MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pharmacy Clinical Programs in Houston, Texas

The Division of Pharmacy at MD Anderson Cancer Center strives to be the industry leader in providing premier patient-centered care, based on excellence and innovation in patient care, services, research and education. We strive to ensure safe, effective and cost-conscious medication use and to work with our health care colleagues to promote optimal drug therapy outcomes through the development of integrated, quality programs.

Clinical Pharmacy Practice

•Develops and/or maintains an active clinical pharmacy practice on the assigned service(s).

•Collaborates with medical and nursing staff to optimize the pharmacotherapeutic aspects of patient care.

•Provides timely follow-up on the clinical effects of the medication regimen with adjustments as necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.

•Provides drug and clinical information to other healthcare professionals.

•Develops and communicates specific pharmacotherapeutic plans for individual patients.

•Provides accurate and timely medication education.

•Provides accurate and timely medication reconciliation and updates of medication list

•Identifies and intervenes appropriately to resolve potential medication problems of all assigned patients.

•Participates in discharge planning for assigned inpatients.

•Consistently documents clinical activity/interventions appropriately.

•Actively participates in event reporting using UHC Safety Intelligence.

•Participates in medication/treatment plan development and review, as assigned, and/or based on recognized service needs.

•Proactively assesses patients' financial status and addresses barriers.

•Appropriately participates in and guides medical staff to comply with institutional standards, initiatives, and guidelines (ie. ABN's, prior authorization requirements, reimbursement optimization, formulary management, REMS programs, drug shortage programs, etc).

•Aligns all patient care activities and project work with departmental and institutional policies, business model/needs, goals, and vision.

•Serves as the primary or secondary preceptor for resident and student clinical learning experiences.

•Demonstrates a desire and an aptitude for teaching that includes mastery of the four preceptor roles achieved when teaching clinical problem solving (instructing, modeling, coaching, and facilitating).

•Demonstrates abilities to provide criteria-based feedback and evaluation of resident/student performance.

•Effectively precepts other trainee required experiences including oncology forum, research projects, writing projects, grand rounds, MUEs, etc.

•Provides didactic lectures, inservices, shared student instruction or case conference presentations to trainees and other health professionals.

•Coordinates and/or participates in the training for external traineeships (ASHP, global oncology, JTOP, etc.).

•Orients, mentors, and trains new clinical staff on patient care services, policy and procedures, and normal operating procedures.

Quality Improvement, Research and Professional Development

•Actively participates in institutional initiatives to develop, improve and implement patient care tools (ordersets, treatment plans, algorithms, etc).

•Adheres to regulatory and compliance policies and procedures that govern the profession and scope of practice.

•Collaborates on clinical research with other health professionals.

•Accurately adjusts medications according to clinical research protocol guidelines.

•Completes pharmacy protocol reviews and facilitates IRB submission processes.

•Critically analyzes own practice, experience, medical literature, and other information resources for the purposes of self-improvement.

•Demonstrates commitment to one's own excellence and ongoing professional development (board certification, leadership training, quality certification, etc).

•Promotes and provides opportunities for the professional development of others and the profession (mentoring, professional organization involvement, presentations to external audiences, publications, etc.)

•Actively participates in institutional initiatives to develop, improve and implement patient care tools (ordersets, treatment plans, algorithms, etc).

•Adheres to regulatory and compliance policies and procedures that govern the profession and scope of practice.

•Collaborates on clinical research with other health professionals.

•Accurately adjusts medications according to clinical research protocol guidelines.

•Completes pharmacy protocol reviews and facilitates IRB submission processes.

•Critically analyzes own practice, experience, medical literature, and other information resources for the purposes of self-improvement.

•Demonstrates commitment to one's own excellence and ongoing professional development (board certification, leadership training, quality certification, etc).

•Promotes and provides opportunities for the professional development of others and the profession (mentoring, professional organization involvement, presentations to external audiences, publications, etc.)

Education and Training

•Provide effective medication and practice-related education or counseling to patients and caregivers.

•Provides accurate and timely medication, treatment guidelines, formulary, and other pertinent information to members of the healthcare team.

•Participates in medication-related processes to assess, evaluate, maintain and improve the delivery of patient care.

Education Required

Pharm.D degree.

Experience required

Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY 1) and Residency in the area of specialization (PGY 2).

Experience as a clinical pharmacist in the area of specialization may substitute for the required residency on a one to one basis.

Eligible to receive a license to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Licensure / Certification

Required:

Eligible to receive a license to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

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