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Dignity Health Clinical Research Program Manager in PHOENIX, Arizona


Yavapai Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare provider that offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services. Our healing network includes two full-service acute care hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics, the YRMC Wellness Center and the YRMC Outpatient Services Building. YRMC's unmatched continuum of care covers a 5,500 square mile service area and includes cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, a comprehensive Women's Health Pavilion and Arizona's only Patient Blood Management Program. YRMC has earned numerous awards for quality and has earned national recognition as an exceptional provider of care.

YRMC West is a 134-bed, acute care hospital located in the heart of Prescott. This award winning hospital has been a vital member of the Prescott community for over 70 years and is home to a comprehensive array of healing services, including the nationally-respected James Family Heart Center.


The Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Research Program Manager position is responsible for the oversight, management, implementation, and accountability of clinical research activities across our facilities in Northern Arizona. This newly dedicated role serves to integrate YRMC research activities with established research administration workflows to support a rapidly growing research portfolio. This position is accountable for the assigned research cost center budget, and responsible for overseeing all project activities within the research portfolio. The Program Manager works diligently to support the research interests of all physicians and ancillary staff to facilitate research from concept to close-out. This is achieved via a spirit of partnership with internal staff members and external stakeholders to secure extramural funding and grow a sponsored clinical trial portfolio. Other responsibilities include the day-to-day oversight of research operations, coordination of interdisciplinary research patient care needs and fostering a compliant research culture based on the principles of Good Clinical Practice, Federal Regulations and Dignity Health policies.

This position reports directly to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Research Operations Manager and works cooperatively with YRMC Administration, Physician Investigators and members of Dignity Health Research Institute.

Position Summary:

Responsible for administration, oversight, management, implementation and accountability of clinical research, data collection activities and clinical operations for assigned research program. Coordinates project activities, regulatory approvals, contracting and is accountable for assigned research cost center budget.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Facilitates research activities in partnership with program Medical Director(s) and Research Administration colleagues leveraging clinical experience in related specialty area. Activities include coordination of grant submissions and sponsored clinical trials. Work includes management of site selection process, site initiation visits, and study submissions consistent with regulatory requirements and local policies.

  • Directs, organizes and plans the daily research operational activities of the program and support staff to manage and grow the divisions research activities. Serves as the primary liaison for internal and external project sponsors, routinely informing key stakeholders of project plans, status updates, milestones (including subject enrollment metrics, timely data collection and submission and related contract and/or grant goals) through regular reporting and coordinated discussions.

  • Manages program budget working synergistically with Research Administration to perform and coordinate transactional tasks; i.e., sponsor invoicing, patient financial billing, time and effort reporting, etc. Proactively manages supplies, staffing needs and research portfolio via forecasting reports to ensure a robust study pipeline is in place. Acts as the program fiscal steward and works to promote and grow the research portfolio thru public relations, web-based activities, newsletters and social media outlets.

  • A strong working knowledge of GCP, ICH, DHHS, OIG and FDA regulations and depth of clinical expertise in the assigned area is required along with familiarity of all applicable federal and state regulations and institutional policies. Coordinates the process flow of a study from initial concept to IRB through the final study closure. Facilitates feasibility reviews based upon governing policies.

Position Location is onsite at:

Yavapai Regional Medical Center West


1003 Willow Creek Road

Prescott, Arizona 86301




Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing and/or Master's degree in healthcare related or business field.

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in related field. Three (3) years management experience.


  • Active Arizona RN License and Research Society certification, or ability to obtain within 12 months of employment.


  • Current CITI training certificate

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Job ID 2021-182619

Employment Type Full Time

Department Research Administration

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Schedule 8 Hour


Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.