Staff Pharmacist - Research Hospital Pharmacy

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Varied
Hours: 8


The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) Pharmacy manages the investigational drugs used in clinical research trials throughout the institution. Pharmacists in the IDS pharmacy are responsible for the following:

  • Actively preparing and dispensing investigational study medications for patients enrolled in clinical trials
  • Managing drug accountability records and inventory for investigational products
  • Assisting investigators writing their own research studies by collaborating on the study drug portion of the protocol, as well as devising blinding plans for the studies
  • Answering drug information questions from study teams
  • Assisting the study team in preparing physician order forms
  • Working with the informatics team on the investigational product computer code builds
  • Developing training documents used to train the inpatient and chemotherapy pharmacy staff
  • Interacting with sponsors and contract research organizations to ensure appropriate conduct of the study
  • Serving as a member of the IRB (institutional review board) and other relevant committees
  • Overseeing/coordinating investigator-initiated multi-center trials that are performed at other institutions
  • Developing and maintaining investigational drug policies and procedures
  • Communicating with interdisciplinary clinical research teams, research sponsors, contract research organizations, principal investigators, and regulatory agencies
  • Preparing pharmacy budget quotes for investigational protocols and amendments


Bachelor's degree in pharmacy required.

Current Pennsylvania Licensure or eligibility required. 

Preferred experience:

Prior experience in clinical research/investigational drug services and/or oncology experience are preferred

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained