The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The IDS pharmacy position which interacts with patients, research coordinators, research managers, sponsors, and health care providers to perform a variety of technical pharmaceutical tasks including;
Assisting in the preparation, review, and implementation of drug study protocols at SCCA
Maintaining accurate investigational drug records for study subjects
Collaborating with investigators in support of investigational drug studies.
Research and education as it pertains to the care of research subjects
Assist or oversee the maintenance of accurate investigational drug records (including documentation of ordering and receipt of drug, drug inventory maintenance, packaging, or pre-packaging responsibilities) and review and update as indicated.
Assist in arranging for study participants to receive study medication per protocol
Counsel patients on medications for use at home.
Serve as drug information resource for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.
Assist in the communication between investigator and clinical staff (providers, nurses, pharmacists) to help ensure feasibility and implementation of the investigational protocol
Provide consultation to investigators regarding drug related matters in the design of protocols.
Establish and maintain efficient lines of communication between pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.
Inform investigators of institutional and investigational drug service policies and procedures
Education and Research
Develop training materials for pharmacy staff
Provide instruction for undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students, and pharmacy residents.
Provide didactic teaching to student pharmacists at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as requested
Implement and maintain departmental policies and procedures related to the safe and effective use of medications
Participate in the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for pharmacy services, including, but not limited to, prevention of medication errors
Routinely evaluate current updates in service specific literature
Participate in pharmacy and hospital committees as requested
Participate in protocol development and exploratory projects that would directly contribute to improved patient care.
Maintain patient confidentiality according to UWMC and SCCA standards.
Adhere to UWMC Pharmacy Services, UWMC, and SCCA policies and procedures.
Perform the duties of a Pharmacist 2.
Key skills, knowledge and abilities
Ability to communicate with investigators relative to investigational drug studies
Ability to participate in protocol development and implementation
Ability to maintain confidentiality according to departmental and institutional standards
Ability to follow all state, federal, SCCA, UWMC, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission rules and regulations
Months spent in the completion of an Americal Society of Health System Pharmacist accredited residency training program may substitute month for month for the required experience
State of Washington Pharmacist License
PGY2 in Oncology or Investigational Drug Services or equivalent experience
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