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UW Medical Center Pharmacy has an exciting full-time, Pharmacist 4 - Lead, Investigational Drug Services position available. This position will be responsible for coordinating investigational drug studies conducted at UWMC and its associated sites and provide required pharmacy services for investigational drug studies including drug storage, handling, preparation, deposition, dosing, staff education, and other related activities.
- Inform investigators and sponsors of departmental investigational drug policies and procedures.
- Review study protocols for potential pharmacy involvement and requirements for drug storage, distribution and administration.
- Provide IDS pricing for IDS services for inclusion in the study budget negotiations.
- Prepare the Pharmacy Protocol Summary and Drug Information Summary for each investigational study.
- Calculate Pharmacy Services charges and bill each investigational study.
- Conduct periodic review/update of departmental investigational drug policies and procedures and job description.
- Represent the Department of Pharmacy Services and School of Pharmacy on the Human Subjects Review Committee.
- Participate in the Institutional Pharmacy Practice course and in the teaching of pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.
- Provide clinical pharmacy services to investigators in support of investigational drug studies.
- Assist in the preparation and review of drug study protocols for submission to grant or contract agencies, the Clinical Research Center, or the Human Subjects Review Committee.
- Assist in the communication between investigator and clinical staff (providers, nurses, pharmacists) to help insure adherence to the investigational protocol.
- Assist investigators in determining Pharmacy Service costs associated with each investigational protocol.
- Provide consultation to investigators regarding drug related matters in the design of protocols.
- Provide pharmacy staff with summary data for each study regarding pharmacology, storage, dosage, adverse effects, compounding procedures, and other information related to the investigational drug.
- Provide other staff (providers, nurses, etc.) with drug information regarding investigational drugs being used in the institution.
- Provide periodic updates to staff as required or when changes are made in protocols.
- Provide information to UWMC, as well as outside medical personnel,regarding investigational agents and study protocols.
- Insure proper storage of study agents under appropriate conditions.
- Ensure proper compounding and dispensing of all investigational drugs.
- Shipping and disposition of investigational drugs to outside providers and/or institutions participating in drug studies.
- Maintain adequate inventory levels of all investigational drugs and their associated records.
- Assist pharmacy staff in identifying research projects which offer potential pharmacist involvement.
- Assist department in making contacts with industry.
- Participate in collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy,Medicine, and Nursing, and within the Department of Pharmacy Services.