Job Posting: The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI) is searching for a Clinical Research Finance Manager to join its management team. This position will be responsible for fiscal stability and management of clinical trials finance by recommending, developing, and implementing programs, practice strategies and services for Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute's (SOCCI) Clinical Research Office (CRO) and affiliates. Responsible for clinical trials financial operations, reports, invoicing, and research billing compliance. Oversees externally funded project contract negotiations and budget development. Provides direction and day-to-day supervision to the research finance staff within the SOCCI Clinical Research Office.
Management of Clinical Trials Finance Operations Responsible for the management, oversight, and compliance of SOCCI's clinical research finance unit. Responsible for developing, monitoring, and disseminating financial analysis reports to SOCCI leaders on a quarterly basis. Responsible for the generation of annual service center rate proposals in conjunction with Cedars-Sinai Sponsored Research & Funds Administration (SRFA) office. Provides annual cost projections to inform budget planning. Develops and manages financial reporting regarding principal investigator and program fees and disseminates reports to faculty on a route basis. Monitors financial health of all trial accounts and provides monthly reports to leadership summarizing activity and balances to date.
Management of Clinical Trial Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Develops and manages system for tracking outstanding accounts receivable. Oversees invoicing for SOCCI CRO resources and services required of clinical trial participation. Oversees individual patient billing issues related to SOCCI CRO accounts for all clinical trials. Develops and manages auditing system for tracking sponsor's payments and financial responsibility.
Management of Research Billing Compliance In conjunction with institutional resources, enhances research billing compliance process to ensure accurate and compliant patient billing. In conjunction with Patient Financial Services (PFS), performs audits to assess the effectiveness of the research billing compliance process and identifies opportunities for enhancement and/or develop corrective action plan in the event deficiencies are noted. Works with patient accounting (revenue cycle) to adjust incorrect and/or complex billing and reimbursement issues associated with research patient accounts.
Planning/Program Development of Research Finance Operations and Training Responsible for recruitment, training, management, and continuing education of clinical research finance staff. Establishes and participates in a formal departmental orientation program and administers a training program within clinical research finance unit. Assists in the training of new CRO staff. Enhances professional growth and development through providing educational programs and in-service meetings. Assesses the needs of SOCCI and develops and implements new policies and procedures as needed. Oversees the compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Management and Coordination of Clinical Trials Study Budgets and Contracts Oversees budget development and contract negotiations for externally funded cancer clinical trials. Participates in the budget development process for internally funded projects and/or budgets necessary to support of concept submissions. Works collaboratively with central research administration entities to optimize research finance processes. Monitors processing timeframes to ensure optimal activation times. Responsible for overseeing the processing of contract/budget amendments and modifications during the course of a clinical trial. Audits research files to ensure proper file maintenance as required by sponsoring agency
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Bachelor's Degree is required. Experience: 8 years of relevant experience in clinical research finance and staff supervision/management. Physical Demands: Stand dynamically to perform a function and move to perform another. Stand statically in one place to perform a function without changing location. Sit at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping, or carrying of light objects. Perform continuous operation of a personal computer for four hours or more. Use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects and/or operate equipment. Climb stairs and/or ladders. Bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, or crawl. Bend upper torso and reach up and out with hands and arms. Balance the body while walking, standing, crouching, or stooping to prevent falling. Perform unaided lifting of objects, please list the amount of weight that would be lifted, along with the frequency required
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.
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