Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$62,250 - $110,000 / Year
East Campus (La Jolla)
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday

#130621 Clinical Trial Coverage Analyst - Hybrid

Extended Deadline: Tue 7/16/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/05/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the Research Compliance Analyst 2 or Research Compliance Analyst 3 level.


UCSD’s Office of Coverage Analysis Administration (OCAA) is dedicated to ensuring billing compliance for clinical research. A coverage analysis harmonizes the clinical trials protocol, budget, contract and informed consent to determine what is billable to insurance based on federal/state billing regulations including Medicare’s National Coverage Decision (NCD) 310.1 as well as other third-party billing rules. It ensures consistent application of Medicare rules across studies, and consistent application of study documents. The office works with other key offices, including the Human Research Protection Program and the Office of Clinical Trials Administration to assure harmonization of regulatory and budgetary processes in clinical trials.

Under general supervision, responsible for reviewing clinical research trials to determine if they are qualified clinical trials pursuant to Medicare’s National Coverage Determination 310.1 (NCD). The incumbent creates a coverage analysis 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 independently and effectively communicate the results of the coverage analysis to the Principal Investigator and/or the study team. Output from this position may be reviewed and audited by the OCAA management team. Completes other duties as assigned.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite in La Jolla and remote.


  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

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

  • Proficiency with Medical Terminology.

  • Effective, efficient and tactful oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of clinical research including the conduct of commercial, federal and PI initiated protocols. Demonstrated experience working with 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.

  • Knowledge of relevant Federal and State regulations, and policies.

  • Ability to solve problems, issues; listen, interpret and confirm understanding of others' communications; and be objective.

  • Ability to work in a team oriented setting, to prioritize work, and to follow through on routine assignments with minimal direction.

  • Proficiency with computers, including the ability to operate personal computer software with sophisticated retrieval, storage, and merging capabilities.

  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and work with frequent interruptions. Demonstrated ability to manage a high volume workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated resourcefulness and attention to detail.


  • Nursing Degree or Healthcare Professional experience.

  • Knowledge of Medicare coverage decisions, benefit policy manuals and billing processes. Knowledge of FDA and Medicare regulations related to clinical trials including trials involving Investigational New Drugs (INDs) and Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $61,800 - $108,000 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $29.60 - $51.72

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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