The Site Monitoring and Auditing Resource Team (SMART) is seeking a Director who will demonstrate an execution of leadership that is categorized as a significant and incessant responsibility and accountability for the safety of patients volunteering to participate in multicentered clinical trials sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Research and Development (ORD) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) or cosponsored with other Federal agencies (e.g. NIH, DOD, PHS, etc.) or industry; this leadership significantly influences the VA ORD mission and health care via Good Clinical Practice (GCP) auditing / monitoring of multicenter clinical trials in the VA ORD CSP.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program is an Agency Program within the Veterans Health Administration, Office of Research and Development (ORD). CSP’s mission is to advance the health and care of veterans and the nation through cooperative research studies that produce innovative and effective solutions to national healthcare problems. Specializing in very large-scale clinical research studies within the VA, across the United States, and internationally, CSP has conducted many landmark studies and continues to advance the practice of medicine, including genomic medicine.
SMART is the only entity of its type in medical research programs in the federal government and is managed by a Director with highly and specially trained, and experienced GCP monitors and auditors. The mission of SMART is to promote, monitor and audit compliance with GCP and regulatory requirements (VA, HSS, and FDA) governing clinical trials in the CSP throughout the U.S. Monitoring and auditing of clinical trials assures the rights and safety of patients participating are protected; reported clinical trial data are accurate, complete, and verifiable from source documents; and the conduct of the clinical trial is compliant with the protocol, GCP and applicable FDA and VA regulatory requirements.
This position is eligible for alternative workplace arrangements / telework (mobile, remote, or virtual) at supervisor discretion. Residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico preferred but not required.
The incumbent must meet one of the following educational and professional requirements:
Must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited College or School of Pharmacy with BS degree in pharmacy and/or a PharmD degree AND
Must have a full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Must hold a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by APA.
Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.
Hold a full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a state, territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico) or the District of Columbia.
Hold a current, full, active and unrestricted nursing license in any US State, Commonwealth, Territory, or District of Columbia.
Have completed an MSN or Master’s in related field with BSN (BSN required for Nurse IV, or MSN from Bridge Program (no BSN required) [4 to 5 years RN Experience] OR
Hold a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field (3 to 6 years RN experience]
Telecommuting is allowed.
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About VA Cooperative Studies Program
The VA Cooperative Studies Program is the Division of VA Research and Development that is responsible for the planning and conduct of large multicenter clinical trials and epidemiological studies in the Department of Veterans Affairs.