Clinical Pharmacist- Investigational Drug Services (Full-Time)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 204135
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Work Location: Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Working Hours: Day Shift
Position Summary: A clinical pharmacist position in the Investigational Drug Service is immediately available. Candidates must possess excellent writing, organizational, analytic, clinical and interpersonal skills. This clinical pharmacist position has many exciting and challenging responsibilities, the major ones include:
Meet with investigators and research coordinators regarding IDS services and anticipate budget/resource requirements
Review all protocols and IDS procedures for study drugs IDS will dispense
Create safe processes for communicating, preparing, delivery and administration of investigational products
Prepare study instructions as web-based documents for investigational studies and provide education to pharmacists and other health care professionals about studies occurring in their areas
Create study drug orderables for all study drugs involved in research protocols involving IDS
Provide specialized pharmaceutical research services to improve study integrity and outcomes
Meet with clinical study monitors during site initiation visits
Lead audits conducted by regulatory and compliance groups such as FDA and CTQA
IRB membership, participating in at least 6 meetings per year
Serve as a resource for physicians and pharmacists for all aspects of the clinical research processes and use of non-approved drugs under a compassionate use basis
Oversee the preparation and dispensing of investigational products
Participate in on-call coverage for investigational drug service needs to Duke University Hospital
Contribute to student and resident education
Work with peers to achieve division and departmental goals
Take responsibility for personal and professional growth
Maintain familiarity with all departmental programs and work as integral part of the pharmacy team
Participate in Investigator's Meetings as required
Responds quickly and appropriately to customer requests and treats customers with courtesy, respect and caring behaviors
Anticipates customer needs and initiates action to meet those needs
Interface and communicate with representatives of regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical research sponsors as required
Identify areas of development and seek opportunities for personal and professional growth
Work cooperatively within own department and with other departments/unit
Coordinate and oversee routine maintenance on equipment as indicated by manufacturers recommendations and policy
Assures strict adherence to aseptic techniques for use of clean air hoods an all other special equipment.
Will know, understand, and abide by all Pharmacy Department and IDS Policies and Procedures
Other duties as assigned
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree OR BS Pharmacy Degree
With a BS Pharmacy degree, two years of pharmacy practice experience, or acceptable board certification, or completion of an accredited residency program and demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment is required.
With Doctor of Pharmacy degree, no experience is required.
2- 5 years hospital experience is preferred
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina
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