IT Research Pharmacist

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Job location: Miami, FL


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-18
Req: R100042715
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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 position of Clinical Research Pharmacist in the IT Division of UHealth is the subject matter expert that will actively contribute to the design, development, implementation, analysis, support, and maintenance of the Clinical Trials within the UHealth System EHR. This individual provides technical support to the application and provides an analysis of system requirements and specifications. The Clinical Research Pharmacist for Clinical Systems applications provides the necessary experience and knowledge to ensure that all aspects of the Clinical Application integrates with the other cross functional applications utilized by the organization. They will leverage their clinical expertise and lead opportunities to aid in the delivery of quality patient care across the UHealth System. This person must work effectively in a team environment, have relevant Hematology/Oncology clinical and research experience and be able to serve as a liaison between UChart, Clinical Services, CRS, IRB, CRB and other departments.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Works with Epic and Vendor resources and the UHealth organization as well as user community to ensure the application meets the organization’s needs.
  • Works with other clinical teams being to determine ways in which those applications can support the Hematology/Oncology and Pharmacy workflows.
  • Review and understand system options in the Clinical Applications and Epic Beacon and Willow application specifications and make recommendations on usage.
  • Perform in –depth analysis of workflows, data collections, report details, and other technical issues associated with the Clinical Applications and Epic Software.
  • Define and develop user requirements.
  • Participate in application testing, simulations, and go-live activities, including production support of new projects or production enhancements.
  • Prioritize and implement requested changes to the system.
  • Analyze new functionality in new releases to determine how it should be used.
  • Participate in on-site support after system implementation, application enhancements or system upgrades.
  • Participate in on-site support after system implementation, application enhancements or system upgrades.
  • Review operational policies and procedures to assess the need for user training for technology-enabled workflows.
  • Develop system workflows to integrate system functionality with operational procedures.
  • Participate in business and clinical operations meetings to assess user feedback, gather future requirements for modifications and provide a status to the group on competency, adoptions and utilization rates.
  • Collaborate with Business and Clinical System Analysts to ensure knowledge transfer of the technology-enabled user workflows and best practice use of the application.
  • Monitor assigned Incident Reports and make referrals, direct issues appropriately, and resolve as applicable in a timely manner. Coordinate with application analysts to resolve issue tickets and communicates resolution to end users.
  • Ability to independently investigate and learn application and documentation software with minimal support.
  • Capable of independent decision making to meet the needs of the position, yet willing and able to collaborate with other team members.
  • Facilitate Oncology executive committee meetings to establish prioritization of protocol build, naming conventions, standardization of Standard of Care (SOC) protocols, policies and procedures to include protocol request, build, review and approval process.
  • Manage customer expectations and needs.
  • Oversee Oncology site disease work groups to ensure appropriate and timely build, review and approval of chemotherapy protocol template build in Beacon Oncology.
  • Assists in the development and review of protocol order sets prior to input in the database for utilization.
  • Populate databases for the Clinical Applications, including Epic Beacon and Willow pharmacy applications as necessary during the initial system build and thereafter.
  • Strict adherence to change control process, assessing issues and developing resolutions.
  • Responsible for overall clinical research IT systems conduct in clinical research protocol template implementation, including but not limited to protocol review and appropriate documentation.
  • Work with hospital billing application team to ascertain that appropriate charges are being calculated and dropping from the Oncology application.
  • Assist in the training of users.
  • Perform problem resolution and user support.
  • Work with internal Epic Beacon team to develop protocol tracking documentation and copy storage (Build request, Citations, revisions, release dates, email correspondence etc).
  • Oversee and ensure smooth data conversion between legacy system and new clinical application.
  • Clinical Research IT systems compliance with Federal regulations governing research.
  • Participates in those aspects of overall hospital quality and performance improvement activities that relate to the integrity of the research process.
  • Provides consultation and in-service programs and attends interdisciplinary rounds as needed and serves as Clinical Research IT liaison between the Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Associates, Phase I Manager, monitors, auditors and Corporate Services.
  • Assists in the planning, coordination and implementation of the research aspects for UM Corporate Services and ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures, federal, state and local regulations and protocol requirements.
  • Serves on various research committees throughout the University of Miami.
  • Participate in the development, review and approval of all necessary Oncology and Pharmacy process flows.
  • Analyze current distribution workflows and configure the system to support those workflows.
  • Act as a Liaison to Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee to translate Policy decisions into Technology Applications.
  • Manage Vendor relationships.
  • Work in conjunction with report writers to ensure that Clinical Applications, including Beacon Oncology application has the necessary reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Review Software

  • Assist with coordination of software updates and changes
  • Assist with review and testing of each new release
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of system audit trail test scripts
  • Report application and system testing results
  • Maintain build tracker for system changes
  • Review and prioritize requested enhancements
  • Collect information regarding potential system enhancement needs
  • Prepare details of specifications as needed
  • Analyze data conversion needs

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Technical understanding of how pharmacy application build decisions affect things like Hematology/Oncology protocol build and billing.
  • Able to work independently while providing concise status reports with escalation as needed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to enable interaction with clinical staff, departmental staff, clinical administrators, technical administrators, research division staff and the Implementation team.
  • Detail oriented with an ability to obtain and understand the needs of the UHealth Organization and user community.
  • Effectively direct meetings, prioritize, resolve conflicts, maintain issues lists, and manage timelines and milestones.
  • Able to maintain close vigilance to application specific and integrated decisions, as well as project level considerations and decisions.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and root cause analysis skills.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Competent in evidenced-based medicine and literature evaluation.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Effectively manages conflicting views and opinions.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly, specifically complex technical information.
  • Always maintains a positive, professional attitude, even in difficult or stressful situations.
  • Flexibility with work schedule. Required to work earlier in the morning, nights and weekends as needed to accommodate end user and implementation needs.

Education Requirements:

  • Doctoral Degree of Pharmacy (PhD) required

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Epic’s Willow and Beacon certification required.
  • Experience in the Willow and Beacon applications required.
  • A minimum of five years total professional and relevant experience required. A minimum of 2 years hospital pharmacy experience and 2 years’ experience in Hematology/Oncology and research preferred.
  • Should possess basic understanding of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Committee of Harmonization (ICH) regulations, clinical trial monitoring with emphasis on regulatory process and compliance.
  • Understand the 21 CFR, Part 11 Federal Drug Administration compliance requirements.
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) certification preferred.
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certification preferred.
  • Should possess implementation knowledge of investigational chemotherapy protocols, management of Hematology/Oncology clinical trials and clinical documentation experience.
  • Knowledge of operational healthcare, hospital, Joint Commission and Pharmacy Regulations.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience designing, configuring, training, or implementing Clinical System Applications preferred.

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 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 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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