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Conflicts Specialist

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Job Title Conflicts Specialist

JobID 168

Location: New York, NY

Description Position Summary
The Office of Research Integrity oversees the Conflicts Management Office .CMO. at the Weill Cornell Medicine .WCM.. The Office works with employees, department and division administrators, physician and research leaders and committees to promote ethical behavior, integrity in our interactions, and compliance with regulatory requirements and our own internal policies and procedures. Key functions of the CMO include fostering a culture of integrity, and supporting an environment where individuals ask questions and report real or potential compliance.related concerns. Other functions include compliance education, as well as auditing and monitoring of compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and WMC policies., , , The Conflicts Specialist, under the direction of the Conflicts of Interest Manager performs functions related to WCM programs, processes, and policies with a particular focus on conflicts of interest and policy development related to relationships between the Weill Cornell Medicine, its faculty, its workforce, and outside entities. The primary focus of this position is two.fold: 1. to apply policies and regulations to analyze conflicts of interest issues and 2. to ensure appropriate financial interests are managed appropriately and disclosed timely to support institutional compliance with applicable regulations and policies.
Job Responsibilities
+ Conduct conflicts disclosure reviews from the Conflicts Management Office. Present problematic disclosures to the COI Manager and/or Conflicts Advisory Panel. Track and monitor online Conflicts Management System, including daily review of assignments.

+ Support preparation for monthly CAP meetings. Prepare presentations to introduce conflicts of interest related disclosures to the CAP membership for their review. Draft management plans and apply revisions to existing management plans based on feedback.

+ Provides regulatory, policy and procedure related advice and information to the CAP and Institutional Review Board .IRB. to inform their review and assessment of reported financial conflicts of interest.

+ Assists with communication efforts governing conflicts of interest policies and procedures through the development of support strategies, educational materials, educational workshops, newsletters, memos, and other appropriate means.

+ Assists in the continuing assessment of the efficacy and efficiency of COI policies and procedures. Recommend and participate in the implementation of updates in accordance with regulatory changes and university and community best practices.

+ Ensures institutional compliance with the Sunshine Act through reviews of CMS reported data and identification of potential gaps.

+ Monitors both the implementation of Management Plans and the adherence to terms and guidelines of those Management Plans in collaboration with the Dean's designee and/or the Conflicts Oversight Review Committee .CORC..

+ Reports conflicts to federal government agencies .i.e., NIH. and other extramural sponsor’s .as required. and manages the sponsor relationship for all WCM project specific research staff and project related sub.sites who have disclosed conflicts.

+ Performs reviews of all pre.publication media press releases and scholarly publications from faculty and associated research staff to ensure legal compliance of appropriate and accurate disclosures.

+ Support investigation of alleged violations of institutional policies concerning business, research and clinical conflicts of interest, gifts, vendor activities, and WCM policies for faculty outside activities.
+ Bachelor's Degree in related field
1.3 years relevant work experience in healthcare compliance or research operations with regulatory experience in a research.intensive university or hospital setting .preferably with experience addressing financial conflict of interest related to clinical research. or the equivalent experience in a related area of research administration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Strong analytical skills, ability to collect information from diverse sources, interpret and apply regulations, policy and legal principles.

+ Ability to work on matters of high sensitivity and confidentiality with diplomacy and discretion.

+ Ability to work independently and to make decisions on projects without additional oversight.

+ Extensive understanding of regulations and laws related to financial interests in research, as well as corporate and industrial relationships that raise potential financial conflicts of interest and ethical considerations in conducting research.

+ Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a fast paced, deadline driven environment with multiple priorities and multiple stakeholders.

+ Ability to successfully collaborate with individuals and committee members to elicit needed information, discuss potentially sensitive information and develop workable solutions to meet the applicable policies and to protect the research enterprise.

+ Ability to understand, apply and communicate complicated federal regulations to individuals at all levels within the College while maintaining high level of confidentiality.
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Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists.faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization.are engaged in world.class clinical care and cutting.edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork.Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork.Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork.Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients . the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.

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