Pharmacist, Research Specialist - Inpatient Clinical Trials
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2023-31766
The Pharmacist, Research Specialist for Inpatient Clinical Trials supports inpatient care by understanding the clinical trial research protocol, providing clinical trial education to the pharmacy staff, coordinating study drug inventory/supplies, and assisting sites with any operational and regulatory concerns related to the clinical trial at Brigham and Women???s Hospital (BWH). Works closely with BWH Research Pharmacy to coordinate and operationalize oncology clinical trials and DFCI inpatient treatment at BWH.
This position if fully on-site.
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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Practice as a Pharmacist in accordance with all federal, state, DFCI, DF/HCC, and Joint Commission policies, regulations, and standards and serves as the primary pharmacist on the delegation logs and maintains their NCI, CITI, and GCP trainings.
Oversee the implementation of new inpatient trials at BWH from a pharmacy perspective and follow the progress of clinical research protocols along with the study team for safety, efficacy, appropriateness of drug and dose, and/or operational concerns.
Work with BWH inpatient pharmacy and Main Campus - Longwood regarding investigational drug supply/inventory, and drug ordering as well as troubleshoot active patient issues. Maintain adequate inventory and ensure timely transfer of research medications to BWH as well as return medications to DFCI when necessary.
Monitor site based 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.) for new and existing patients.
Collaborate with other members of the pharmacy, multidisciplinary clinical teams, study teams, and other departments internal and external to the Institute, communicate logistics and provide education/training on clinical trial details and operational considerations involved with the clinical research program.
Ensure that investigational products are being prepared according to the established protocol and in consideration of patient and protocol parameters from the review and set-up of the trial to the patient dispense.
Participate in protocol-specific training for BWH research pharmacy staff on the clinical and dispensing aspects of research medications. Act as a resource for questions that may arise during treatment.
Participate in EPIC Beacon research treatment plan order and Willow medication build validation.
Oversee the completeness of drug accountability logs and records for oncology studies at DFCI and BWH.
Attend disease group meetings that treat inpatients to gain an understanding of priorities and upcoming patient treatments
Participate in inpatient clinical trial site initiation visits for new studies and serves as the subject matter expert in conjunction with the main campus research pharmacist.
Participate in new clinical trial review as well as amendment review with a focus on inpatient operations.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
The Research Pharmacist Specialist for Inpatient Clinical Trials must meet the following requirements to be hired and maintain their position in the Pharmacy Department at DFCI.
All Pharmacists require a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy.??????
3 years of hospital pharmacy or pharmaceutical industry experience with at least 2 years of oncology, regulatory, or clinical research experience required.
Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to critically assess clinical trial documents, references and/or drug information sources with attention to detail.
Works effectively as a member of a unit team, cross functional teams and thrives in team-oriented environments.
Prioritizes and adapts to change; accepts additional responsibilities based on the changing needs of the work setting.
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 pharmacists to the inpatient clinical trials.
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.