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Clinical Team Lead, Cancer Clinical Trials Office

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

March 19, 2019
Cedars-Sinai Cancer is seeking a Clinical Team Lead for the Cancer Clinical Trials Office. This is an exciting and transformational time for the cancer enterprise at Cedars-Sinai with its renewed plans and aspirational goals to be a top tier, nationally recognized cancer center. The Cedars-Sinai Cancer program sees over 4,500 new cases of cancer per year and is part of Cedars-Sinai Health, a rapidly expanding, vertically-integrated health system with practices located in Southern California, including Tower Hematology-Oncology, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Valley Oncology Medical Group, the Marina Del Rey hospital Torrance Memorial, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

We are seeking a Clinical Team Lead for Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI) to bring their dedication and expertise to collaborate on Hem/Onc, Thoracic, Gyn Onc, and Pediatric clinical trials.

The successful candidate will have:
  • A successful track record for directing and managing a team
  • Leadership skills to provide oversight and management of the clinical operations staff to ensure safe, compliant, efficient, and effective conduct of the clinical trials
  • A successful track record of establishing, implementing, and evolving operational standards and monitor quality and progress
Position responsibilities
  • Oversee and manage the assigned recognized organizational program and leads day-to-day program operations and administration. May manage staff.
  • Works with other departments, leaders across the organization, and other partners in the administration of the program. Identifies and define any logistics, action items or information needed to maintain operations.
  • Identifies growth opportunities and further efficiencies that impact the program and/or department's success, and aids in development of strategic plans to achieve objectives. Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders to maintain and further develop program growth and community outreach activities, as well as relationship-building and maintenance.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and organizes resources to meet program objectives; may be responsible for identifying program participants. May lead cross-functional teams in the administration, maintenance, or expansion of the program.
  • Creates and champions a collaborative and positive relationship-building dynamic with internal staff and external agencies/organizations. May be responsible for designing and implementing any applicable education, training, on-boarding and/or mentorship pertaining to the program.
  • In conjunction with leadership, responsible for planning and handling program fiscal budgets and financials.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws; accreditation, professional, and regulatory agency standards, and licensure requirements. Maintains staff and program compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Researches, gathers, organizes, and summarizes data for evaluating performance of program or other program operations. May develop, evaluate, recommend, and implement procedures for data acquisition, management, and quality control. May analyze data for trends or conclusions and presents results and recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Disease Research Group (DRG) Management:
    • Provides front-line management of the staff within a specific DRG and oversight of the DRG specific clinical research portfolio.
    • Promotes and advances the clinical research activities within SOCCI in a safe, compliant, effective, efficient, and collegial manner.
    • Directs and leads clinical research staff within the clinical operations unit DRG team. Meets with staff on a regular basis to assess activity, performance, compliance and needs of the DRG team.
    • Communicates regularly with DRG faculty to ensure alignment with DRG needs and future planning. Monitors compliance reporting tools and provides summary status reports to the Research Manager, CCTO Clinical Operations.
    • Identifies barriers to timely study activation, efficient coordination, and participates to identify/implement potential solutions.
  • Training and education of DRG team staff:
    • Responsible for ensuring the delivery of protocol-specific training as required of engaged CCTO, clinic, and ancillary staff.
    • Develops, implements, and evolves a departmental specific role-based curriculum for new employees.
    • Contributes to the development and execution of educational in-services pertinent to the performance of high-quality clinical research.
  • Quality Monitoring:
    • Perform quality oversight of clinical trials to include monitoring progress of screening, enrollment, and data submission.
    • Ensure compliance with Cedars-Sinai, SOCCI, and CCTO policies and procedures.
    • Contributes to the development of corrective action plans; subsequent implementation and documentation of progress of plans.
  • Actively participates in the strategic planning process of SOCCI’s Clinical Research Office:
    • Represents the Clinical Trials Office on university/hospital committees and task forces as assigned. Serves as a liaison to promote clinical research at the state and federal levels.
  • Responsible for human resources activities including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management, and professional development of staff.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Healthcare, Management, Business, or related field (preferred)
  • 5 years Management, Program Management, or related experience (minimum)
We are among the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, medical education, and medical research, with total annual revenues of $3.7 billion. Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other health care professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing, and treating common conditions, to specialized treatments for rare, complex, and advanced illnesses.

Interested candidates should submit applications directly to Search requisition # 18002488

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