Clinical Research Navigator 2

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN

Clinical Research Navigator 2 - VICTR

Requisition #1910078

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 6 years relevant experience

Your Role
We are seeking an individual with clinical research knowledge and experience to join our clinical research support services team. The team and its responsibilities have expanded in response to eStar implementation and centralized support initiatives, to meet the needs of the Vanderbilt research community. Clinical Research Fiscal Support Services (CRFSS) provides support services to research teams related to the eSmart application and its integration with eStar (Epic), e-Star research process support, education and training, and supports eStar and Vanderbilt Health Connect security access for researchers and their teams. The team also: provides assistance with budget development and negotiation and research reconciliation for research patient care billing; contributes to content, processes and testing of researcher-oriented software improvements (eSmart, eStar); manages just-in-time reminders aimed at improving compliance with eSMART, eStar billing and research documentation requirements; and provides other related services. Team members collaborate as a team and with the Department of Finance Clinical Trials Billing Compliance team, the Vanderbilt Coordinating Center, Health IT and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Institutional Review Board, Office of Contracts Management and others, to design new and optimize existing processes and workflows and to assist research staff in understanding and applying financial and billing best practices for clinical trials.

In collaboration with the VU Human Research Protections Program, the Clinical Research Navigator II assists with the optimal application of the Federal, State, and local laws, guidance documents, VU Institutional policies, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures while meeting the objectives of the VU research community. Consults on complex research and regulatory issues in conjunction with the team(s) to identify solutions and develop improvement processes. The Clinical Research Navigator II researches topics of departmental, institutional or strategic importance.

Position Qualifications

Master’s Degree Preferred
6+ years of experience preferred
Experience with healthcare billing plans preferred
Working knowledge of clinical trial budgeting preferred
Must have excellent organizational and time management skills, great communication skills, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

About the Department:
The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR) is Vanderbilt’s virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Research and the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR functions to help researchers and clinicians do their jobs better by providing tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers. For more information, please visit

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Basic Qualifications

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.