Research Clinical Director, oversees the clinical research process of the Research Department from initiation of research projects, study design, implementation and coordination to completion, monitoring and analyzing data. Actively participates in the Research Advisory Panel in reviewing and monitoring clinical research projects.
Provides periodic status reports and updates of clinical research output and performance to the Medical Director of Research, Chief of Staff and Assistant Administrator of Research and to senior management on a regular basis. Collaborates with staff in other departments within the hospital to construct, implement, and achieve performance goals and methods required for accurate and timely completion of clinical research projects.
Supervises orthopedic research. support staff fellows/residents, and summer students in the orthopedic department. Oversees the research study progress of fellows/residents during their rotation at TSRHC and works with clinical research staff and medical staff to assure accurate completion of clinical research projects with the expectation that at least one draft manuscript be completed by each resident and fellow by the end of their rotation to submit for publication and abstract presentation at a national meeting. Works and collaborates with medical staff to review study design, methodology, research methods of specific study protocols and assists with manuscript writing as needed.
Supervises clinical research staff to ensure accurate/appropriate completion of study protocols and analysis for study investigators. Responsible for organizing and facilitating meetings/mentoring sessions with research support staff including research coordinator staff meetings, Journal Club sessions, independent statistics workshops to further educate the research team and other staff in research methods, study design, manuscript writing and publication, and knowledge of scientific literature. Collaborates with the Medical Director of Research and the Chief of Staff in facilitating regular Orthopedic Research Update Meetings with Fellows/Residents and research support staff.
Oversees database integrity and security of clinical research. Monitors the input of data and maintenance of specified databases for projects for accurate reporting. Provides data reports in an acceptable format to recipients and assist in analyzing the data. Interacts with research subjects and their families to communicate procedures and significance of the study and recruit patients for research studies, obtaining their informed consents to participate in studies; acts as patient advocate.
Performs scientific and clinical research work as an independent investigator functioning at a level of principal investigator. Completes independent research projects and submits abstracts/publications as first author. Independently writes abstracts, manuscripts, and grant proposals as a principal investigator or in collaboration with medical staff and other investigators that are suitable for peer-reviewed publications and for application of external funding. Actively develops independent research ideas and serves as a primary investigator who is responsible for the data collection and data analysis of research projects.
Collaborates with Biostatistician to review protocols, research methods, and outcomes related to clinical research studies. Independently completes statistical analysis for research projects and helps staff understand and develop statistical design and methodology. Analyzes, interprets, reports, and communicates research findings clearly and concisely.
Works with the Empower leadership team to lead and guide the build and continued maintenance of the Epic EMR for the Research Department. Serves as a liaison for clinical research to ensure adequate feedback is given and the build is optimized for the medical staff and research staff to increase efficiency in the collection/analysis of data for research purposes.
Supports team education (including staff physicians, fellows/residents, research directors, and research support staff) of outcomes assessments including facilitating data analysis and data reporting. Routinely reviews the scientific literature to maintain educational development and discusses the relevant findings with staff physicians, fellows/residents, biostatistician, and orthopedic research support staff.
Provides input on the long range hospital strategic planning for clinical research and its infrastructural needs.
Represents the Clinical Research Program at internal and external hospital functions and events.
Attends national professional meetings each year and participates in study group meetings; attends and participates in journal club meetings with the medical staff, fellows and residents.
Actively participates in educational activities and staff meetings and continuously explores ways to gain knowledge and improve job performance.
Education/Experience Requirements: Ph.D. or Master’s degree with major coursework in field of assignment and minimum of 5 to 10 years’ experience in clinical research. Must have managerial skills and experience to supervise clinical research staff. Working knowledge of medical terminology needed with background in biostatistics, research methods, and study design. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within clinical research. Must have proficient computer skills in a Windows environment and Statistical programs including SAS, SPSS, R, and Crystal Reports. Critical thinking, time management skills, and effective communication and scientific writing skills are required. Must have ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with other health professionals as well as substantial interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with patients, their families, staff, the community and physicians.
About Scottish Rite for Children
Scottish Rite for Children is a world-renowned leader in the treatment of orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand differences, hip disorders, sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.