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Research Pharmacy Technician - Investigational Drug

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: New Haven
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. Performs complex Pharmacy-directed technical and clerical functions in support of the pharmacist in the handling of investigational drugs to ensure compliance with pharmacy practices and regulatory standards.


  • 1. Performs pharmaceutical distribution, manufacturing, and inventory control duties to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations as they apply to investigational studies.
    • 1.1 Procures study drug(s) and materials from the research sponsor, drug wholesaler and/or manufacturer in a timely fashion with no more than 3 valid complaints in a 2 month period by investigators and/or 3 interruptions in treatment protocols, as observed by supervisor.
    • 2. Performs recordkeeping and filing tasks to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations as they apply to investigational drug studies and to ensure the expeditious retrieval of information so that department personnel can accomplish their responsibilities.
      • 2.1 Maintains inventory records with an accuracy rate of 98% as observed by supervisor.
      • 3. Assists in productivity and activity monitoring within the IDS in order to help ensure the goals of the service are met.
        • 3.1 Accurately collates IDS work volume statistics for the quarterly/annual report within five days of completion of each quarter as observed by supervisor.
        • 4. Follows established safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties in order to ensure a safe environment.
          • 4.1 Operates the following equipment in a safe manner following all procedures as reviewed at initial orientation, with no more than 2 non'serious variances in this evaluation period: laminar flow hoods (horizontal), unit dose strip packaging machine, mixer/blender, hot plate, class A balance syringe filling apparatus, typewriter and computer video display terminal and printer.
          • 5. Exercises professional communication skills in support of the efficient utilization of the Investigational Drug Service.
            • 5.1 Serves as a principal departmental liaison with physician researchers, nurses, and hospital clients.
            • 6. Assists with employee orientation and training of new employees to ensure through understanding of IDS policy and procedures.
              • 6.1 Conducts training and orientation of pharmacy technicians to the IDS.


                High school diploma required. Successful completion of academic or military pharmacy technician training course and certification by the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) strongly preferred. College degree desirable.


                Minimum of three years pharmacy technician experience, preferably in a hospital setting, or with supervisory responsibilities. IV compounding experience is a plus. Must have demonstrated performance at the very good level.


                Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Dept. of Consumer Protection.

                SPECIAL SKILLS

                Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Dept. of Consumer Protection. Proficiency in mathematical calculations; accuracy; problem solving; attention to detail; knowledge of computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets; ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment; ability to learn or perform pharmaceutical compounding, repackaging and labeling including manipulation of raw drug products using appropriate technique: ability to work with computer and technology equipment including the ability to perform basic troubleshooting functions. Must be able to prioritize competing demands, work independently, show flexibility and teamwork. Demonstrate good communication skills to customers and team members

                Additional Information

                YNHHS Requisition ID


Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven , Research Pharmacy Technician - Investigational Drug, Healthcare , New Haven, Connecticut

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