The Research Operations Pharmacist II is responsible for the oversight of the preparation, compounding, and dispensing of investigational pharmaceuticals. Research Operations Pharmacist II is responsible for the safe and efficient dispensing of medications according to the laws and regulations governing pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy.??
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.??
Practices as a pharmacist in accordance with all federal, state, DFCI, DF/HCC, and Joint Commission policies, regulations, and standards.
Appropriately prepares and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including non-sterile and sterile products, investigational medications, hazardous drugs, biologics, and controlled substance medications clarifying order appropriateness with other health care providers when necessary.
Ensure that investigational products are being prepared according to the established protocol and in consideration of patient parameters from the set-up of the trial from an operational perspective to the review of the final dispense.
Documents and reports clinical interventions in the safety system; detects and reports safety concerns accurately, in a timely manner, and per policy.
Participates in investigational drug inventory management and investigational drug accountability (e.g., drug procurement, expiration date updates, cycle counts, drug destruction, receipt verification of investigational products, compounding records, etc.).
Effectively communicates with other members of the pharmacy, the patient, or care team to provide timely updates on status and order prioritization patient delays, issues, or concerns.
Operates pharmacy-specific equipment and troubleshoots errors.
Responsible for proactive process management.
Participates in the interviewing, onboarding, and training of new staff members.
May participate in assigned Institute multidisciplinary committees and clinic conferences as assigned.
May participate in the creation of continuing education content as assigned.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
The Research Operations Pharmacist II must meet the following requirements to be hired and maintain their position in the Pharmacy Department at DFCI.
Minimum Education: All Pharmacists require a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy.????
Minimum Experience: 2 years of experience in hospital pharmacy or retail/specialty pharmacy experience with a minimum of 1 year of oncology or clinical trial experience required.
License/Certification/Registration: Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to effectively work and communicate with other pharmacy team members, patients, providers, and other institutions.
Proficient in the use of all technology, references, workflows, safety reporting and protocol documentation required to perform primary job functions.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently to meet deadlines, and adapt to changes in high-volume situations; accepts additional responsibilities based on the changing needs of the work setting.
Ability to train and orient new pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.??
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.??
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.