Reference Number: JO-2003-447377_2
Medical Director – UK
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Central London / West End

Clinical Operations Director – UK
Location: London
Competitive Salary + company car/allowance + bonus + benefits

Our client is currently looking to recruit a Director – Medical Operations, based from home, or one of their sites in the UK. Core responsibilities will be to provide overall accountability for operational delivery, efficiency, quality and performance of our UK Research Physicians.

Reporting into the Snr Medical Director for EMEA, this role will be instrumental in driving Operational Excellence by implementing strategies to enhance commercial site delivery and the quality of medical care.

Role Responsibility:

Key roles and responsibilities for the Director – Medical Operations are as follows –

• Leadership to ensure physician engagement with operational delivery
• Leadership responsibility for research physician population in the UK, including interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, behavioural and technical coaching and mentoring
• Assures department adherence to good ethical and regulatory standards
• Supports study implementation and involved in the planning of study delivery at sites to ensure maximum patient enrolment and delivery
• Drives medical operational delivery by embedding and creating a culture of delivery excellence
• Actively involved in feasibility, new trends and studies and recommend best approach at a country level
• Leads the medical teams to develop strategies and tactics to support planned growth and to increase efficiency and effectiveness
• Attends and participates in the weekly delivery calls and give guidance to support the achievement of delivery goals
• Manages and controls costs within agreed budgets where applicable
• Adheres to applicable regulations and ICH guidelines regarding clinical trials, regulatory documents and safety issues. Adheres to COP’s/SOP’s and study specific guidelines
• Drives compliance with company and sponsor quality objectives ensuring effective and efficient best practice processes, procedures and documentation to aid delivery and meet customer requirements
• Provides or arrange training to all research physicians within the territory (study specific, operational standards, acute performance issues, etc.) specifically including conducting patient appointments in the most efficient and effective manner to maximize results
• Provides guidance to research physicians regarding the clinical management of patients
• Monitors all safety variables (AE, Lab abnormalities, changes in medical status, un-blinding request) and discusses all medical concerns with relevant stakeholders
• Provides sound and poised review of the likely risks and benefits of a study to management. Provides medical review of adverse events of special interest, serious adverse events and clinical outcomes events reported by study sites

To be considered for this strategic opportunity you will need the following skills & experience –

• Valid Medical Degree paired with GMC registration, licensed to practise with no limitations
• Strong leadership capability with a demonstrable track record of driving operational efficiency
• Solid understanding of UK clinical regulations, as well as practical knowledge of common local, medical practices and treatment habits
• The ability to lead by example, engage and influence to command respect without resorting to hierarchy
• Advanced understanding of clinical medicine/clinical pharmacology, and associated disciplines and drug development principles
• Demonstrated ability to maintain scientific credibility whilst being commercially driven

The successful candidate would receive a competitive annual salary package plus an excellent benefits package including the likes of a car allowance, bonus, private healthcare, pension scheme and much more.

Contact/How to Learn More:
To find out more information or apply, contact Louise Williams on 0118 952 2799 or email louise.williams@onlymedics.com
Only Medics Recruitment Ltd specialises solely on the recruitment of medics within the pharmaceutical industry across the UK and mainland Europe. We work with large, medium-sized and small pharmaceutical organisations as well as clinical research organisation and medical device companies.


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