysis reviews are performed for all research proposals to identify items and services that are not billable to a third party payor and negotiate Sponsor payment for non-billable services.
The Pre-Award Program Manager oversees the workflow and assignment for all Research Contracts Specialist(s) and/or contracting agencies to ensure timely contract reviews, budget development and negotiation and execution of billing grids for post-award processing consistent with institutional goals. This position performs and oversees contract negotiation to secure favorable terms and conditions for all research transactions. This position works closely with Dignity Health legal counsel, serving as the primary point of contact for escalation of contract matters to counsel as needed and promotes terms and conditions to mitigate risk and support obligation management. This position implements and oversees research policies, procedures, and templates for the institution upon approval from Dignity Health Legal Department.
This position requires innovation and creative problem solving as well as effective verbal and written communication and a high level of innovative and interpersonal skills to interact with Sponsors, Investigators, colleagues, facility administrators and patient financial services. Using extensive knowledge of billing rules and regulations as well as federal, state and local laws related to research, this position serves as an expert in project feasibility reviews and risk mitigation working synergistically with Dignity Health Legal Department.
This position is responsible for the management of all research contract and budget negotiations with an understanding of institutional risk tolerance and research financial policies to engage leadership in business decisions key to the approval of research projects and management of the research portfolio.
Hope Street Margolis Family Center, a health, education and recreation resource of Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, has been recognized as a national model for integrating health care within its community of Downtown Los Angeles. Hope Street Margolis Family Center employs a diverse team-focused multi-disciplinary staff of social workers, home visitors, mental health and healthcare professionals, and child development experts. Hope Street’s staff is one of the core strengths of its program, with a high percentage of staff holding advanced degrees, and 90% are bi-cultural and bilingual. This extraordinary team has been gathered and developed over the years and has a high retention rate.
The mission of Hope Street Margolis Family Center is to:
- Enhance the capacity of parents and families to nurture and care for their children
- Promote children's overall health, development, school readiness and academic achievement
- Strengthen existing service delivery networks and foster community partnerships
- Develop services that are accessible and responsive to the community we serve
For more information visit https://www.hopestreetfamilycenter.org
About this opportunity:
The Program Specialist fosters collaborative relationships with representatives from local community agencies. Responsibilities include program development, planning, and implementation; assistance with evaluation efforts, and preparation of program reports and documents, as required by the funding agency. The Program Specialist will need to be flexible with respect to responsibilities as the Hope Street Family Center program evolves over a five-year funding period. All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization. The person doing this job is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost effective manner.
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is a non-conventional, non-profit research program offering state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer. It is home to the largest collection of Phase 0 trials for brain tumors in the world. Each of our team members brings a unique set of skills and capabilities that helps make the Ivy Center a leading research facility for discovery and innovation. We are a community dedicated to accelerating drug development and precision medicine in neuro-oncology. The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is currently recruiting highly motivated and driven Project Manager to join our team focusing on cutting edge Phase 0/II clinical trials for brain tumors at BNI. The Project Manager will be responsible for providing oversight and leadership necessary for successful delivery of pre-clinical and clinical projects from initiation to implementation to close-out of assigned research activities. The Project Manager is expected to effectively manage scope, schedule/timelines, budget, quality and resources of the assigned trial(s). Study management will also include outside clinical site management, vendor management, and study meeting planning and execution.
Primary: In consultation with supervisor or designee, prepares neuropsychological tests consistent with research protocols. Administers selected neuropsychological tests according to standardized instructions in published test manuals and according to research protocols; when necessary, modifies administration procedure in accordance with research participants’ physical and/or mental limitations, making note of such variations in administration procedures. Scores (manually or by computer) neuropsychological tests according to standardized instructions published in test manuals. Calculates standard scores using normative data tables. Records in writing observations of research participants’ behavior during testing, especially such behaviors that influence validity of test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Interviews research participants or family members to obtain medical, social, educational, and occupational history.
Secondary: Assists the cognitive research team and Barrow Neurological Institute with outreach tasks and events. Assists with training psychometrists, research staff, clinic staff, and other staff as needed. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and education through conferences, webinars, and article review.
Demonstrates ability to provide care and service safely and efficiently for Adults (19-65 years) and Older Adults (65 years & over).
Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, technical skills, and active listening/communication.
In keeping with the Dignity Health core values, the PVL Tech performs diagnostic medical sonographic procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision to technical detail, performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment, with ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radiologic diagnosis and assumes responsibility for specific diagnostic sonographic procedures as required.
This position is represented by SEIU-UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement. KEY WORDS: VASCULAR, DOPPLER, TECH, HOSPITAL, HEALTHCARE
The Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Quality Program was developed by CMS to promote quality care for Medicare Advantage memebers. By focusing on comprehensive documentation to identify, evaluate and assess chronic conditions at the appropriate specificity, patient medical needs are met at the highest level. The QCDI Coding Specialist's primary focus will be to facilitate and ensure the comprehensive capture of billing data for the purpose of accurately reporting HCC's; parrticipating in the reconciliation of patient medical and billing records; identifying reimbursement/quality of care opportunities. Additionally this role will provide provider education and review trends of assigned provider or medical groups.
Responsibilities may include:
- Peforms comprehensive chart reviews to ensure documentation required to facilitate the reporting of HCC diagnoses to payer.
- Identifies claims correction opportunities and submits to appropriate personnel for processing.
- Demonstrates analytical and problem-solving ability regarding review of submitted diagnosis codes versus services reflected in the documentation in the patient's chart note.
- Follows department policies and guidelines on appropriate documentation to billing codes, abstracting information from chart notes based on performance program measures.
- Partners with QCDI Nurse, as necessary, to identify trends and gaps for creating better process efficiency and provider performance.
- Assists in the development and reporting of HCC and Pay for Performance Metrics.
- Adheres to deadlines and insure reports are completed and distributed to all concerned parties.
- Provides structured and ad hoc training/education to staff and providers.
- Performs necessary analysis of data for the purpose of identifying trends and making suggestions for change to process. Develop action plans based on analysis.
- Works collaboratively with Optum, Revenue Cycle Staff, Business Intelligence-Decision Support Staff, Clinical Informaticist and Dignity Health staff associated with HCC initiative.
- Performs other duties as requested by Management.
Working under the Director of Quality Management, the Quality and Safety Nurse has the responsibility to review triggers in the Risk Trigger Monitoring platform and report results to various committees, work groups, physicians and leadership. This position will work extensively with hospital leadership to share findings, confirm solutions and measure results of safety initiatives. This position may be involved in the work groups; however, their primary focus is on the review of triggers and identification of harm and the presenting of information to improve patient outcomes. This position will evaluate care according to evidence based practices.
Researches and develops new procedures/techniques. Assists with technical supervision. With input of the Microbiology Supervisor, Laboratory Medical Director and the Program Manager of QA/PI, coordinates the Quality Assurance program in the Microbiology Department. This includes developing monitors for high-risk processes and identifying areas with potential for improvement. Uses this data to implement process improvements as indicated. Ensures that the Microbiology section is in a constant state of survey readiness. Represents the Microbiology section on the Laboratory QA Council.
This position will support Clinical Integration in the Stockton Area for DHMSO. Primary office location will be in Stockton, CA.
The San Joaquin Quality Care Network (SJQCN) is a clinically integrated physician network sponsored by Dignity Health. The Quality Management Nurse provides direct local service area support to the Clinical Integration (CI) program. The QM Nurse reports to the SJQCN Executive Director and is an employee of Dignity Health Managed Services Organization.
The QM Nurse provides local support to the CI Program through continuous interaction and education with the participating physicians and mid-level providers, as well as hospital QM staff.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Serve as a key interface and liaison for the local participating physicians through collaboration with the Executive Director, physician practice liaison, and other key members of the SJQCN leadership team.
- Responsible for physician education and training on processes and workflow related to clinical initiatives undertaken as a part of the CI Program, including CPTII and HCPCS coding, documenting quality data in paper and electronic charts, and reporting via the dashboard. This requires travel to provide on-site training in physician offices.
- Working closely with Physician Practice Liaison to provide physician office staff education regarding support for physician in implementing clinical initiatives undertaken within the physician’s area of specialty.
- Collaborate with Physician Practice Liaison by developing proficiency in understanding quality data extracts and reporting.
- Collaborate with the Physician Practice Liaison in analysis, monitoring and interpretation of ambulatory clinical quality data, using dashboard reports.
- Provide one-on-one education on use of dashboard reports and other communications as appropriate to identify potential improvements and assist physicians in understanding methods and processes required to achieve measurable results.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and SJQCN Chief Medical Officer (CMO)/Medical Director in preparing analyses, as well as monitoring, interpreting, and educating on results of clinical (ambulatory and hospital) quality, cost and utilization data.
- Responsible for monitoring and evaluating physician compliance and performance with quality standards, as identified in weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and provide feedback to the Executive Director.
- Perform patient chart review to reconcile quality reporting results with chart documentation, using a sampling methodology approved by the Board of Managers.
- Provide Executive Director with support on performance improvement and development of remediation plans at the local service area level.
- Support marketing and communications with materials relating to disease management programs.
- Attend local quality management committee meetings, if requested by the Executive Director.
- Assists the Executive Director with other duties as assigned.