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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at the Center for Advanced Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position assists IDS pharmacists with daily pharmacy operations in a supportive role, under the pharmacist’s direct supervision.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares and compounds sterile parenteral products including cytotoxic and hazardous medications using proper aseptic technique, assuring continuous quality control during medication preparation. Performs required calculations, verification of doses, accurate preparation, labelling and dispensing of patient take-home and oral study medications.� Includes timely delivery of study medications to nursing staff and patients and dispensing to satellite locations.
Responsible for preparing and maintaining monthly and quarterly investigational Drug Study reports for accurate protocol billing of IDS work units.
Assists with Study Site Initiation Visits (SIV), Interim Monitor Visits, study close out visits and audits.� Assembles materials needed by pharmacist for visits (reviewed order sets, copies of sponsor materials, copies of log sheets, compounding sheets, temperature logs, and any other required documents or records).
Assists pharmacists with protocol review for pertinent drug information that will impact storage, shipping and special handling that will become part of order sets.
Assists with study drug ordering (initial orders and reorders); assists with inventory management (includes performing a monthly inventory with reports); receive, unpack and confirm daily study drug shipments, including confirmation using IVRS systems; checks IDS ordering record for delivers and contact monitors if needed.
Assists with study drug destructions, returns and quarantine of drug and all related reports or documentation (include patient returns of oral study drugs).
Assists with monitoring the Investigational Drug Service email inbox and answers queries as appropriate under the pharmacist supervision.
Assists with preparing pharmacy binders from closed studies for transfer to Regulatory; assures all required documents are contained in binder (staff training records, drug accountability log sheets, receipt, return and destruction records); assures all drugs are returned or accounted for; deliver binders to regulatory.
Assists with quality assurance monitoring programs including temperature monitoring and documentation; IV hood cleaning documentation and IV hood certification; checking expiration dates; remove/return expired drugs and managing drug recalls; submit temperature excursion reports to monitors.
Assists with clerical duties in IDS area including ordering office supplies, arranging and labeling bins for study drugs, preparing new study binders, corresponding with CRA staff, correspond with sponsors as needed, filing of study records and documents, participation in continuing education programs, seminars, and all required training and certifications to maintain job status and/or pharmacy licensure as required by law.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Three or more years of experience in pharmacy operations, including IV admixtures and cytotoxic drug handling and general pharmacy experience.
Maintains current certification from PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board).
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current Missouri Pharmacy Technician License and Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Experience with drug studies or investigational drug handling.
Pharmacy experience including IV admixture experience with demonstrated ability to ensure accurate drug dispensing; safe handling and preparation of cytotoxic and hazardous drugs; basic computer skills including typing; basic pharmacy skills.
Able to understand and follow complex written or verbal instructions.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to organize time and work independently.
Able to handle confidential material.
The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $23.52 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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