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National Director of Clinical Research- Telecommute

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
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No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)

When you join us as a National Executive Director for Optumcare Center for Clinical Research and Innovation, you'll be engaged in leadership and research geared to bring innovative treatments and solutions to healthcare. If you're out to do more, this is the place to be.


You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as the National Executive Director for Optumcare Center for Clinical Research and Innovation (OCRI) and national voice to support the growth and development of this body within OptumCare
  • Enables OptumCare to evolve and grow as a learning organization with a robust research and innovation capability in OCRI
  • Aligns and prioritizes the activities of OCRI with the strategic priorities of OptumCare
  • Creates a revenue stream that allows OCRI to grow and evolve to ensure the financial stability and self-sustaining capabilities of OCRI as a stand-alone business unit
  • Ensures effective tracking and monitoring of key performance, quality and financial indicators
  • Provides national support to CDOs in the form of consulting and resources (when appropriate and within scope) for research projects to help develop research infrastructure at the CDO-level
  • Supports the clinical trials line of work to allow access for OptumCare patients to innovative treatments and/or devices and to allow OptumCare the opportunity to evaluate new therapeutic interventions ahead of marketing
  • Enables innovation and pilots to occur within OptumCare leveraging the many enterprise resources that exist within Optum/UHG, including but not limited to partners such as Optum Ventures and UHG R&D
  • Develops & manages standard, national SOPs in addition to providing support to CDOs SOPs by location, PI, or by study, as appropriate.
  • Monitors and oversees inventory of all training programs at the CDO-level to ensure that all individuals involved in research projects are appropriately trained on the legal and compliance issues
  • Develop, implement and maintain a national QA/QI process to include mock audits for CDOs as needed to ensure adherence to federal and state research regulations
  • Oversees regulatory and quality activities to assure compliance with sponsor/CRO, IRB and FDA requirements
  • Delivers enrollment & start-up milestones to department targets
  • Cultivates positive research brand awareness, patient and caregiver satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of state and federal policies, procedures and regulations on clinical research and stays abreast of changes to these policies, procedures and regulations
  • Communicates and coordinates effectively with and/or help internal and/or external partners interpret contractual requirements in order to ensure compliance with contractual and regulatory stipulations
  • Strong relationships in the drug development industry and ability to effectively engage in business development
  • Maintains a broad understanding of the principles of financial management and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.


Posted: 2020-10-15 Expires: 2020-11-14

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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