Assistant Director of Clinical Operations, Cancer Center Clinical Trials
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is seeking an experienced individual to lead the clinical operations within the Clinical Trials Office (CTO). The Assistant Director of Clinical Operations will work collaboratively with the VICC CTO leadership team including the Director for Clinical Research Administration, the Chief of Clinical Trials and the CTO Medical Director to ensure the successful conduct of clinical trials across VICC. The Assistant Director of Clinical Operations will oversee the Clinical Trials Processing Core, the Research Nurses, the Clinical Coordinators, and other areas as assigned. Additionally, this role will provide oversight and training for an increasingly large and complex clinical trials operation at the VICC and work closely with the Cancer Patient Care Center (PCC) to ensure continuity of care for clinical research patients to fulfill the clinical research mission of VICC.
Current areas of responsibility include clinical management, process improvement for clinical services, and coordination of clinical staff across disease team clinical operations. This position will:
Utilize leadership skills to provide oversight and management to ensure safe, compliant, efficient, and effective conduct of the clinical trials within the VICC portfolio.
Hire staff and have responsibility for delegating tasks, monitoring workloads, and evaluating job performance.
Establish, implement, and evolve operational standards and monitor quality and progress of process improvement and program growth.
Foster employee engagement and retention via creation of career ladders, continuing education and professional development, and recognition of high performing individuals.
Interface with other departments, leaders across the organization and other partners in the administration of the program to identify and define any logistics, action items or information needed to maintain operations.
Monitor and facilitate completion of all protocol required data elements within OnCore and ensure all patient level data entry is complete and accurate for Data Management and Finance review.
Develops educational programs supporting translation of the research process into practical steps for nursing staff, supporting professional growth and skill development.
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws; accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements while maintaining staff and program compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Develop, evaluate, recommend, and implement procedures for performance improvement and quality control.
Ensure accountability in clinical research practices, ALCOAC principles, and ICH-GCP.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The centers world-renowned team of experts provides a integrated, personalized and patient-centered approach to cancer care, including treatment, research, support, education and outreach. From a wide variety of wellness programs to a leading REACH for Survivorship Clinic, patients find support from diagnosis through survivorship. VICC is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just two centers in Tennessee and 51 in the country to earn this highest distinction, and ranks in the top 10 nationwide for cancer research grant support.
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PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): Understands the product in relation to other company products. Has general knowledge of the competition for the product in the marketplace. Understands the product life cycle from development through sales and customer support. Can describe product features and benefits using key product terminology.
BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): Understands customers' business operations beyond single issues driving a project. Demonstrates the ability to apply functional business knowledge to successfully meet work objectives. Has worked closely with knowledgeable users and customers in meeting their business needs. Demonstrates a good sense of the business when dealing with others. Critically evaluates the customer implications of technological advances. Knows and monitors the competition. Able to interpret business data.
PROBLEM MANAGEMENT (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate knowledge of Incident Tracking and Problem Reporting in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Writes problem reports that contain all of the necessary information for clear, non-antagonistic communication to those responsible for fixing problems. Can effectively explain how to reproduce and analyze errors, as well as identify the type of error including coding, design issue and hardware. Makes simple suggestions for correction.
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - (NOVICE): Knows most major/common assigned product group functions. Demonstrates ability to analyze and develop solutions to moderately complex clinical, operational, and/or technical issues related to assigned product(s). Capable to design, build, configure, install, run reports, and perform maintenance support as instructed. Successfully handles basic break/fix service issues. Demonstrates ability to break down work into manageable and measurable units. Organizes work and meets deadlines.
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING - (NOVICE): Competent to apply changes or develop new functions based on understanding of the design of the system. Collaborates with knowledgeable users and customers in meeting their business needs. Participates in basic configuration management planning. Manages tasks, schedules activities, and organizes work to meet plan deadlines. Critically evaluates implications of technological changes. Able to interpret business data as it applies to configuration management.
TESTING - (NOVICE): Competent to develop new and execute pre-designed program test data, load testing, and ensures validity of data passed among programs. Understands and uses quality assurance processes, tools, and scripts for testing purposes.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
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