Research Pharmacist

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-19
Req: R100042065
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Research Pharmacist.

Responsible for overall research pharmacy conduct in clinical research protocol implementation, including but not limited to protocol review, budget preparation, maintenance of inventory, procurement of investigational drugs and supplies, drug dispensing and documentation. Assists in the development and review of protocol order sets prior to input in the computer system utilized in the Department of Pharmacy (i.e. Intellidose, EPIC). Distributes and dispenses IRB approved products in Phases I through post marketing studies and insuring that human participants are only exposed to investigational (or unlicensed or unapproved) products where there is an IRB approved protocol, required documentation is signed and written informed consent is obtained and there is documentation of compliance with federal regulations governing research. Provides pharmacy support and expertise for Cancer Center and for non-cancer protocols. Participates in protocol development and designs. Ensures the maintenance of adequate supplies of investigational medicinal products to meet subject requirements without interruption. A perpetual inventory for each protocol is maintained. Participates in those aspects of overall hospital quality and performance improvement activities that relate to the integrity of the research process. Provides consultation and inservice programs. Attends interdisciplinary rounds as needed and serves as pharmacy liaison between the Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Associates, Phase I Manager, monitors, auditors and the department. Provides for staff development through the conduct of inservice programs for technical and medical personnel. Assists in the planning, coordination and implementation of the research aspects of the Department of Pharmacy and ensuring compliance with departmental policies and procedures, federal, state, local regulations, and protocol requirements. Assists in policy development, ongoing review and updating of policies and procedures relating to research functions of the department. Provides for staff consultation in the execution of orders involving investigational drugs and protocols. Maintains required research documents. Employs effective mechanisms to ensure the presence of clinical investigator brochures, protocols, drug brochures, accountability records, informed consents, amendments, annual reports, temperature monitors, and other documentation for a period of time sufficient to meet federal, state, local and sponsor requirements and departmental policies and procedures. Ensures that prior to initiation at UM/Sylvester, there are adequate resources and facilities in the pharmacy and that timely communication of information regarding the protocol has been received and promulgated. Develops Investigational Drug Data Sheet (IDDS) in accordance with the protocol and regulatory guidelines. Serves as an active Institutional Review Board (IRB) member. As an IRB member, the incumbent is responsible for attending IRB meetings, whose main function is to review the research protocols for patient safety and pharmacy operational issues and then present this information to IRB Board members. In addition, serves on various research committees throughout the University of Miami, including the Feasibility Committee, DSMC, CRS Advisory Committee, and PRC. Performs other duties as assigned. The above items reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and shall not be considered a detailed listing of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Pharm.D. Degree Certification and Licensing

Florida Pharmacist License

Minimum 2 years of experience in one of the below listed Pharmacy settings:

Oncology Pharmacy, Research Pharmacy or Acute Care Hospital Pharmacy

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 12/15/2020
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