Summary: The Director of Research, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery (ACS) Research and Academic Development shall conduct, coordinate and/or supervise, as appropriate, all research efforts and academic program activities for the Trauma/ACS Service.
Full Time Position: Reports to the Director of Trauma GME and Research, and to the Trauma Medical Director
Mission: The person filling this position will be responsible for administrative coordination and oversight of all trauma/ACS research and related academic activities, supervision and management of the full-time research team staff members, and oversight and support of all assigned trauma/ACS research fellows or other trainees in close coordination with the Director of Trauma GME and Research. This effort will focus on the primary mission of designing and executing high-quality and impactful research and other academic productivity, and to meet and exceed the research requirements and standards established for Level 1 trauma centers by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
Core responsibilities include:
Conduct trauma/ACS related research either as a member of a team or independently
Develop and prepare research protocols
Work with sponsors, Principal Investigators, and Scripps Institutional Review Board (IRB) to coordinate activities for protocol approval and implementation and to assure that appropriate regulatory documentation is completed
Collaborate with other institutions in trauma/ACS research
Acquire patient consent to be a subject in research
Collect subject data from the trauma patient registry and other hospital records
Oversee all data collection and management efforts within the program
Maintain study documents in accordance with Good Clinical Practice standards and all applicable laws and regulations
Contribute to the production or, where appropriate, individual production of conference and seminar papers, presentations, and publications from research
Contribute to the preparation or, where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies
Involvement in professional activities including, subject to availability of funds, attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise
Administrative functions, including IRB submissions, primarily connected with the area of research
Co-supervision or, where appropriate, direct supervision of trainee/fellow research projects
Supervision and administrative oversight of Trauma Research staff members, including annual performance evaluations, schedule and vacation approval, and computer and data access
Attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the trauma service and at departmental level and/or membership on any related or relevant committees
Supervise and administer internal and external research grant applications, awards, and required reporting
Assist in preparation of County/State and American College of Surgeons reviews and verifications, primarily connected with the area of research and related scholarly activities.
Supervise and perform scheduled intermittent reviews of available trauma/ACS multi-center trials and make recommendations regarding their suitability for participation
Supervise and assist with all aspects of abstract and manuscript preparation and submission for presentation at local/national meetings and publication in peer-reviewed journals
Interface with legal department, hospital administration, and other departments for data use agreements, grant management and administration, and other requirements in support of the trauma research program
Participate in the trauma quality improvement committee and provide assistance and support in the monthly trauma morbidity and mortality review conferences in coordination with the Trauma Medical Director.
Provide assistance and support in the development and delivery of major trauma medical conferences, including a yearly in-house Scripps trauma/ACS research seminar
Develop and review educational curriculum for the research team members and assigned research trainees/fellows
Provide assistance and support in the preparation of County/State and American College of Surgeons reviews and verifications in diverse areas beyond research and academics, as needed
Completion of a Doctoral degree in a health-related field, leadership, education, or law
Familiarity and experience with advanced statistics and research design
Strong background in medical or health-related research
Experience in medical informatics, data visualization, working with large datasets
Evidence of publications in peer-reviewed medical or health-related journals
Experience working with IRB and knowledge of good research practices and all other research-related laws and policies for clinical research
Minimum 5 years clinical and/or research experience in ICU/Trauma/Emergency or equivalent area of hospital/clinical care
Demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring/advising students/trainees
Public speaking and presentation experience and expertise
Managerial experience with leading and supervising diverse groups or teams, including job-performance evaluations and counseling
Managerial experience in coordinating research projects including multidisciplinary and multi-center studies
Experience in undertaking extensive literature reviews and critically appraising literature
Experience in both journalistic and medical research writing
High level organizational skill: the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, initiate and follow-up actions, all with minimal or no supervision
Demonstrated capacity to work in a collegial manner with staff, clinicians, and all research team members
High level of familiarity with computers, including experience using MS Word, Excel, email and the internet
Internal Number: 4077
About Scripps Mercy Hospital/Trauma Team Medical Group
San Diego’s trauma system is considered to be one of the finest in the United States, due in part to our Trauma Medical Group and Research Program.
Providing a perfect combination of research and clinical practice, our teams actively strive to give the best quality of care based on real evidence.
More than just data crunching, our team finds the truth behind the numbers.