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Oncology Scientist, Drugs & Biologics Programs


Oncology Scientist, Drugs & Biologics Programs

This position is responsible for development and maintenance of the NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium (NCCN Compendium®) and of the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®).  This staff member works collaboratively with the Director, Drugs and Biologics Programs, Information Technology (IT) staff, Guidelines Coordinators, Oncology Scientists, physician panel members, etc. to ensure prompt and accurate incorporation of new drug indications and regimens from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) into the NCCN Compendium® and related informatics tools.  Staff member also works with NCCN clinical pharmacists and others to develop and maintain the NCCN Templates®.  Minimal travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend or review guidelines update meetings and telephone conferences to identify substantive changes in the recommended uses of drugs and biologics in the treatment of cancer
  • Review draft algorithms to identify new or changed uses of drugs and biologics in the guidelines
  • Review and update drugs and biologics database using data dictionary to ensure accurate retrieval of data in electronic systems
  • Draft new compendium entries or update existing compendium entries to reflect changes in guidelines
  • Review FDA indications and update compendium to reflect any changes in agent labels
  • Collaborate with IT staff for the development, testing, and implementation of database improvements to the NCCN Templates and NCCN Compendium
  • Develop and maintain a record of agents that are no longer recommended in the Guidelines for each disease site
  • Collaborate with NCCN licensees to ensure accurate representation of NCCN information in 3rd party electronic information systems
  • Collaborate with NCCN clinical pharmacist representatives to develop and update the NCCN Templates
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • RPh or PharmD with ability to evaluate clinical research required.  Board certification in oncology pharmacy strongly preferred
  • Experience in scientific/medical writing preferred
  • Extensive expertise in and experience with cancer treatment modalities

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have the functional knowledge to evaluate medical and drug use recommendations and to translate into comprehensive written guidelines and compendium format
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels
  • Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Understanding of implications of compendium and order set products for utilization and coverage policy is a plus

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.