Director of Orthopedic Research

  • HCA
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 03058-SARA11


No Weekends

Summary of Key Responsibilities: The Director of Orthopedic Operations is responsible for the full scope of orthopedic research operations. This includes: fiscal management, study operations, program development, patient recruitment, trial management, and personnel administration. Must have managerial and leadership skills, and excellent organizational abilities. Works closely with the administration at the facilities where research is being conducted as well as working with the physician practices and their specific administrators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assists in developing and executing internal and external strategies
• Provides oversight, leadership and direction in the management of trials
• Provides operational oversight and direction to the execution of trials
• Assesses quality of data and performance of clinical trials and develops action plans to address performance gaps
• Monitors patient accrual rates and implements action plans for sites with accrual issues
• Assesses organizational processes associated with trial execution and identifies ways to improve and streamline internal procedures
• Meets with the facilities and physician partners as needed to ensure contracted services are being provided by Program Development, Regulatory and QA staff
• Keeps executive and management team abreast of issues, progress, and risks related to trial operations
• Conducts regular departmental and staff meetings
• Manages the performance of all research operations personnel, including role expectations and performance reviews
• Ensures general inquiries from current and prospective patients, sponsors, and physicians are appropriately routed and answered
• Directs, motivates and trains staff as necessary
• Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, development and termination of employees as necessary
• Develops, implements and evaluates programs to promote the recruitment, retention and continuing education of the orthopedic research staff
• Develops the orthopedic clinical research operations budget, monitors expenses and stays within budget
• Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address clinical research issues
• Responsible for ensuring the integrity of data/information, providing recommendations for corrective action when necessary
• Attends and participates in all required meetings including Protocol Review, Site Review, Staff and Directors meetings
• Proactively handles standard of care or conflict of interest issues
• Presents data and/or represents company at external forums as necessary

• Knowledge of orthopedic research

• Communication skills, oral, written and presentation
• Organizational skills
• Problem solving skills

• Proactive
• Customer service oriented
• Commitment to individual and team success

Bachelor Degree required; Master's Degree preferred

• Management experience
• Clinical research experience

Certification or License:
CCRP Preferred

Last Edited: 01/18/2018