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PV Clinical Associate

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/02/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Medical Affairs Job Number: 11653 Pay Rate: $17.00 - $33.00

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.  They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Role Overview:

The PV Clinical Associate performs the tactical and operational job responsibilities, including but not limited to the collection, clinical review, evaluation, and processing of adverse event (AE) information received by US Drug Safety. The PV Clinical Associate leads clinical review of USDS cases (processed in-house or externally by the vendor) and supports the US Drug Safety PV Clinical Manager - Associate in all activities. All responsibilities are performed under the direction of the PV Clinical Manager- Associate.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Completes drug safety monitoring and tracking in a timely, thorough and accurate manner in accordance with pharmacovigilance (PV) and related standards, regulations and our client's Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs).
  • Reviews, evaluates, and verifies potential AE information during Preliminary Assessment (PA) to determine required action per internal policies and procedures and perform data entry of adverse event by timely completion of the case via our client's global safety database.
  • Performs seriousness / validity/causality and conducts quality review of all cases (as applicable) based on their medical assessment.
  • Performs labeling assessment for AE(s) received using clinical knowledge and conducted follow up for all reported cases (as applicable).
  • Responsible for Clinical Review of cases processed in-house and by vendors.
  • Understands case processing data to evaluate error rates and potential compliance impact.
  • Performs trend analysis of vendor case processing issues and escalates to vendor and USDS management.
  • Responsible for developing executive summary on the quality trends observed on a quarterly basis.
  • Responsible for training internal USDS and/or vendors staff or team in collaboration with SP PV oversight based on trend analysis.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate data correction in the safety database for identified issues or errors.
  • Responsible for maintaining follow-up templates, ensuring successful transmission of all follow-up attempts performed by PV Clinical Associate/Vendor staff via the communication module.
  • Accountable for training internal and external staff members on using communication module.
  • Performs daily reconciliation of outgoing communications.
  • Responsible for review of investigational new drug safety reports (INDSR) and submission to FDA (as applicable).
  • Responsible for negotiation and implementation of pharmacovigilance agreements (PVA) with business partners.
  • Supports PV Clinical Specialists in tasks and projects as needed.
  • Responsible for identifying and developing training documents (i.e., SOPs) for the targeted audience (as needed).
  • Assists in AE reconciliation activities and/or Case Transmission Verification (CTV) (as applicable).
  • Acts as single point of contact with key stakeholders for safety-related activities, identifies potential business gaps and assists in the development and implementation of process solutions, and leads projects as assigned and under the direction of the US Drug Safety management.
  • Responsible for the preparation and development of Drug Safety presentations and participates in the education offer internal /external stakeholders as applicable.
  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for safety-related activities within Global Safety Database per provided SOPs.
  • Provide support during audits and inspections
  • Collaborates with PV Operations and SP PV Oversight teams as needed.

Job Requirements

Competencies Identified for Success:
  • Demonstrates capability to comprehend medical information
  • Demonstrates ownership, initiative and accountability
  • Sound decision-making abilities as demonstrated by systematic gathering of information, appropriately assessing the complexity of issues, and prioritization of tasks in a timely manner within the scope of responsibility
  • Demonstrates strong, dynamic leadership skills
  • Works well independent or within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities and skills.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to anticipate and solve problems and effectively make decisions of moderate complexity and scope e.g., evaluate, interpret and present highly complex data
  • Communication and presentation skills; highly effective at summarizing and presenting key considerations and decision-points
  • Ability to flex and thrive in an agile and fast-changing environment
  • Strong attention-to-detail
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements:
  • Health Care Professional degree (Required)
  • Minimum 0-2 years of clinical experience (Required)
  • Writing experience; science/medical writing (Required)
  • Computer proficiency (Required)
  • Data entry experience (Preferred)
  • Able to travel as per business needs

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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