DLH Corporation serves federal government clients throughout the United States and abroad delivering technology enabled solutions in key health and human services programs. The Company's core competencies include secure data analytics, clinical trials and laboratory services, case management, performance evaluation, system modernization, operational logistics and readiness, and strategic digital communications. DLH has over 2,000 employees serving numerous government agencies. DLH’s portfolio consists of Defense & Veteran Health Solutions, Human Services Solutions and Public Health & Life Sciences.
The Senior Clinical Research Director provides leadership to ensure all operations support clinical research investigations and, where applicable, patient care support that are mapped to known TBI gaps and priorities and will comply with all Command, federal, state, regulatory, TBICoE and contractor requirements. Clinical functions will not take more than twenty percent of the work week and will be in support of the clinical research at the site.
These positions are located onsite at the following locations: Camp Pendleton, CA, Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Carson, CO, JBLM, Washinton, JBSA, Texas, NMCSD, CA and part time at Tampa, FL.
*This position is contingent upon contract award*
Leads, supports and provides oversight of research related activities and contract staff at the local TBICoE site and across TBICoE’s clinical research network. May serve as a Principal/Associate Investigator.
Ensures clinical research projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the agreed quality standard.
Develops, implements and maintains partnership with patients, other health care providers, researchers and community resources as 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 /project/ program improvement initiatives, records maintenance, performance evaluations and release of information.
Attends and presents at conferences, meetings, trainings for professional development and presentation of research findings, as appropriate.
Oversees the design and execution of clinical research initiatives to include development of grant proposals and new TBI research studies in alignment with TBICoE research gaps and priorities at their site as well as ensuring compliance with all regulatory bodies.
In collaboration with TBICoE leadership and site director, develops metrics for a successful site clinical research program and tasks related to TBICoE’s mission.
Supports TBI research through development and implementation of research studies in collaboration with research professionals locally, nationally and internationally.
Prepares requests for actions/proposals to include assisting with grant proposal applications, their associated documentations and requirements. Facilitates the flow and approval processes for relevant projects as needed or requested.
Ensures effective communication and knowledge sharing with TBICoE research colleagues and scientific team.
Contributes to the preparation of research manuscripts for publication in the area of TBI and presentation of posters and papers at scientific meetings.
Serves as a liaison between TBICoE nationally, locally and the Command.
Provides assistance and expertise to TBICoE senior leadership in issues of TBI research, clinical care and standards of care for patients along the full continuum of TBI severity.
Provides assistance and expertise to TBICoE leadership in responding to “taskers”, drafts of EXSUMS and Information Papers, attendance at meetings such as R&As, IPRs, reviews of research proposals.
Collaborates with Program Manager and monitors contract program activities (e.g. staff training and performance; recruitment and hiring; and planning). Non-Primary Responsibilities:
Other duties consistent with the above responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to function independently with a high degree of professionalism and clinical judgment required.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with staff at all levels to foster collaborative research activities required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Ability to facilitate, present and translate information to diverse end users of research findings in small and large groups, inclusive of providers, scientists, line leaders and other relevant TBI stakeholders, as well as the flexibility to reprioritize quickly required.
Must have a high level of competence in clinical investigations, administration and education.
Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team is required. The incumbent must be able to work comfortably with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Knowledge and experience with military health system, combat/deployment issues, and psychological health issues in the military are highly desired.
Knowledge and experience with brain injury is required. The Senior Clinical Research Director must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Professional degree [MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or relevant terminal doctorate degree] in related health or medical field.
Experience within clinically appropriate systems of care may be accepted in lieu of educational minimums.
Minimum Experience: Minimum 5-10 years of training or experience in clinical and/or research activities in traumatic brain injury required.
5-10 years of experience in research as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and presentations required.
2-5 years management experience preferred.
Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care preferred.
Must complete CITI/ HIPAA training.
Licenses: Optional/Not Required. For personal service employees, the Contractor employee, as applicable, maintains 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).
Physical Capabilities: Requires sitting for long periods as well as some walking, standing, bending and carry up to 25 pounds.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Site contract staff.
Work Environment: Office, clinical and hospital environment. The incumbent may encounter work with patients who are confused, agitated and/or combative. Must be available to travel locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
DLH is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.
DLH provides technology-enabled business process outsourcing and program management solutions, primarily to improve and better deploy large-scale Federal health and human service initiatives. DLH delivers professional healthcare and public services to several Government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and many more.