The Regional Research Manager (RRM) position is responsible for providing administrative oversight and facilitation for ethically- and financially-sound Research within the assigned CHRISTUS region. The RRM works in partnership with the CMOs for the hospital within the assigned region and in collaboration with the System Director of Research for the CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation and Advanced Clinical Care (CIIACC). The RRM provides onsite direction for all research activities and operations. The RRM will work with the CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation and Advanced Clinical Care, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Finance, and the System Director of Research to execute contracts and agreements, subcontracts, and clinical trials within the area. The RRM will build relationships with both internal and external collaborators to further fortify regional research portfolio. The RRM 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. The RRM will develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures. The RRM will provide direct supervision of associates working in the assigned facility. The RRM will be responsible for implementation of the vision of the Research Program and the strategic plan for research within the regional hospital.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.