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Program Manager - Survivorship, Lifestyle, and Supportive Health

Cedars-Sinai Cancer

December 18, 2019
Join Cedars Sinai as a global leader in research and technology, moving toward the forefront of medical advancements, with scientists making medical and scientific breakthroughs that save lives.

The Survivorship, Lifestyle, and Supportive Health Research (SLASH) team at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute conducts a multi-disciplinary program and research projects focused on improving the lives of patients with cancer and learning how diet and exercise impact cancer. Our research includes studies focused on reducing the impact of chemotherapy on cognition, identifying ways to improve quality of life through various techniques, tackling depression in patients with a cancer diagnosis, and learning how diet and exercise can improve health outcomes.

As the SLASH program manager, you will responsible for directing and managing the SLASH staff and program. Utilizes leadership skills to provide oversight and management of the clinical operations staff aligned within the program to ensure safe, compliant, efficient and effective conduct of the clinical trials within the SLASH portfolio. Establish, implement, and evolve operational standards and monitor quality and progress. As the SLASH program manager, you will be required to have a strong emphasis on program quality and accountability along with a focus on process improvement and program growth. You will work within a multidisciplinary environment with colleagues both internally and externally in a cooperative manner, exercising diplomacy, respectfulness, tactfulness and professionalism.

In addition, the SLASH program manager will be responsible for:

· Program Management: Provide front-line management of the staff within program and oversight of the specific clinical research portfolio. 

o   Promote and advance the clinical research activities within SLASH team in a safe, compliant, effective, efficient, and collegial manner. 

o   Meets with staff on a regular basis to assess activity, performance, compliance and needs of the team. 

o   Communicate regularly with faculty to ensure alignment with program needs and future planning.

o   Monitor compliance reporting tools and provides summary status reports to the Research Manager. 

o   Identify barriers to timely study activation, efficient coordination, and participate to identify/implement potential solutions.

o   Engage relevant providers (physicians, advance practice providers, clinic nurses, staff) to ensure that clinical issues that arise, at all points of contact, are addressed in a timely and compliant fashion.

· Training and education of team staff. 

o   Responsible for ensuring the delivery of protocol-specific training as required of engaged CRO, clinic, and ancillary staff. 

o   In partnership with CRO colleagues and training and education resources, develop, implement, and evolve a departmental specific role-based curriculum for new employees. 

o   Contributes to the development and execution of educational in-services pertinent to the performance of high-quality clinical research.

· Quality monitoring. 

o   Perform quality oversight of clinical trials to include monitoring progress of screening, enrollment, and data submission. 

o   Ensure compliance with Cedars-Sinai, SOCCI and CRO policies and procedures. 

o   Contribute 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 Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CRO) 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 resource activities including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management and professional development of staff.

·   Other duties as assigned. 

Educational Requirement:

Bachelor's Degree, Healthcare, Management, Business or related field highly desired

Five (5) years Management, Program Management, or related experience, Required

Five (5) years of Clinical Research, Strongly Preferred

Email Nancy Gonzalez for more information.