Patient Safety Specialist - Maternity Cover

Oct 20, 2021

Job Description

500+ ongoing clinical trials; 160+ projects in clinical development; 80+ major submissions planned 2020-2022. Novartis GDD (Global Drug Development) oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. It drives breakthrough innovations to improve and extend the lives of millions.

To support management of Patient Safety processes at Country Organization in ensuring compliance with Novartis global/local procedures, national and international regulations/ standards/guidelines for pharmacovigilance of Novartis group, marketed and investigational products (drugs and devices).

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Work with other local/global Patient Safety associates to ensure accurate evaluation of safety data
• Interact and exchange relevant safety information with Local Health Authority, Patient Safety associates, other functional groups and third party contractor, if applicable.
• Develop, update and implement local procedures to ensure compliance with Patient Safety global procedures and national requirements.
• Input, review and approval of program proposals for language, content and establishment of necessary controls on collection and reporting of adverse event information. Proactively liaise with program owners and provide advice to ensure appropriate mechanism to collect, report, manage and reconcile safety information as well as appropriate adverse event training to the third party companies involved.
• Perform reconciliation with other departments (e.g. Medical Information, Quality Assurance and third party contractor, if applicable) for potential AEs resulting from medical inquiries, quality related complaints and other sources.
• Manage the completion of all safety monitoring activities to a high standard, and ensure relevant local literature articles are screened as appropriate.
• Develop and update training materials for pharmacovigilance and ensure training and oversight of Country Organization associates on relevant Patient Safety procedures for AE reporting, including field force and third party contractor, if applicable.
• Ensure support for and close-out of audits, corrective action plan, investigation and Health Authority inspections.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Life science graduate or Health Care Sciences Professional or equivalent education, training and experience
• Knowledge of national and international regulations for pharmacovigilance
• Knowledge of pharmacological and medical terminology
• Excellent communications, interpersonal and negotiation skills
• Quality and focus oriented

You’ll receive:

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

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