Clinical Safety Associate, Drug Safety/ US Medical Affairs

South San Francisco, California
United States

Job ID: 2975547604

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The Position

The Clinical Safety Associate I (CSA I) supports the drug safety staff in the day to day 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 CSA I supports study management activities in collaboration with other functional groups and supports the US Drug Safety Case Management Manager (CMM) in all activities. All responsibilities are performed under the direction of the CMM. 

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 Genentech/Roche Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (~60% and as per business needs)
    • Reviews, evaluates and verifies potential AE information to determine required action per internal policies and procedures
    • Provides medical assessment on all cases for seriousness / validity / causality and conducts quality review of all cases (as applicable) including medical review of information entered in the safety database for completeness and coherency 
    • Performs follow up (e.g. Drug specific questionnaires / Pregnancy reports etc.) for all reported cases (as applicable) based on their assessment (i.e. Medically significant, non-serious, invalid etc.) to capture complete medical picture of an ICSRo Medically reviews ancillary documentation accompanying Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) and identifies medically relevant safety information for incorporation into the Global Safety Database
    • Demonstrates understanding of appropriate labeling documents for Genentech/ Roche molecules and products and performs labelling assessment for AE(s) received using clinical knowledgeo Identifies and collaborate with external stakeholders for Antibody testing requests
  • Responsible for identifying ICSRs requiring expedited safety reporting to Health Authorities. (~5%)
  • Responsible for review and implementation of internal Manuals, global / local safety SOPs / Work Instructions (applicable to USDS). Identify the need for creating additional or updating existing local Guidance Documents including but not limited to training matrix and identify appropriate target audience for training assignment. (~3%)
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of protocol management in accordance with PV related standards, regulations and Genentech/Roche Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to support the protocol review process for supported/funded studies (~10%)
    • Perform Post Authorization Safety Assessment (PASS) classification for all Genentech /Roche supported studies based on medical knowledge and European Union (EU) regulations
    • Assists in reviewing Safety Data Exchange Agreements (as applicable)
    • Participates and supports the Supported Research Team (as applicable)
    • Assists in AE reconciliation and/or Case Transmission Verification (CTV) activities (as applicable)
    • Acts as single point of contact for safety related issueso Acts as Safety Liaison between Safety Science and Supported Research Team
    • Oversees Safety related activities for assigned Genentech/ Roche Product(s) managed by US Medical Affairs to include (~10%)
    • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the safety profile to include comprehensive working knowledge of appropriate labeling documents for assigned Genentech/ Roche Product(s)
    • Communicates and updates Team of any process related issues/ concernso Acts as single point of contact for safety related concerns
    • Acts as Safety Liaison between Safety Science, Supported Research Teams (SRT) and Medical Team
    • Responsible for medical review and updating of safety sections for documents e.g. pregnancy letters and notify appropriate stakeholders of any changes in executive summary of aggregate reports
    • Assist in implementation of Risk Management Plans (RMP) / Risk Minimization activities or Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for assigned molecules / products
  • Assists in projects under the direction of US Drug Safety management or project lead (~10%)
  • Contribute to the preparation and development of Drug Safety presentations for internal/external stakeholders as applicable (~2%)
  • Liaise with Compliance and Training (CAT) / Business Operations Analytics and Market Research and Patient Support (BAM) teams within USDS to ensure all processes are implemented
  • Supports the onboarding and training of new personnel
  • Provides support during audits and inspections
  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for safety related activities within Global Safety Database per Genentech/Roche SOPs 

Competencies Identified for Success:

  • Demonstrates capability to comprehend medical information
  • Works effectively, independently and collaboratively
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and adapts in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Demonstrates ownership, initiative and accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multifunctional, multidisciplinary team setting

Who You Are

  • Health Care Professional degree (e.g. RN/BSN/MSN, NP, PA, RPh/ PharmD/ B.Pharm or MD) (Required)
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years of clinical or Safety related experience (Preferred)
  • Writing experience; science/medical writing (Preferred)
  • Computer proficiency (Required)
  • Able to travel as per business needs

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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