The Regional Research Director (RRD) position is responsible for providing administrative oversight and facilitation for ethically- and financially-sound Research within the assigned CHRISTUS region. The RRD works in partnership with the CMOs for the hospitals within the assigned region and in collaboration with the System Director of Research for the CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation and Advanced Clinical Care (CIIACC). She/he provides on site direction for all research activities and operations. He/she will work with the CHRISTUS Research Instutute, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the the System Director of Research to execute contracts and agreements, subcontracts, and clinical trials within the area. The RRD will build relationships with both internal and external collaborators to further fortify regional research portfolio. The RRD assists in project planning and ensures that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. Furthermore, he/she will coordinate the Regional Research Feasibility Committee to ensure all proposed research fits within the CHRISTUS Health's Mission, Vision, and Goals. He/she will develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures. The director will provide direct supervision of associates working in the regional research centers. He/She will be responsible for implementation of the vision of the Christus Research Instutute and the strategic plan for research within the region.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.