Tufts Medical Center Investigational Drug Service-Pharmacy Operations Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts
Investigational Drug Service-Pharmacy Operations Specialist
Schedule: Full-Time Regular
Shift: Day shift
Bachelor's degree is required
Pharmacy operations specialists at Tufts Medical Center work closely with other health practitioners to meet the various needs of our patients. They improve the health of patients by providing pharmaceutical care to individual patients enrolled in research studies. The pharmacy operations specialist is responsible for coordinating the procurement, storage, preparation and distribution of drugs for all investigational studies. Pharmacy operations specialist provides leadership by facilitating the development, implementation, and maintenance of hospital and departmental systems that promote adherence to research protocols. They educate students, interns, residents, nurses and patients and they participate in interdepartmental committees. Pharmacists review and approve medication orders, monitor drug therapies, and provide drug information for research protocols. Pharmacists supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a POS may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager. Duties: Actively participate in a Tufts Medical Center multidisciplinary committee. Evaluate the operational skills of pharmacy operational specialists and clinical pharmacists. Participate in the professional development of pharmacists and technical staff. Provide continuing education for the Tufts Medical Center professional staffs (e.g., pharmacists, physicians, nurses). Serve as primary preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, cooperative education students and pharmacy interns. Coordinate review of policies and procedures related to pharmacy operations in the Investigational Drug Service. Identify the need for, and create new policies and procedures. Participate in periodic reviews of therapeutic classes of drugs and present findings to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and others. Prepare and present to the appropriate committees evidence-based reviews of drugs requested for formulary addition. Initiate and facilitate completion of drug use evaluations. Requirements: Must be a graduate of an accredited college or university with a BS in Pharmacy or a PharmD degree. The ideal candidate has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and has completed a general pharmacy practice residency, and has two years of related practice experience. Candidates with a PharmD or a BS in Pharmacy without formal postgraduate training should have at least three years related practice experience.