Infusion Services, Investigational Drugs/Clinical Research
The pharmacist in this position will advance investigational drug services and research efforts across Intermountain Healthcare.
This is a system-wide position that supports the One Intermountain model to consistently deliver high-value patient care. The person in this role will be based out of Intermountain Medical Center, but will work with providers and pharmacists throughout Intermountain Healthcare’s network of hospitals and clinics.
Essential Job Duties
Oversees the pharmaceutical aspects of clinical drug trials at Intermountain Healthcare, including investigator-initiated trials, pharmaceutical industry sponsored trials, and National Cancer Institute sponsored trials.
Facilitates rapport between Pharmacy Services, principal investigators, clinical trial coordinators, research assistants, and trial sponsors.
Supports the development of policies, standard operating procedures, clinical trial protocols, and other related materials necessary for clinical trial implementation.
Acts as a liaison for Pharmacy Services with principle investigators and/or trial coordinators to establish pharmacy’s role and ensure trials are implemented in a safe and compliant manner.
Attends and contributes to interdisciplinary meetings relating to clinical drug trials, including the Intermountain Healthcare Investigational Review Board, Clinical Trials Executive Committee, Scientific Review Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, and Study Initiation Visits.
Maintains appropriate documentation of clinical drug trial activities, including the study summary, protocol, dispensing procedures, dispensing checklist, fee schedule, billing procedures, and any other relevant materials.
Manages the medication inventory for clinical trials including drug receipt, distribution, billing, and waste.
Routinely monitors pharmacy activities to ensure adherence to study protocols and dispensing procedures.
Collects and monitors reports related to clinical drug trials, including incident reports, adverse drug reaction reports, etc.
Supports staff education and training related to clinical drug trials:
Orientates staff to pharmacy’s role with respect to clinical drug trials.
Helps train pharmacy staff who are anticipated to participate in any aspect of a specific clinical investigational drug trial.
Provides drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, as it relates to a clinical drug trial.
Participates in the selection and development of software programs designed to facilitate management of clinical trials.
Acts as a preceptor for pharmacy learners.
When appropriate or feasible, performs cross-functional duties including those of an inpatient IV compounding pharmacist, as assigned.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution (education verified).
License to practice pharmacy in the state of Utah (or eligibility to obtain a license in Utah upon hire).
Meets at least one of the following requirements:
Completion of postgraduate specialty training in investigational drugs and/or research, or
At least 1 year of practice experience (post-pharmacist licensure) with at least 50% of time spent supporting investigational drug services.
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
Effective communication and project management skills.
Ability to effectively interpret and use data.
Demonstrated ability to teach, guide, and mentor other professionals and learners.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification.
Previous experience working in an integrated health care delivery system.
Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, monitors, etc. and to see to identify equipment and supplies and to utilize a wide variety of information including organizing and completing documentation and forms, accessing and entering computer information, and identifying needs and urgent issues.
Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.
Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
See and read computer monitors and documents.
Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.
About Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Services
Intermountain Healthcare is a charitable, nonprofit, community-owned healthcare organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah that serves the health needs of Utah and Idaho residents. The Intermountain system includes 23 hospitals as well as clinics, home health agencies, women’s centers, drug dependency units, affiliated physicians and health insurance plans. For more information please visit our website.