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MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem Pharmacist - Inpatient 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.

Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm OR 3:00pm - 11:30pm


Core Pharmaceutical Services -

Core pharmaceutical services includes but is not limited to the following:

a. Reviews, clarifies, and processes orders accurately and in a timely manner.

b. Assures appropriateness of ordered medications by taking into account pertinent factors such as disease state, body surface area (BSA), age, height, weight, labs, and renal function.

c. Utilizes computer resources and clinical information to facilitate the provision of pharmaceutical care functions such as medication order entry, order verification, medication distribution, medication checking, and medication reconciliation.

d. Perform and document therapeutic interventions as appropriate.

e. Actively participate in event reporting using UHC Safety Intelligence.

Pharmacy Area Supervision/ Responsibilities/Administrative/ Systems- Based Practice -

Pharmacy Area Supervision/Responsibilities/Administrative/ Systems- Based Practice includes:

a. Provides supervision of Immediate Technical Staff working in the area including completion of job assignments, monitoring of lunch breaks, and assuring adherence to institutional and departmental policies and procedures (i.e., sterile and non-sterile compounding).

b. Ensure all tasks/assignments are completed in a timely manner to maintain appropriate workflow for optimal patient care.

c. Maintain clean and organized work area at all times.

d. Monitors area inventory and supplies, notifies appropriate personnel when shortages and/or outages noted.

e. Oversee the compounding of sterile and non-sterile admixtures.

f. Completes all assigned Quality Assurance and productivity reports including record keeping and appropriate follow up.

g. Researches/monitors problems, initiates corrective action and follow through until challenge is resolved.

c. Consistently provides input/suggestions for process improvements.

h. Completes/maintains all Institutional/Divisional requirements for licensure, mandatory education and testing. Including but not limited to EEE, Infection Control, age related competency, Code Blue, BLS Certification, TB testing, and IV process validation.

i. Develop, implement, and/or support special projects throughout the institution.

Clinical/ Patient Care -

Clinical/ Patient Care includes all of the following but not limited to:

a. Active participation in implementation and practice of identified clinical initiatives (e.g., discharge counseling, medication reconciliation, renal dose adjustments, etc.)

b. Conducts and documents patient education as appropriate.

c. Documentation of patient specific information in the electronic medical record.

Other duties as assigned



Required: Bachelor's of Science degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree from an accredited college of pharmacy.

Preferred : Doctorate (Professional)


Required: All of the following: Texas State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist license within 90 days of job entry.

American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of job entry.

American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) certification within 90 days of job entry, if working FT in one of following departments: Pharmacy Inpatient (710348), Pharmacy ATC ACB (710355), Pharmacy-West Houston (710657) Pharmacy-The Woodlands (710480).

Preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Experience :

Required: None.

Preferred : Prefer 1 year of experience in a hospital pharmacy or ASHP PGY1 Residency training.

Onsite Presence: Is 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: 164714

  • Employment Status: Per Diem

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Varied

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 77,150

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 77,150

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 77,150

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No