Pharmacist - Clinical Research

- Tucson, AZ
Posted: March 14, 2022
Overview

Facing cancer takes great strength and courage. It also takes an exceptional Pharmacist - Clinical Research to monitor compliance with all legal regulations and accreditation organizations. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards.

If you like the technical process of medication dispensing and compounding, while overseeing the pharmaceutical responsibilities and guidelines for the Arizona Oncology research program that focuses on the management of all research elements, we want you to join our team.

About Us:

Our mission is to increase access to and advance the delivery of high-quality cancer care in America. As part of US Oncology, one of the nation's largest healthcare services networks dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and research, we can quickly bring the latest advances in cancer care to our patients. Most importantly, we understand the special needs of cancer patients, and are devoted to caring for the whole person, not just the disease. Our physicians and staff treat patients in over 28 locations throughout the state including Deer Valley, Flagstaff, Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Tucson.

Benefits:

We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package that includes, 401K Profit Sharing Plan, Critical Care Insurance, Dental Insurance, Health Spending Account, Legal Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medical Insurance, Paid Time Off Plan, Short and Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, and Vision Insurance.

To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.

Responsibilities

In your job, you will have the ability to make a difference in a patient's journey by:
  • Establish a culture of research while ensuring quality assurance standards for the pharmacy.
  • Facilitate screening process for specific studies to increase accrual.
  • Manage all aspects of clinical trials related to investigational products, including training of pharmacy staff, maintenance of IP binders and drug accountability records, maintenance of IP blinding and unbinding processes, attendance at site initiation visits and review of protocols and investigational brochures.
  • Ensure stability conditions in the pharmacy (i.e. temperature, light, expirations, etc.).
  • Provide expertise in USP800 and its impact on research.
  • Build IKM regimens for non USON studies.
  • Prepare and dispense medication orders.
  • Maintain and evaluate patient profile and comprehensive drug data file to evaluate orders for any incompatibilities.
  • Check all orders for completeness of information.
  • Verify patient information and proper physician authorization.
  • Check all orders for insurance approval before admixing.
  • Admix drugs as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner as per department guidelines and preparing all drugs within OSHA guidelines and interoffice guidelines and clinical trial protocol and pharmacy manual guidelines.
  • Ensure correct preparation of all formulas or medications.
  • Check all prescriptions for completeness.
  • Calculate correct dosages, converting between metric and apothecary equivalents.
  • Organize and direct technician's work-flow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying order entries, charges, and inspections.
  • Provide pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals and patients.
  • Provide and documents drug counseling to all patients.
  • Ensure all legal and professional requirements are adhered to, including controlled substances.
  • Consult with patients to determine pre-existing conditions to assess medication compatibility.
  • Instruct patients on effects of food and alcohol intake.
  • Warn of potential side effects.
  • Provide professional drug information and assistance to medical staff.
  • Participates in pharmacy teaching and in-service programs, particularly related to clinical trials and investigational products.
  • Properly disposes all materials used when mixing chemo or non-chemo IVs.
  • Clean hood daily and in between I.V.
  • Log and date all drugs that are being used and maintain all investigational product drug accountability records.
  • Check drugs monthly for outdates.
  • Keep accurate temperature logs, and accurate logs on all protocol drugs and patient assistance drugs. Manage temperature monitor systems.
  • Assist with inventory control of medications.
  • Order supplies and medications as required per clinical trial protocols and pharmacy manuals.
  • Receive and shelve medications.
  • Ensure that standard drug supplies are in adequate supply in all departments.
  • File and prepare billing and labels.
  • Compute prices.
  • Receive new drug education and clinical trial information from medical science liaisons and from drug representatives; remains abreast of new information.
  • Maintain strict confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
  • Prepare reports and monitoring activities as directed.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of pharmacy and current state licensure.
  • Current license as a Pharmacist in state of practice.
  • May supervise the activities of Pharmacy Technicians.

What You Bring to the Team:
  • Commitment to research and quality standards within the pharmacy.
  • Oncology background preferred.
  • Initiate and follow quality assurance and safety policies and procedures.
  • Monitor compliance with all legal regulations and accreditation organizations.
  • Support and adhere to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

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Tucson, AZ

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