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Safety Specialist - Customer Dedicated (FSP) contract opportunity

Company: PPD
Location: North Chicago
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Home-Based/Remote Based Contract Opportunity
  • Full Time (FTE 1.0)
  • 3-6 month duration

Do you prefer flexible work options that allow you to work as a contractor, while also being immersed in the PPD Culture?

Apply today to learn more about current and upcoming contractor opportunities through our Functional Service Partnership team.

Functional Service Partnership Homepage: https://www.ppd.com/our-solutions/clinical/fsp/

The Safety Specialist will perform day-to-day adverse event reporting and subsequent Pharmacovigilance (PVG) activities performed within a highly regulated environment and driven by strict timelines. Pharmacovigilance activities include but are not limited to collection, monitoring, assessment, evaluation, research and tracking of safety information.

Will coordinate and perform adverse event data entry, coding and assessment of adverse events, case review, follow-up, tracking of reports, and regulatory reporting activities. Will effectively collaborate with various parties such as: project team members, client contacts, investigators, and adverse event/ reporters, and third party vendors.

Possibility to assist in the preparation of departmental and project-specific procedures and processes, prepare for and attend audits, kick-off and investigator meetings.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Medical Technology or Pharmacy with 2 years of clinical experience OR Life Science degree with 2 years of clinical experience and 1 year of pharmacovigilance experience

  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General understanding of pathophysiology and the disease process

  • Detailed knowledge of relevant therapeutic areas as required for processing AEs

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills including paraphrasing skills

  • Good command of English and ability to translate information into local language where required

  • Computer literate with the ability to work within multiple databases

  • Previous exposure to Microsoft Office packages (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)

  • Understanding the importance of and compliance with procedural documents and regulations

  • Ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks and meet strict deadlines with limited supervision

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor in challenging circumstances

  • Ability to work effectively within a team to attain a shared goal

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.

  • Occasional drives to site locations with occasional travel both domestic and international.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.

  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  • Frequent mobility required.

  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.

  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.

  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.

  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.

  • Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.

  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.

  • Regular and consistent attendance.

Keywords: PPD, Waukegan , Safety Specialist - Customer Dedicated (FSP) contract opportunity, Other , North Chicago, Illinois

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