Research Finance Liaison for Clinical Research Management Office, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC)
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Research Finance Liaison for Clinical Research Management Office, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC)
Georgetown'sLombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) committed to recruiting, educating, and developing the careers of the next generation of outstanding basic and clinical cancer researchers who will continue the fight against cancer.
The Research Finance Liaison is the essential link between the LCCC Clinical Research Management Office (CRMO) with and other GUMC resources, such as the Clinical Research Operations Office (CROO) and LCCC Administration, for optimizing the clinical research finance process and increase overall financial cost-recovery from external sources (i.e., industry sponsors). They also interface among designated staff within CROO, LCCC Administrative team, GUMC Finance, and CRMO to facilitate communication, and ensure adherence with patient progress reporting to leverage OnCore capabilities and identify opportunities to invoice sponsors for research costs outlined within fully executed clinical trial agreements (i.e., contracts).
Reporting directly to the CRMO Administrative Director, the Research Finance Liaison has duties that include but are not limited to:
Optimize Research Finance Cost-Recovery
Oversee various financial and associated compliance aspects within the CRMO in close collaboration with CROO, GUMC Finance and LCCC Administration
Communicate on an ongoing basis with clinical research staff and faculty and collaborate with other administrative and business offices regarding study activation, patient study statuses, invoiceable activities, billing, collections, and internal financial transfers
Review and monitor all contractual agreements to ensure that financial components are met
Identify and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and quality metrics to ensure team operates to maximizes revenue
Work with CROO and business office to adjust unusual and complex billing and reimbursement issues associated with research patient accounts
Recommend policies and procedures related to enhancing study level fiscal responsibility within the CRMO
Assure proper documentation of completion of each step of the orientation process and ongoing educational events related to clinical research finances
Conduct periodic study-level research finance audits to evaluate effectiveness of existing processes and identify areas in need of process improvement; and communicate related findings to CRMO Education and Training unit to ensure ongoing training and education of CRMO staff
Serve in GU-LCCC Clinical Trials Manager role in Workday/GMS to review and approve all clinical trials agreements and amendments and work with CROO to make sure new awards are set up properly
Manage Clinical Trials Management System Compliance Regarding Patient Status and Financials Module
Working in collaboration with CRMO OnCore personnel, implement quality reviews to ensure CTMS patient status and financial data is entered timely and is accurate
Develop financial reporting tools and dashboards for transparency and collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
Serve as the point of contact for CRMO-specific research finance questions, and act as a resource to facilitate research finance communication with other institutional offices
Identify clinical research financial training opportunities for CRMO team
3+ years of clinical trials experience, including both clinical operations and research finance responsibilities
Excellent judgment and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues
Strong understanding of medical and research terminology and experience working in oncology therapeutic research
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including proficient use of the English language
Effective presentation skills
Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deliver high-quality results within defined timelines
Proficiency in use of technology applications including MS Office
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, and colleagues
Knowledge of clinical trials management systems (CTMSs) and financial consoles
SOCRA or ACRP certification
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