Opened in 2009, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is an outpatient research center treating patients for a variety of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, and multiple sclerosis. Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a unique and exciting concept in medicine: a medical center dedicated solely to the pursuit of more effective treatments for brain diseases and to the provision of state-of-the-art care for patients affected by these diseases and their families.
The Research Pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, NV will provide investigational drug services for clinical research trials in neurodegenerative diseases. This position will work closely with interdisciplinary research teams, principal investigators, and study sponsors to establish pharmacy’s role in the clinical trial, assess trial feasibility, and educate research staff on pharmacy procedures. The Research Pharmacist will be responsible for managing the pharmacy and developing procedures for safe and efficient distribution and control of investigational drugs in accordance with federal and state regulations and Cleveland Clinic policies. This unique position will have the opportunity to work directly with the investigators and the research team to provide and develop innovative research pharmacy services in an outpatient setting.
Review study protocols and develop study specific pharmacy procedures for ordering and dispensing, billing, inventory management, and accurate accountability of investigational drugs.
Communicate and work closely with research study coordinators to provide pharmacy services to research subjects in a safe and timely manner.
Assist in site initiation visits, site feasibility visits, and monitoring visits with study sponsors, and respond to queries in a timely manner.
Educate research subjects on the proper use of investigational drugs and compliance.
Assist in investigator-initiated trials (e.g., pharmacy manual development, randomization schedule, drug acquisition).
Train study coordinators/nurses on study specific pharmacy procedures.
Maintain accurate record of investigational drug service activity electronically using Vestigo
Train and assist study coordinators and investigators on entering research medication orders in EPIC.
Perform medication review prior to subject enrollment in a clinical trial and ensure accurate and complete medication lists are in EPIC.
Manage and maintain the onsite pharmacy according to federal and local regulations.
Develop and revise pharmacy SOPs and procedures.
Additional responsibilities: provide non-research related pharmacy services as needed, including preparing and dispensing IV admixtures to the infusion center, drug procurement, patient counseling, and assisting providers in entering treatment plans to EPIC Beacon
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