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MD Anderson Cancer Center Associate Director, Clinical Pharmacy in Houston, Texas


Clinical Practice Model Management • In collaboration with the director oversee the professional practice of clinical services to ensure optimal, safe, effective patient care and ensure compliance with professional standards.

• Develops position requests, justifications, and leads recruitment and hiring.

• Stays abreast of best practices and evaluates them for implementation into clinical care.

• Reviews and revises position descriptions and competencies as needed to maintain proper scope and relevant competencies for CPS. Oversees the maintenance and storage of all clinical PD's and competencies.

• Works collaboratively with Clinical Pharmacy Director and strategically with Division Heads/chairs to determine new position priorities and communicate clinical pharmacy scope and role.

• Establish quality benchmarks and ensure that operational practices are improved through the development, implementation, and evaluation of continuous quality improvement initiatives.

• Identify opportunities to utilize data about performance measures and patient outcomes in conjunction with the director and the leadership team on target areas for priority attention.

• Works collaboratively with Clinical Managers to monitor, analyze, and adjust workload metrics and staffing as indicated.

• Leads the development and administration of policies and procedures. Ensures internal processes comply with institutional guidelines and regulatory agencies to maintain the integrity of the department and institution.

• Oversees clinical pharmacy privileging (DTM) administrative processes to ensure compliance with policy and regulatory agencies.

• Works in partnership with other departments to address and help resolve any system related issues to include Beacon, Epic, etc. formulating and executing plan through collaboration with clinical pharmacy specialists.

• Evaluates and makes recommendation for approval/denial of potential Conflict of Interest activity requests.

Strategic and Financial Oversight • Works collaboratively with Director Clinical Pharmacy to establish and implement short- and long-range strategic plans and initiatives.

• Implement and evaluate strategies to ensure continuous safety and accreditation readiness.

• Develops action plans, identifies resources required for successful implementation of initiatives, and monitor progress and results to ensure goals attainment.

• Assists in formulating the budget and ensure department operates within budget and in accordance with performance standards. Manages physical resources including space planning, inventory control and property maintenance.

• Manages Clinical Pharmacy Meeting requests and budget, approving travel, and funding.

• Works collaboratively, participates in, and evaluates cost of care initiatives, implementing appropriate new processes.

Human Resources • Responsible for recruitment, coaching, mentoring, performance management, and professional development of clinical managers.

• Guides managers on personnel issues.

• Educates new clinical managers on attendance, performance, FPPE/OPPE, and other operating procedures to ensure compliance with institutional guidelines and policies.

• Assist Director Clinical Pharmacy in managing additional pay plans, including updating/revising, development of new plans, data collection and communication with compensation. (RPD, Certification Pay, PDM,etc).

• Participates in appropriate leadership on-call for pharmacy.

• Competes leading teams training. Continues leadership development through the leadership institute or other offerings.

• Participates and leads programs, initiatives, and committees across the organization (PDM, P&T, Beacon, Space, etc)

Other duties as assigned



With Social Intelligence , you understand the importance of creating an environment where yours and others' ideas, experiences, perspectives, contributions, and well-being are valued. (Competencies: Awareness, Humility, Cultural Competence)

With Drive , you see that you can serve as a leader whether you have a formal leadership role or not. You tackle problems, move past setbacks and hardships, and don't lose sight of your goals. (Competencies: Self-Confidence, Analytical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Technical Expertise)

You demonstrate Professionalism by setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's values and service standards. You communicate effectively in a variety of ways. (Competencies: Inspire Trust, Oral Communication, Written Communication)

Through Emotional Intelligence , you maintain awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Use nonverbal cues and feelings to engage others in an inclusive and responsive way. (Competencies: Active Listening, Teaming, Self-Reflection)

Having Coachability means you are engaged in relentless learning. You constantly ask questions and stay curious. You understand that the organization constantly evolves, and you should as well. (Competencies: Develop Oneself, Adaptability)


Education: Pharm.D. from an accredited school of pharmacy.


All of the following:

Texas State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist license within 90 days of job entry.

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Preferred Certification: Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Certification


Five years of pharmacy supervisory or management experience.

Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate and/or LEADing Self Discover programs may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience. Completion of both programs can be substituted for a maximum of two years of supervisory or management experience.

Preferred Experience: None

Onsite Presence: Is Not Required

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 168140

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 200,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 235,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 270,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No