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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Pharmacist-Clinical in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Position Summary

The Research Pharmacist (RP) plays a key role in the management of medications provided and dispensed as part of an IRB approved research protocol within SRHS. The RP will work in coordination with the Director of Research and the System Director of Pharmacy to help ensure patients will receive study drug therapy in a timely, safe, and efficient manner. The RP is responsible for all drug related medication management, documentation, procurement, dispensing and education for provided medications as required by the study sponsor. Ensures compliance with all applicable SRHS Policies, governmental, and sponsor regulations, laws and policies related to the conduct of trials involving investigational or marketed drugs.

Minimum Requirements

Education

  • B.S. Pharmacy or Pharm D Degree

Experience

  • N/A

License/Registration/Certifications

  • Current South Carolina Pharmacist License or the ability to attain

Preferred Requirements

Preferred Education

  • PGY1 Residency

Preferred Experience

  • One year hospital pharmacist experience

  • One year experience in Investigational Drug Service activities

  • Experience working with an IRB

Preferred License/Registration/Certifications

  • N/A

Core Job Responsibilities

The Research Pharmacist has the responsibility and accountability for daily functions of the Research Pharmacy Department and other duties as assigned.

This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Prepares and dispenses investigational drugs and materials;

  • Manages required record-keeping, shipping, ordering, and inventory activities;

  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of products prior to their delivery to trial subjects;

  • Maintains responsibility for the management of the inventory for clinical investigational drug trials;

  • Orders, replaces and returns study materials, as required;

  • Provides drug information to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, as related to clinical investigational trial drugs;

  • Works as a team member with the Clinical Research Department to facilitate study processes;

  • Submits study feasibility reviews for the Protocol Review Committee (PRC);

  • Monitors equipment for proper storage of provided study drugs

  • Attends site visits (pre-site, initiation, closeout) throughout the study process;

  • Available to meet with monitors/auditors;

  • Assists the Pharmacy and Research Directors in special assignments and projects as assigned;

  • Enforces study requirements, policies and procedures regarding the dispensing, delivery, and preparation of research pharmaceuticals in a safe manner;

  • Ensures pharmacy documentation is accurate and meets study requirements;

  • Initiates and maintains quality and process improvement projects;

  • Participates in Performance Improvement Programs;

  • Facilitates professional growth and development;

  • Other duties as assigned

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