Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension or career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/21/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UCSD's Office of Coverage Analysis Administration (OCAA) is dedicated to ensuring billing compliance for clinical research. The department performs a comprehensive analysis of the clinical trial protocol, budget, contract and informed consent to determine what may be billable to insurance based on federal/state billing regulations including Medicare's National Coverage Decision (NCD) 310.1 as well as other third-party billing rules.
It ensures consistent application of Medicare rules across studies, and consistent application of study documents. The office works closely with the clinical researcher and their study teams and central offices that include the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), the Office of Clinical Trials Administration (OCTA), and Revenue Cycle's Clinical Research Billing (CRB) department to assure harmonization of regulatory and budgetary processes in clinical trials.
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Office of Coverage Analysis Administration (OCAA), the Clinical Trials Financial Analyst will develop and negotiate budgets for industry sponsored clinical trials. Responsibilities include the review and analysis of clinical trial protocols to ensure appropriate cost and resource allocation of conducting the clinical trial at UCSD is fully captured in the budget. The incumbent will ensure appropriate research rates are applied to the budget and will negotiate the budget with the sponsor. The incumbent is required to interface, advise and consult with physicians and staff at the SOM and UCSD Medical Center on research-related financial issues.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of two (2+) or more years of experience interpreting research protocols or related experience.
Demonstrated experience analyzing and drafting complex clinical trial budgets and negotiating mutually satisfying terms and conditions.
Proven ability to make financial/business decisions based on complex clinical trial protocols and long-range financial projections.
Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform basic financial analysis assignments.
Demonstrated ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing clearly and concisely.
Strong ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
Strong ability with database applications, and computer software programs necessary for the proper function of office including Excel and Word.
Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, reliability, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and use discretionary practices.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Ability to adjust work schedule to meet deadlines. Overtime may be required.
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