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Administrator, Office of Grants and Research

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Location: Allentown, PA

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Job DetailsOur people make Lehigh Valley Health Network a great place to work. Join us in applying for our Administrator, Office of Grants and Research position in the NORI Administration department.

Be part of inspiring passion. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the deep connection we have with our patients and with each other is undeniable. In fact, we rely upon each other's strengths and passion to deliver exceptional patient satisfaction and high quality service each and every day.

Lehigh Valley Hospital has ranked among U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' for 21 consecutive years. LVHN is also a Magnetâ„¢ Hospital, recognized three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for attracting and retaining the best professional nurses. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital received an 'A' grade in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score, the highest grade in patient safety. These three recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology.

Job Description: Administrator level position responsible for the strategic direction and administrative oversight of the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Research program, Grants Program and the Institutional Review Board. Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the numerous administrative business processes related to federal grants, clinical trials and other research projects within the Research Office, Grants Office, and the Institutional Review Board. Oversees all financial management for these areas. Oversees the entire research process, grant management process and the Institutional Review Board. Responsible for ensuring pre-award and post-award business processes operate properly. Oversees the research patient care billing process, expenditure review, invoicing, cash management, financial reporting, and effort reporting distributions, cost sharing, and other major post award business processes. Oversees the application, protocol submission, budgeting, coverage analysis, contract negotiation, award acceptance, and other essential pre-award business processes. Responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and governmental or sponsor requirements, and the Lehigh Valley Health Network Inc. Compliance Program. Reports to the Senior Vice President, Medical Services

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree in Accounting or related relevant bachelor's degree with ten (10) years' experience in a healthcare environment or relevant master's degree with five (5) years' experience in a healthcare environment is required. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a healthcare environment. The ideal candidate will have over five (5) years of experience in managing funds and/or grants. Be familiar with clinical trial and study operations, federally funded grants, research financial administration, grant management, human subject's protection, and compliance. Must have demonstrated leadership ability and execution of office or program objectives. Must have knowledge of FDA Good Clinical Practices, OMB Circular A-110, A-122, and A-133, OHRP and AAHRPP guidance, 21 CFR Parts 11, 50, 54, 56, 312 and 812, 45 CFR Part 46, and other applicable regulations. Must be flexible and comfortable working in an uncertain and fast paced environment. Substantial knowledge of regulatory, contractual and Lehigh Valley Health Network requirements for compliant research patient care billing is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree (MBA) is preferred. Experience in dealing with physician investigators is preferred. Experience managing a financially viable and sound research/grants program is preferred. Familiarity with clinical research and grant accounting technology also preferred. Substantial knowledge of fund or grant accounting, financial control, patient care billing and revenue cycle operations, payroll operations, accounts payable operations, grant management, budgeting and negotiating contracts is preferred. Strong communication and interpersonal skills is preferred. Computer, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet skills are preferred.

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Influenza vaccination is required for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities. #LI-DG1

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