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CommonSpirit Health IDS - Investigational Drug Pharmacy Program Manager in PHOENIX, Arizona


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Located conveniently in the heart ofPhoenix, Arizona, ( St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services. Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than125years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.

We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renownedBarrow Neurological Institute ( ,Norton Thoracic Institute ( ,Cancer Center at St. Joseph's ( ,Ivy Brain Tumor Center ( , andSt. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center ( (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services.St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.

U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one ofArizona's Most Admired Companies ( .

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The Investigational Drug Pharmacy Program Manager functions as a recognized expert, providing professional guidance and expertise to clinicians, investigators and staff in support of clinical trials involving investigational drugs. The manager coordinates and supervises the activities of IDS staff and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Investigational Pharmacy Service. These activities include, but are not limited to, initiation, dispensing, monitoring, and auditing of all investigational drug studies approved by the Institutional Review Board. They develop policies, procedures, and SOPs for safe and efficient storage, preparation, distribution and control of investigational drugs. They ensure compliance with comprehensive, accurate, and timely records and reports including inventory and dispensing records, collection forms, financial and budgeting information. The IDS Manager serves as a resource and liaison for all investigational clinical drug trials, principle investigators, research sponsors, the IRB, and pharmacy.

The manager is responsible for developing strategy and goals for the department to improve patient care and foster employee engagement. Other functions include ensuring adequate staffing, training new employees, performing evaluations, participation on intradepartmental committees (including representation to the IRB), and ensuring that drug distribution, clinical services, and investigational services are provided according to established departmental policies and procedures. The manager may also perform the day-to-day responsibilities of drug receiving, preparation, distribution, processing, verification, and therapeutic intervention, as needed. They participate in Pharmacy department leadership meetings, and activities related to compliance with federal, state, local, FDA, Joint Commission or other accrediting agencies.

The IDS Program Manager, under direct supervision of Research Administration partners with facility Pharmacy Leaders to assume accountability for ensuring compliance with all legal, financial, and regulatory requirements for Dignity Health investigational drug clinical trials. The IDS Program Manager also ensures that all pharmacy activities are carried out according to department mission and values, hospital core beliefs, ethical and religious directives, as well as any federal or state regulations pertaining to or governing pharmacy practice and clinical research.






  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy with Advanced Master’s Degree (Pharm D.)is required.

  • Experience with hospital pharmacy computer operating systems and IDS Drug Accountability Platforms

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with investigational drugs in an acute care/inpatient setting.

  • (1) Arizona Pharmacy license (RG PHARMST) (2) American Heart Association BLS (CT CPRBLS)

  • Proficient to advanced computer skills; Proven attention to detail with strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and customer service skills.

  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to utilize automated hospital systems.


  • SOCRA or ACRP Research Certification preferred.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of pharmacy leadership experience.

  • Board Certification in a specialty practice.

  • Demonstrated ability to author and implement policies and procedures.

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Job ID 2021-163343

Employment Type Full Time

Department Research Administration

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours 08:00AM-05:00PM

Work Schedule 8 Hour


Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.