Clinical operations manager jobs generally work for organizations in the medical field and are responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day activities for the medical portion of the organization. This includes the management of customer service, sales, and billing, as well as the general management of the operations staff. The clinical operations manager is responsible for overseeing employees and delegating work tasks throughout the department to ensure that thee tasks are completed properly and in a timely manner. They work with engineers, project managers, technicians, accounting representatives, and administrative workers. Additionally, some clinical operations managers communicate with customers or outside vendors.
Other responsibilities of a clinical operations manager include overseeing all day-to-day operations of the department; ensuring staff compliance with set standards; hiring, training, and scheduling employees; and creating and managing contracts. The clinical operations manager is also responsible for reviewing all internal policies and procedures to ensure complete compliance with regulatory requirements. A clinical operations manager usually reports to the chief executive officer of the organization.
Clinical operations manager jobs require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and five to 10 years' experience working in a healthcare environment. They must be able to handle multiple projects and complete them in a timely manner, as well as have excellent organizational and multitasking skills. Knowledge of Medicare, worker’s compensation, and OSHA regulations are preferred. Clinical operations managers also must be able to lead and direct the work of other team members.
Clinical Operations Manager Tasks
Ensure trials remain within budget and use resources efficiently, identify, and apply for sources of funding.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate the performance of clinic researchers.
Work with researchers to make sure research meets quality and regulatory standards.
Develop, review, and enforce policies and protocols for conducting trials and obtaining consent from trial participants.
Oversee and direct the running of clinical trials at a medical research laboratory.