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Drug Dafety Specialist 1868

  • Job reference: 931145
  • Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: R&D - Clinical & Non Clinical, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 16/06/2020

Orion Group are recruiting for a Drug Safety Specialist on behalf of our Multinational Pharmaceutical Client on an initial 12 month contract based in the Buckinghamshire Area

  • Collects and records data and narratives regarding adverse events, particularly short and long-term effects, involving clinical study or post marketing drugs and products.
  • Reviews and determines regulatory reporting requirements based on assessment of seriousness, causality and expectedness/listedness in accordance with regulatory guidelines and product labelling.
  • Assigns codes to adverse events for input into appropriate database.
  • Establishes adverse event files and tracking systems.
  • Prepares adverse event reports for submission to regulatory agencies within the appropriate reporting timeframes.
  • Verifies accuracy, completeness and validity of information for each report.
  • Interacts with health professionals and consumers to obtain and follow up on reports of possible adverse events.
  • Reviews cumulative safety data for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Classifies, tracks and documents potential adverse events which do not meet criteria for entry into database.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Triage of incoming cases to prioritize for daily workflow management
  • Case processing: completion of full case information on the database, including quality review to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Completion of remaining case data entry (including narrative or auto-narrative), manual coding, label and approval
  • Preparation of SUA summary: Analysis of Similar Events
  • Perform quality review of ICSR which includes review of source documents and ensuring that the case is accurate and that corrections to the case, if applicable, are incorporated.
  • Liaison with Case Receipt and/or Safety Surveillance Physicians (SSP) staff as appropriate to clarify appropriate information required for case processing
  • Single case unblinding, Serious Adverse Event (SAE) /Adverse Event (AE) reconciliation, deviation memo preparation, deletion/admin edit requests, review protocol update request forms for accuracy
  • Completion of all assigned training on company and GMSO procedural documents relating to case processing
  • Completion of training relating to relevant PV Agreements for assigned products
  • Participate in designated activities to support revision/creation of case processing procedural documents

Desired Experience:

  • Registered Nurse or Pharmacist (Certification/licensure is required e.g. RN, RPh, PharmD)
  • Health/Biomedical Degree (BS, PhD or other related scientific degree/qualification)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse with Bachelors degree, or with knowledge of pharmacovigilance usually exhibited by minimum 5 years' experience in pharmaceutical safety-related role
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred, with a focus on pharmaceutical safety related areas. Case processing experience is desired
  • Knowledge and experience with safety reporting and regulatory compliance, and experience of international safety reporting/regulations are preferred
  • Understanding of medical terminology and ability to summarize medical information
  • Ability to follow guidelines and procedural documents (experience of working with SOPs etc. preferred)
  • Oriented to quality, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Manages own work: ability to prioritize, plan and organize work assignments, and able to work under strict timelines

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For more information on this role, call Denise Cagney on +44 (0) 203 994 4695 / +353 86 0327943 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role.

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