Pharmacy Practice Specialist – Investigational Drug Services
Become a member of our Team – a Team that is changing medicine and changing lives!
The Department of Pharmaceutical Care at University of Iowa Healthcare is seeking a Pharmacy Practice Specialist which provides pharmaceutical care to patients receiving investigational drug services (IDS) and support to principle investigators and study coordinators. The pharmacist is primarily focused on review and approval of clinical trials within the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). It also serves as a role-model/practitioner-educator for Doctor of Pharmacy Students.
With other IDS staff, this position will facilitate implementation of investigational studies including but not limited to: review study protocol, G-12 and informed consent documents; meet with principle investigators and study coordinators; meet with study sponsors; create inventory logs and dispensing protocols for IDS and non-IDS dispensed studies; review dispensing locations outside of pharmacy for investigator-dispensed studies; ensure appropriate EMR record creation; complete all maintenance activities for studies and dispense investigational medications for inpatient and outpatient studies. Position includes supervision of pharmacy technicians, students and support staff on a daily basis as well as participating with residency training and student teaching programs.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Current license or eligibility to be licensed as Pharmacist by Iowa Board of Pharmacy required upon hire
Satisfactory completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or two years’ experience in a complex multi-disciplinary healthcare environment is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Job-related experience with and/ or commitment to service excellence is required.
Job-related experience with and/ or commitment to diversity in the work environment is required.
Satisfactory completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care, Oncology or Pediatrics is highly desirable.
Active board certification in Oncology, Ambulatory Care, Pharmacotherapy or Pediatrics is highly desirable.
Experience in inpatient or outpatient oncology pharmacy is highly desirable
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others.
Time management and organizational skills, must demonstrate the ability to prioritize and accurately complete tasks.
Internal Number: 19005166
About UIHC Pharmacy
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a 811 bed comprehensive, university, teaching hospital. The Department of Pharmaceutical Care consists of approximately 130 pharmacists and 150 support staff and provides care to acute, ambulatory and home care patients. UIHC provides excellent flexible benefit options, an exceptional retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and five weeks of vacation.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was recently name in Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers 2015. In it, UI Hospitals and Clinics was named the #12 employer overall and #1 employer in the health care industry category across the country.