| || JOB OVERVIEW
The San Francisco Center for Healthcare Improvement and Medical Effectiveness (CHIME) is a new initiative that combines efforts in healthcare research, training, and clinical informatics to generate actionable evidence that speeds the implementation of best clinical practices into healthcare delivery. The Center brings together multiple clinical research investigators who are conducting health services research and epidemiological studies designed to improve the quality, accessibility, usability, and actionability of healthcare data and provides a common infrastructure to increase the efficiency of clinical outcomes research and speed implementation of evidence-based practices. These research projects are funded through the University of California, San Francisco, the Northern California Institute for Research and Education, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System.
The Program Manager will participate in developing the long-term vision and goals, policies and procedures of this new center. S/he will be responsible for managing ongoing activities of numerous research projects and overseeing an operational budget of $1-$2 million per year. The Program Manager will work with a group of collegial, innovative, and productive faculty members across the UCSF Department of Medicine and the VA healthcare system, as well as with UCSF and VA data analysts, fellows, and staff. The individual will be assigned a broad spectrum of analytical and management duties that require knowledge and experience in the fields of clinical research, healthcare delivery, public policy, and public health. Superb skills in writing, organization, personnel management, communication, and data management are essential.
The CHIME Program Manager will provide direct infrastructure support to approximately 10 clinical research investigators and 20 study staff plus indirect infrastructure support to as many as 50 clinical research investigators and 100 study staff. Direct infrastructure support will include grant preparation (pre-award letters, budgeting, approvals, paperwork, biosketches), grant management (post-award budget projections, hiring, contracting, purchasing, IRB approvals, progress reports), data management, personnel hiring, staff training, website maintenance, and complicated problem-solving. Indirect infrastructure support will include providing guidance to investigators on all of the above and setting up systems (such as a freezer farm, database server, document sharepoint, or exercise lab) that can be used for future projects. The Program Manager will also work closely with and provide executive assistance to the CHIME director. This will include maintaining and updating a directory of approximately 50 clinical research investigators and 100 study staff so that information sharing and communications can be coordinated and efficient, identifying and disseminating information about new funding opportunities, and serving as a resource for fellowship trainees who are working with (or wish to join) the group.
In summary, the Program Manager will be responsible for implementing the strategic vision of this new Center and providing administrative support for multiple investigators. The individual will develop the Center’s infrastructure to support an integrated pipeline consisting of necessary technologies and expertise in clinical informatics and data analysis. The individual will be responsible for recruiting and retaining study coordinators and research assistants to partner with faculty investigators in achievement of center goals. S/he will partner with other UCSF and VA Offices to achieve strategic elements of program administration including establishing contracts with program partners.
The Department of Medicine (DOM), the largest department in the School of Medicine, has close to 600 full-time faculty leading top-notch research, clinical, and education programs. The Department has a decentralized organizational structure across four sites (Parnassus, ZSFG, VAMC and Mt. Zion) and 38 divisions. Authority and accountability for the Department rests with the Department Chair who heads the Parnassus and Mt. Zion sites, and also directs the Vice Chairs at the ZSFG and VAMC sites.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
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