• Director of Clinical Operations, Optometry- Jacksonville FL

    Job Locations (All) | US-FL-Jacksonville | US-FL
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/27/2018 5:35 PM)
  • Overview

    Director, Clinical Operations, Optometry:


    Responsible for all operations activities and staff within their unit(s), by assisting in the planning, implementation and monitoring of all ongoing activities and projects in the unit/units. Mentors and leads the operations management, maintains appropriate resources to achieve maximum staff billability and adheres to quality management practices. Provides leadership in the implementation of PRA’s quality initiatives and business processes, achievement of management goals within the framework of the company mission, policy and philosophy. Provides strategic direction to all departments of the unit(s). Ensures staff development, performance feedback and HR policies are properly implemented. Ensures appropriate profitability for all the projects conducted in the unit(s)


    • Takes ownership for overall direction, strategy and performance standards across job disciplines to assure that
      profitability targets are achieved
    • Member of the Executive Oversight/Operations Committees as requested
    • Ensures services provided to clients are compliant with PRA’s policies, procedures, SOPs, ICH-GCPs,
      client contractual expectations and country specific regulatory requirements
    • Develops operational budget for the unit(s)
    • Drives strategic growth in line with emerging industry direction, client needs, and regulatory changes
      • Mentors and develops management team to expand performance levels and assure retention of high performing PRA
        Ensures appropriate employee resources are available to meet corporate/ client/ project objectives while achieving
        optimal billability of clinical operations staff
      • Regularly reviews resource needs to ensure timely hiring of clinical operations staff o Reviews and
        approves hiring decisions as assigned by Vice President
      • Takes action to adjust departmental resources at roll up level, as appropriate, to ensure corporate
        billability targets are maintained while assuring client/ project objectives are achieved
        • Establishes processes and participates in PRA’s Quality Process Management continuous improvements by assuring
      • that project quality metrics align with company, client and clinical operations objectives
      • Identifies and leads initiatives to harmonize with global counterparts for consistency on project delivery
        • Provides input to central proposals for project bids to ensure all projects can and will be managed within contractually
          agreed upon schedules and budgets
        • Provides guidance/ insight on aspects of clinical operations, as well as contingency planning, to
          accommodate project or therapeutic-specific nuances while identifying potential impact to budget
        • Participates in client presentations and/ or bid defense meetings, as required




    • Clinic Management experience is required
    • General Management previous experience or training required
    • Extensive experience using computerized information systems required
    • Substantial clinical trials development experience required
    • Thorough knowledge of ICH and local regulatory regulations regarding drug research and development required
    • Thorough knowledge of local legal framework regarding employment required
    • Thorough knowledge of business administration principles
    • Read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language
    • Doctorate of Optometry - Highly preferred


    • Minimum of 10 years of management experience required - Preferrably within a CRO/Pharmacuetical organization


    • BS degree or its international equivalent in clinical science or health-related field from an accredited institution, or equivalent work experience required


    • Graduate degree in Life Sciences or MBA, or its international equivalent, preferred

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

    PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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