Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting directly to the Director of the Research Pharmacy (the "Director") of the Clinical Trials Office (the "CTO") of Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons ("VP&S") at Columbia University Irving Medical Center ("CUIMC").
The successful candidate will work with Research Pharmacists and Research Pharmacy Coordinators ("Coordinators") in providing essential support in training of the Coordinators, management of the cost estimate process, Quality Assurance and inventory control.
The Research Pharmacy Administrative Coordinator is responsible for the following:
Assisting the Director in managing the RP's cost estimate process for pharmacy services. This includes drafting, executing and managing the pharmacy cost estimate process for new and amended protocol requests. Conduct Quality Assurance (QA) reviews and reporting QA data for Research Pharmacy Services as needed. Tracking and monitoring staff training, including but not limited to aseptic technique training, initial training and annual training. Tracking and reporting operation and service metrics. Troubleshooting of issues with research pharmacy hardware and software (Eoscene, TempGuard, Omnicell, Vestigo, etc.) and escalating the issue to the appropriate maintenance group as needed. Assisting in updating Research Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on ongoing basis. Providing coverage for research pharmacy coordinators if needed during vacation and sick days. This includes performing basic pharmacy coordinator duties such as receiving shipments and conducting monitoring visits. Conducting monthly remote monitoring visit for applicable sites. Performing Research Pharmacy Coordinator orientation for new staff. Conducting inventory control. Conducting QA on pharmacy coordinator duties to ensure all deadlines are met. Overseeing temperature monitoring of research pharmacy units. Assisting in ordering of investigational products, supportive care medications and supplies as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience and a minimum of 2 years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Pharmacy technician certification preferred. Related experience in a research pharmacy setting. The candidate must be able to work independently. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Proficient experience with PC software required including, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Access and data management.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173401
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