VCU Health System's Clinical Research Office is seeking a full time Research Financial & Operations Analyst to serve as a key stakeholder in the financial operationalizing of clinical research studies organization-wide. Develops, coordinates, oversees pre-award financial administration issues related to clinical research projects and services. Work closely with physicians, study teams, and health system departments to build coverage analysis upon which they will build internal cost-based study-specific budgets, thereby constructing the foundation for billing of services provided for clinical trials that is compliant with federal, state, and institutional regulations. Communicate the results of the study-specific financial plan with the Principal Investigator, facilitate related negotiations with sponsors, and communicate identified funding gaps to appropriate leadership. In addition, support data base maintenance, monitor quality assurance, and communicates/reports deliverables.
Coordinates the budgeting and coverage analysis requirements for all clinical research conducted utilizing VCUHS services, patients and/or data.
Works closely with physicians, research coordinators and department administrators to operationalize research protocols
Communicates effectively and efficiently the budget amendments to revenue cycle.
Engages and establishes relationships with investigators, research coordinators, and department staff conducting clinical trials through on-site meetings and interactions to continuously support budgeting and billing activities.
Partners with Principal Investigators, study teams, clinical departments to ensure complete, comprehensive, accurate, and timely budgets.
Serves as a clinical research resource for sites and site personnel.
Contributes to rate setting decisions to ensure compliance with federal, state, and organizational policies and regulations
Demonstrates comprehension of coding and billing regulations as determined by CMS and federal, state, and institutional regulations.
Coordinates with research study staff and health system departments to identify and interact efficiently to maximize use of health system resources.
Bachelor's Degree in Health related, or Business related field
Five (5) years of work experience in clinical research or healthcare revenue cycle
Significant knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations and functional knowledge of essential National Coverage Decisions;
Advanced experience using various software applications, including Microsoft Office Excel and Word, etc.
Master's in Health-related field, Registered Nurse, or equivalent
Experience in research revenue cycle
Experience in clinical trial budgeting
Experience with clinical practice guidelines
Experience with protocols, study coordination, and/or coverage analysis and financial/budgeting for clinical trials
Knowledge of clinical trial protocols;
Minimum of five (5) years of work in a team environment
Knowledge of hospital and physician coding.
At VCU Health System, our most important assets are not bricks and mortar; they are our team members … all 13,000+ of them. Our workforce is diverse, dedicated and talented. Our team members continue to earn local, regional and national awards and accolades, which is an indicator that they are happy and feel supported working here. And our culture of STAR Service focuses on our common purpose – “Our Caring Service Begins With Me.” – in the provision of the highest level of customer service, which encourages diversity and inclusion.
If you have been looking to take your career to the next level, we have been looking for you. We offer more than 400 work/life benefits including competitive pay, generous benefits, flexible work options, prepaid tuition, on-site child and elder care and much, much more.
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. VCUHS appreciates diversity and encourages women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
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