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CT Research Nurse Manager

Location: Walnut Creek, CA Job Number: 903244 Date posted: 09/25/2020

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The Clinical Trial Nurse Manager (CTN-Manager) position assists in the administrative leadership and direction of the operational aspects of a large and/or multiple regional clinical trials program.  This position oversees clinical trial research activities of non-physician research personnel in a manner that effectively maximizes quality and compliance with clinical research standards, participant safety, and staff satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the daily operations of research units at multiple locations.

  • Under the direction of clinical trials administrative management, interprets policies and implement procedures for the program, ensure compliance with KP HealthPlan and governmental agencies.

  • Prepares for audits and inspections by internal and external auditors, including coordination of the development of corrective action plans and follow-up

  • Provide support during internal and external audits. Assure audit readiness.

  • Collaborates with PI and Sponsor in establishing, implementing, and conducting clinical trials

  • Develop budgets

  • Evaluate potential protocols to determine feasibility, resource requirements, etc.

  • Establishes and maintains effective partnerships to ensure region-wide communication and coordination of the clinical trials program, fostering teamwork

  • Serve as a mentor and content expert to research staff.

  • Resolve complex operational and personnel issues.

  • Assists licensed and non-licensed research staff to effectively maximizes quality and compliance with clinical research standards, participant safety, and staff and member satisfaction.

  • Identify training needs, develop materials and coordinate training.

  • Collaboratively develops strategies and implement protocol-specific operating procedures to improve the quality of research and patient care.

  • Assist in developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures.

  • Assist in development of clinical trials technology systems and infrastructure.

  • Recruits and hires new clinical research staff.

  • Effectively manage staff, budget, resource/allocation planning, and performance assessments for a variety of clinical, regulatory and research functions.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis.  At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status.  Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Secondary Functions:

- Recruits and hires new clinical research staff.

- Develops training materials and takes responsibility for training of new hires.

Directs and designs quality assurance programs for clinical trials.

Collaborates in the management of research data.

Implements quality assurance programs and develops strategies which improve the quality of research conducted and patient care.

Develops and presents quality assurance training programs.

- Responsibilities for performance evaluations of the research staff.

- Counsels and disciplines staff members who are non-compliant with applicable policies, procedures, and standards.

- Manages and resolves human resource, employee, and department issues.

- Performs as a point person for decision-making and problem solving day to day operation of projects, including the resolution of technical problems and questions of research staff.

Acts as patient advocate resolving patient care issues.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum five (5) years of clinical nursing experience in a hospital, clinic or similar health care setting required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience in a hospital, clinic or similar setting required.
  • Education
  • Diploma from an accredited nursing school required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current CA RN license required.
  • Current BLS certification required.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Experience in outpatient and/or inpatient clinical environment, clinical trial regulatory and data submission requirements.
  • Ability to analyze research protocols and KP and KFRI policies and procedures with respect to implementation and medical, nursing, fiscal, compliance, quality, and risk management aspects. In-depth working knowledge of nurse practice act, GCP, federal, state, and local regulations including HIPAA and KP policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and experience in outpatient and/or inpatient clinical environment, clinical trial regulatory and data submission requirements.
  • Effective written oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work on teams, and assigned committees
  • Ability to work in a designated management structure
  • Ability to work in a Labor Partnership environment
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
  • Certification in one or more therapeutic areas required.
  • Willingness to obtain other certifications, if required.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of clinical trials research experience preferred.
  • Minimum four (4) years of effective project management, analytical problem solving and negotiating experience.
  • Current IATA/DOT certification preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


    Primary Location: California,Walnut Creek,Walnut Creek Hospital 1425 S. Main St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Div of Research Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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