Clinical Research Director - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Location
Ft Carson, CO
Posted
Jan 12, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
S/he directs and provides oversight of research related activities at the DVBIC site; as they relate to the assessment and management of vestibular; physical; cognitive; emotional and psychosocial symptoms related to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Leads the research team from initial discussion of research ideas and literature review through protocol development; funding (both internal and external); research execution; data analysis and development of publications. May serve as Principal Investigator.

 Primary Responsibilities:

 

  •  Supports TBI and other relevant research through development and implementation of research studies in collaboration with research professionals locally and nationally.
  •  Contributes to the preparation of research manuscripts for publication in the area of TBI; and presents papers at scientific meetings; as possible.
  •  Collaborates with Program Manager and monitors contract program activities (e.g. staff training and performance; recruitment and hiring; and planning).
  •  Ensures effective communication and knowledge sharing with DVBIC research colleagues; TBI specialists at Fort Carson and scientific team.
  •  Oversees the design and execution of clinical research initiatives; and their compliance with all regulatory bodies.
  •  Attends and presents at conferences; meetings; trainings for professional development and presentations of research findings or patient care reports; as appropriate.
  •  Contributes to and supports clinical outcome measures/metrics and performance improvement projects as related to TBI and co-occurring conditions.
  •  Develops; implements; and maintains partnership with other researchers; community resources; patients; and health care providers as applicable.
  •  Establishes and maintains appropriate staff to ensure that clinical research projects (and patient care; if applicable) are delivered on time; on budget; and to the agreed quality standard.
  •  Serves as a liaison between DVBIC nationally; locally; and the Command.
  •  Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with research program; clinic; medical treatment facility and contractual program requirements.
  •  Provides educational presentations on TBI regularly to the appropriate audiences (if applicable).
  •  Conducts evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions to individuals as needed to facilitate TBI clinical care management and optimize care (if applicable).
  •  Abides by all applicable regulations with regard to Utilization Review and Quality Improvement directives including; but not limited to; in-service training; peer review; performance improvement; records maintenance; performance evaluations; and release of information.
  •  Assists other contract service providers; military commanders and community agencies in the development and implementation of health programs at the installation and or clinic level (if applicable).
  •  Participates; as appropriate; in departmental Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety and patient data regulations at all times.
  •  Collaborates with physicians in other medical specialties; as appropriate; on cases involving complicated and multi-faceted problems.
  • May oversee clinical and/or education related activities.
Education
  • MD; PhD; or terminal degree (AuD; DO; DPT; etc) in related health or medical field.
  • Specialization in Audiology; Vestibular Research; Traumatic Brain Injury or Rehabilitative Medicine strongly preferred.
Qualifications
  • 5-10 years of experience in clinical research as demonstrated by publications and presentations required.
  • Minimum 3-10 years of training or experience working with patients with traumatic brain injury required (in areas of research; neuropsychology; cognition; etc.)
  • A strong background working with neurological patients; especially those with traumatic brain injury required.
  • 2-5 years management experience preferred.
  • Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care and providing clinical and/or research services to individuals; couples or groups strongly preferred.
  • Experience within clinically appropriate systems of care may be accepted in lieu of educational minimums.
 

 Additional Requirements: 
  • Strong knowledge in human research activities; vestibular assessment and treatment is required.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of current TBI research is highly desired. 
  • Ability to function independently with a high degree of professionalism and clinical judgment required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership skills with the ability to interact with staff at all levels to foster collaborative research activities required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Experience with grant application processes and implementation is highly desirable.
  • Ability to facilitate and present information to small and large groups as well as the flexibility to re-prioritize quickly required.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team is required. ? Must be methodical and organized in collecting and documenting processes and data.
  • Knowledge and experience with military health system; combat/deployment issues; brain injury; and psychological health issues in the military are highly desired.
  • Must adhere to legal; professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. 
  • Must have a high level of competence in research methods; clinical practice; administration; and education.
 

For personal service employees; the Contractor employee must have and maintain a current license to practice in any one of the 50 states; the District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands; or any US territory that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. This license must be current and unrestricted (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope; location; or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction). Must maintain continuing education credit sufficient to maintain clinical license.

 

Requires sitting for long periods as well as some walking; standing; bending and carry up to 25 pounds. The incumbent may encounter work with patients who are confused; agitated and/or combative.

 

Must be available to travel locally; regionally and nationally. The contractor will normally work up to 40 hours a week; 0800 to 1630; Monday through Friday (hours may vary).

Overtime is not authorized.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

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