Investigational Drug Specialist Job
Date: Apr 22, 2013
Location: Baltimore, MD, US
Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Baltimore, MD Shift/Schedule: DAY
Department: UMH: INVESTIGATION DRUGS SVC
Posted FTE: 1.0
Job Posting Category: Allied Health
Hours of Work: ROTATE
Job ID #: 23928
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Minimum Education: Not Indicated
License/Cert Required: Lic Pharmacist
Minimum Experience: Not Indicated
Specialty Type: Not Applicable
What You Will Do:
The Investigational Drug Specialist coordinates the pharmaceutical care component of all drug research conducted within the Medical System to help ensure proficient patient care according to professional standards and practices and regulatory requirements.
* Develops special procedures for the preparation, dispensing, handling and record keeping of each investigational drug study.
* Reviews active study procedures continuously.
* Researches and provides critical analysis of investigation drug information to pharmacists.
* Reviews new drug protocols, prepares estimate of cost for pharmacy portion of study; evaluates for feasibility.
* Assesses the departmental impact of a study on workload, costs and other resources. Negotiates fees for the Investigational Drug Services and develops a pharmacy budget for the study if required.
* Plans and coordinates pharmacy participation in drug protocols including ensuring adequate supplies of study materials, preparing blinded and open label dosage forms and instructs all pharmacy, nursing and medical investigator staff accordingly.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary in order to work with medical, nursing and various allied health staff in order to successfully provide optimal patient care and comply with regulatory requirements. Knowledge of generally accepted pharmacy principles, practices, procedures, mathematics/statistics, medicine, chemistry, epidemiology, clinical study design and evaluation, biotechnology and personal computer, patient/drug information systems. General knowledge of therapeutic pharmacology and pharmaceutics. Management skills to ensure supervision, evaluation, instruction and coordination of professional and pharmacy support staff in the provision of investigational drug services are required.
A Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) or Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD. and current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy is required in addition to a minimum of three years of inpatient pharmacy hospital experience. Specific experience in clinical research and/or investigational drug service is preferred.
Nearest Major Market: Baltimore
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