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University of California - San Diego Medical Centers - San Diego, CA

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Commensurate with Experience


East Campus

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Days, 8 hrs/day


Initial Review Date: MON 10/3/2016

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment or Special Selection: Apply by 7/21/16 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible ACCES or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Special Selection.


Under supervision, the assistant analyst is responsible for reviewing clinical research trials to determine if it is a qualified clinical trial pursuant to Medicare s National Coverage Determination 310.1 (NCD). The incumbent creates coverage analyses based on clinical trial protocols and related regulatory documents that outlines the billing of the clinical items and services required by the research study. The incumbent will effectively communicate the results of the coverage analysis to the Principal Investigator and/or the study team. All output from this position will be reviewed and audited by the OCAA management team. Performs other related assistant analyst functions as required.



Ability to interpret research contracts, study budgets, clinical protocols, and consent forms to extrapolate billing/coverage data.

Proficiency with Medical Terminology.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge of FDA and Medicare regulations related to clinical trials including trials involving Investigational New Drugs (INDs) and Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs).

Knowledge of clinical research including the conduct of commercial, federal and PI initiated protocols. Strong demonstrated experience working with clinical and clinical trials research activities, regulatory compliance, guidelines related to IRB informed consent, as well as interpreting and comprehending complex clinical research protocols, activities and guidelines.

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook.

Demonstrated resourcefulness and attention to detail.

Demonstrate ability to manage a high volume workload, multitask and meet deadlines.



Experience with HCPCS/CPT Coding.

In-depth knowledge of Hospital/Professional Billing or Coding.

Knowledge of Medicare coverage decisions, benefit policy manuals and billing processes.

Nursing Degree or Healthcare Professional experience.

Bachelor s Degree in Healthcare or science related discipline or 2 years experience in clinical research or related field.

In-depth knowledge of research, research clinical trials and the regulatory environment.


* Must be willing to work occasional overtime and travel to sites as necessary.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. U.S. News and World Report s annual "America s Best Hospitals" report has repeatedly ranked UC San Diego Health as the #1 health system in San Diego. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html