The Cancer Clinical Trials Office at Cedars-Sinai Cancer has several operational units that perform specific functions to support investigators and their clinical trials. This includes quality assurance, regulatory affairs, financial operations, clinical coordination, education and training of clinical staff, study coordination/clinical research support and data coordination. We look to improve care for patients and provide ground breaking cancer research!
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The Clinical Research Finance Coordinator II develops intricate clinical trial budgets for industry, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and investigator-initiated clinical research. Evaluates research protocols to assess resource needs, procedures, clinical research staff time, investigator time, and costs from ancillary departments. Determines cost allocation, negotiates budgets, details budgets, and responsible for tracking accounts and invoicing. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Essential Job Duties:
Works closely with investigators and ancillary departments to identify research procedures needed, budget estimates and cost details.
Determines whether research procedures in the protocol are standard-of-care or a research-related costs in order to correctly classify expenses.
Works with the CSMC office of Sponsored Research to develop final budgets for clinical trials and research projects.
Monitors study accounts to evaluate the cost expenses/details are appropriate and within expected limits, reconciles accounts receivable and payments, and recommends the best course of action for any deficits and/or surpluses. Negotiates with sponsors the final payment due for account closeout. May conduct review and/or audits of clinical trial budgets. Serves as a resource for fiscal related questions and engages management as appropriate.
Responsible for invoicing sponsors, patient research billing, reimbursement to ancillary departments, and payment tracking. Issues and submits invoices for protocol-related items and patient-related expenses per the executed contract and internal invoices for staff time and effort allocation into study accounts. Works with sponsors and clinical teams to resolve queries regarding invoices and/or payments due.
Extracts and defines relevant information, analyzes and interprets data to determine financial performance and/or to project a financial probability and makes recommendations to influence business results. Prepares and delivers data, reports and/or presentations to investigators, management and/or leadership.
Enters financial information from finalized clinical trials budgets and clinical trial agreements into the Clinical Trial Management System. Reviews and finalizes clinical trials calendars to ensure agreement with Medicare coverage analysis and clinical trial budget.
Performs Medicare coverage analysis for clinical trials and collaborates with IRB to finalize and acquire approval.
Reviews protocol amendments for impact to sponsored research budget/contract. Process budget/contract amendments as applicable.
May provide training and education to other personnel.
May plan and coordinate strategies to improve existing standard operating procedures related to budgeting and clinical trials finance. May identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborate with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.
Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)
Identifies and responds appropriately to both internal and external customer needs utilizing available resources
Represents the company with external constituents
High School Diploma/GED, minimum
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related degree, preferred
Certification in Clinical Research, preferred
5 years' experience with billing, accounting, finance, budgeting, financial analysis or related field, minimum
3 years' clinical research pre and post grant and contract funding experience, minimum
Ability to apply knowledge of accounting principles to create, monitor or operate to budget(s)
Ability to influence and/or negotiate
Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
Ability to interpret and apply knowledge of State, Federal and Agency standards to comply with regulations
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports
Working Title: Clinical Reseach Finance Analyst II - Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO)
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.