JOB DESCRIPTION :
Abbott Medical Division is looking for an
Clinical Contracts and Payment Associate (m / w / d)
This position will be split 75% Contracting and 25% Payments. Working under general supervision, is responsible for various duties related to :
Negotiating contracts and budgets with research sites, ensure contracts are written in accordance to associated Abbott and regulatory protocols, obtain necessary approvals from senior management for clinical agreements.
Handling and oversite of Clinical site payments / financials associated with Clinical studies.
Tasks : Clinical Contracting :
Clinical Contracting :
In compliance with Company policies and in accordance with applicable regulations as well as maintaining the direction of Abbott’s Legal Department, negotiate with research sites.
Write technical contract language covering such items as indemnification, subject injury language, intellectual property rights, confidentiality, and other similar matters;
together with negotiating fair and compliant budgets based on study protocol.
Analyze and resolve differences in contract interpretations between Abbott and sites, and resolve conflicts as necessary.
Obtain necessary approvals for contractual documents by senior management.
Maintain communication of negotiation status using Company IT systems.
Meet study site activation timelines utilizing effective negotiations skills which results in signed executable agreements.
Clinical payments :
In accordance with Company policy and Accounting practices ensure the integrity of clinical financial data within the clinical database as well in clinical files.
Responsible for entering, reviewing, verifying and organizing incoming financial data.
Enters financial data into Company systems utilizing Oracle CSP and SAP programs
Verifies accuracy of invoicing and other accounting documents or records for sites
Submit invoices to accounts payable for processing
Monitors study expenditures and terms of contracts to ensure compliance with study design
Send payment letters and correspondence to the site to request invoices
Serve as the primary contact for sites regarding reimbursement issues
Associate degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Information Systems Required. A Bachelor degree is preferred.
Must be fluent in Italian and English
2+ years’ experience in Contracting / Contracting Negotiations / skill in redlining documents (Direct knowledge of Clinical Contracting Preferred)
2+ years’ experience working in a clinical / research environment
Solid problem-solving skills
Must demonstrate personal computer skills (i.e., Microsoft products like Excel, Word) including the ability to learn new software
Experience with databases desired
Work independently with minimum supervision. Effective Communicator
Strong Project management skills a must