Healthcare Liaison (1114-679)

Rockville, Maryland, United States
Jun 05, 2018
Sep 26, 2018
Full Time

This is a professional non-supervisory position responsible for supporting standards development related to opioids, patient safety, and emerging trends. This position is also responsible for the coordination and execution of the Nomenclature and Labeling Expert Committee.  This committee will focus on the standards related to naming of drug substances and drug products and labeling as it relates to safe practices for clear understanding of instructions.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Identify pertinent areas for revision or development of new and existing General Chapters associated with opioids, public health, and patient safety issues
  • Collaborate with outside agencies and government entities regarding pertinent patient safety and safe medication use as it is related to opioids
  • Serve as the liaison to the Nomenclature and Labeling Expert Committee by guiding and supporting the overall committee activities and work plans;
  • Provide scientific support and guidance for preparation of nomenclature ballots and lead monthly meetings;
  • Responsible for maintaining and revising chapters related to nomenclature including: Nomenclature , Labeling , and Labeling of Inactive Ingredients ;
  • Identify pertinent areas for revision of monographs and/or General Chapters associated with nomenclature and labeling standards;
  • Coordinate background research for subcommittees, prepare draft documents (recommendations, stimuli articles, etc.) for publication;
  • Responds to internal and external inquiries;
  • Keep abreast of current trends and developments in nomenclature and manufacturer labeling;
  • Serves as a representative of USP at professional scientific meetings;
  • Performs other related duties as assign

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:


Scientific Liaison level:

Pharm.D or Advanced Practice degree with a strong background in chemistry/biochemistry.  A minimum of eight years of relevant work experience with quality improvement, medication safety, naming policies, and regulatory agencies. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted (e.g., RPh, MS in Nursing, Pharmacy or Healthcare related field).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft software (word processing, email, spreadsheet, database, and Internet)
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics laws, regulations, and applications in healthcare settings
  • Knowledge of regulatory bodies (i.e., FDA, State Boards of Pharmacy) with regard to healthcare practice and manufacturer labeling
  • Possesses up-to-date knowledge of health practices, medication naming , and standard setting
  • Operates collaboratively at all levels of the organization
  • Understanding and knowledge of organizational development within the context of non-profits
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work on basic processes as well as strategic initiatives
  • Ability to operate independently, where appropriate, yet understands when to escalate issues and how to establish effective working relationships in a team setting
  • Well-developed organizational, interpersonal communications, negotiation, writing, and strong listening skills
  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and the ability to develop and review effective Expert Committee and Expert Panel work plans consistent with organizational mission and objectives. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibilities.

USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP. 

Job Location Rockville, Maryland, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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