The UC San Diego Mother, Child & Adolescent HIV Program provides comprehensive and integrated HIV care, social services and clinical research to women, infants, children and youth ages 13-24. A multidisciplinary team of HIV specialists provides medical care, treatment, health education, nutrition education, counseling, and case management. As a Ryan White Part D Program, the unit offers comprehensive and coordinated HIV care. A clinical research site for NIH funded clinical studies, the program offers innovative, state of the science clinical interventions and observational studies for pregnant women, children and youth.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for operational management of this multidisciplinary HIV program serving women, children, youth and families. Reporting to and working closely with the Program Director, the Program Coordinator serves as a leader in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating clinical, research, community outreach and educational activities. Recruits, orients, trains and supervises staff, and provides counseling, staff development, performance evaluations and disciplinary actions for professional and auxiliary staff. Represents program and provides clinical presentations at meetings, conferences and educational programs.
The Program Coordinator develops and writes proposals, submits and administers County and Federal grants. Participates in local, state and national advisory boards to ensure high quality HIV services for women children, youth and families living with HIV. Participates in clinical research studies. Receives research objectives and defines subordinate goals in order to achieve those objectives.
Master's Degree in related area; or equivalent combined experience/training.
A minimum of seven (7+) or more years of relevant experience.
Broad academic knowledge and applied background in clinical research philosophy. Applies knowledge of theoretical concepts and business best practices in a trial setting.
Proven ability to translate clinical research philosophy into direct and indirect clinical input to design, planning, initiation, execution and reporting of clinical trials.
Demonstrated ability to identify funding opportunities consistent with program objectives, organize writing team and write grant with input from PI and research administrator.
Broad knowledge of clinical research concepts, federal, state and local laws and regulations, and industry requirements regarding the proper conduct of clinical trials. Operational knowledge of clinical and patient safety standards and regulations relating to clinical research.
Proven knowledge of all phases of clinical research, from study startup through closeout and primary publication and presentation. Knowledgeable about clinical studies involving complex trial design issues.
Expert user of the campus' clinical information and documentation application programs. Technical proficiency in project management software.
Demonstrated leadership skills in overseeing a multidisciplinary health care team with both clinical and research programs.
Experience anticipating and assessing program needs, developing budgets, monitoring expenses, maintaining financial records and ensuring that staff follow appropriate fiscal guidelines.
Strong management skills supervising, maintaining and developing clinical staff within the study team, and acting as a mentor for professional staff and conducting reviews and performance evaluations. Effectively manages multiple important priorities.
Ability to organize research work functions in an efficient and effective manner. Great organizational skills applied to personal work and improving organization of assigned staff and research trials.
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. Creatively addresses complex or new problems. Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Strong communicator; includes verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills. Skill in analyzing and presenting data and strategy to relevant team, governance, external consultant, and regulatory/oversight meetings.
Ability to work collaboratively with other cross-functional teams and people with a wide range of educational backgrounds. Ability to interface with commercial, regulatory, federal and other members of an extended study team. Ability to influence and persuade.
Advanced practice nursing certifications, particularly in Public Health, Emergency Nursing and/or Basic Life Support.
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