1) The Assistant Director, Clinical Operations will provide leadership and management for the clinical, quality, research and outreach operations of the Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Program.
2) Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing patient care efforts of the Program, including patient care coordination, donor search, and data management, in partnership with the Program directors, program leadership, section, service line, and hospital leadership.
3) Responsible for the day-to-day management of all transplant nurse coordinators, donor coordinators, data managers, and ancillary nursing support staff.
4) Responsible for personnel recruitment, training and education, and corrective action, compensation decisions, competency evaluation, program need evaluation and coverage coordination. Â
5) Participate in the short, intermediate and long range planning for the Program. Works with key leadership in developing, presenting, and implementing the annual program plan, including appropriately assessing for personnel and other resource needs during budget review and in tracking progress of strategic initiatives.
6) Establish and maintains working partnerships with clinical, quality, and administrative teams within the hospital and ambulatory clinic areas and with other disciplines to maintain continuity of care for the patient, improve patient experience, streamline services and effectively monitor utilization of resources.
7) Work directly with Program director and faculty leaders to develop clinical pathways, patient outcome standards, standing orders and clinical procedures to administer cellular therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
8) Work with Program faculty leadership, quality manager, and staff to design and implement the Quality Management Plan (QMP) of the Program and maintain compliance with Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and Transplant (FACT) standards.
9) Oversee efforts to maintain program compliance with requirements put forth by transplant and immune effector cell therapy network Centers of Excellence (COE), Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), and other regulatory agencies.
10) In partnership with Program leadership, develop action plans and coordinates quality improvement projects to improve patient outcomes, support maintenance of best practices, and meet the mission, vision and strategic initiatives of the Program, section, and service line. Ensures adherence to existing algorithms and standard operating procedures.
11) Oversee the data management activities of the Program to maintain compliance with CIBMTR Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and to support clinical outcomes tracking and research.
12) Develop and oversees program in-house clinical databases for both BMT and cellular therapy.
13) Prepare outcomes analysis reports for Program leadership to guide quality improvement and research efforts.
14) Serves as the Program primary contact and subject matter expert for external cooperative group efforts (e.g., CIBMTR, NMDP, and RITN).
15) Support Program research efforts including recruitment, supervision and training of research personnel.
16) Assist with study management and facilitation of site qualifications visits, audits, and surveys as requested.
17) Develop policies and standard operating procedures to facilitate inter-program research collaborative efforts within the institution. Serves as Program liaison to partner disease programs to implement cellular therapy clinical trials.
18) Serve as subject matter expert during schema review and budget discussions to appropriately assess cost and budget for research-related activities.
19) Establish and maintains working partnerships with industry partners to deliver commercial and investigational cellular therapies for hematologic and solid tumor malignancies.
20) Conduct in-services for hospital nursing staff on implementing standard of care and research protocols as needed.
21) Work closely with Managed Care Office, Supply Chain, and Revenue Cycle groups to monitor reimbursement and claims. Serves as subject matter expert on clinical operations during transactional process improvement events to streamline patient intake, insurance approval process, and billing of stem cell transplant and CAR T-cell cases.
22) Participate in strategic planning to enhance program growth, improve market awareness, patient satisfaction, and clinical efficiency.
23) Support outreach goals of the Program through direct collaboration with referring providers, development of referral database, and participation in marketing activities geared to promote program awareness and referrals.
24) Promote professional and public awareness of transplant and cellular therapy issues through development, organization and implementation of educational programs.
25) Host preceptorship and educational sessions to external partners (both academic and industry partners) to increase overall competency and knowledge on CAR T-cell therapy as an emerging standard of care.
26) Participate in, or lead, initiatives to promote externally efforts to a regional or national audience.Â This may include preparation of posters, for professional conferences, working with the IRB, drafting and editing manuscripts, and presentations at regional and national conferences.
1) Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research.
2) Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques.
3) Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills.
4) Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.
5) Excellent verbal and written communication.
6) Ability to read documents or instruments.
7) Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.
8) Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations
9) Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles.
10) Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments.
1) Master's degree
1) Five years of clinical management experience
2) Cover letter
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