Investigational Drug Service Pharmacist

  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Seattle, WA 98109
  • Aug 07, 2020

Job Description

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 Responsibilities Clinical: 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 Practice Management: 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. Dispensing: 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 Required: 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 Preferred: PGY2 in Oncology or Investigational Drug Services or equivalent experience Our Commitment to Diversity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

Employment Type

Regular Full-Time