Clinical Research Manager

May 21 2020
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Pharma, Biotech, Healthcare, Human service, Medical, Clinical research
Toronto, ON

REPOST Job Posting #855735

Position: Clinical Research Manager, Nursing
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU)
Reports to: Director, CCRU
Salary Range: $91,164 to $113,955 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full-time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Manager, Nursing, in our Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU).

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and is considered one of the top comprehensive cancer treatment and research centres in the world.

This is a key leadership position within the Cancer Clinical Research Unit. The (CCRU) has a mandate to lead and promote clinical research within the Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Centre through standardization of processes and encouraging a culture of responsibility and accountability in clinical trials. Working under the direction of the Program Director, CCRU, The Clinical Research Manager (CRM), Nursing, will provided consistent leadership and oversight of the clinical trials nurses within their portfolio, ensure competent and standardized staff practices , and coordinate strategies to enhance interdepartmental communication and collaboration between disease teams, physicians/investigators, clinical staff and CCRU staff. The CRM Nurse is also accountable to ensuring that care requirements are met with appropriate competence and delivery, resolves patient care issues, problems and concerns. The manager supports high quality research, implements and manages processes that impact on quality improvement initiatives to ensure that patients receive the best possible patient care hinged on expert knowledge of ICH GCP practices and clinical research regulations, ensures customer services excellence and fiscal responsibility while serving as a direct link between clinical research staff, investigators and research operations leadership. In support of organizational strategies and staff satisfaction initiatives, the CRM Nurse promotes the development of a motivated and cohesive team and supports educational strategies to enhance staff knowledge with respect to clinical research nursing practices and patient care.

Working under the direction of the Program Director, CCRU, the CRM-Nurse will conduct key tasks: developing, implementing and managing short and long-term plans which support and advance strategic priorities; driving quality assurance measure and appropriate polices to enhance clinical research activity; managing a team through performance management; ensuring that the clinical competency assessments and study specific training has been completed; facilitating and ensuring affective communication, by participating in, regulator clinical team, multidisciplinary, project strategy, feasibility, forums, huddles and core meetings; promoting and nurturing a welcoming and pleasant environment for staff and participants to ensure effective team working, and provide professional leadership; ensuring accountability in clinical research practices, ALCOA-C principles and ICH-GCP; reviewing and writing relevant SOPs/guidelines; reviewing audit reports, complaints, incident reports while initiating corrective and preventative action to ensure best practice; embracing change, and continue to improve own clinical competency and research skills to maintain and improve clinical efficiency and quality of care.

• At minimum, Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree preferred
• Current certificate of competency (licensure) from the College of Nurses of Ontario
• At minimum, three (3) years relevant experience clinical and/or professional experience
• At least 3 years clinical research experience
• Three (3) to five (5) years Supervisory or Management experience
• Demonstrates strong leadership and motivational skills
• Excellent skills in recognizing, analyzing and resolving problems
• Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Excellent decision making skills with the ability to form/defend independent judgments and to use good judgment in assessing difficult situations.
• Ability to work effectively and demonstrates composure under pressure/stressful conditions and to meet multiple and competing deadlines
• Adapts to and implements change and facilitates its acceptance by others
• Working knowledge of computer, preferably Microsoft Office and Outlook applications.
• Has knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies, procedures & protocols.
• Has knowledge of collaborative networks, primary care, and integrated health systems
• Experience in Oncology
• Member of RNAO; Other relevant professional/specialty association membership such as SOCRA
• Has knowledge of applicable legislation affecting human resources (i.e. Human Rights, Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc.)

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: February 27, 2020 Closing Date: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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