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

Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Specialist -Epic

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Information Services 710247

Requisition #: 116995

The Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Specialist is a primary support contact and works with the other members of the EHR team in coordinating the implementation efforts with the end users/operations stake holders. The Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and communicating with the end users and representatives from all areas of the hospital related to their specific application. They will use their clinical background and SME experience to benefit the build and support of the EHR application assigned.

The Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Specialist should have an understanding of MD Anderson’s objectives for implementing an EHR and the ability to recognize opportunities for process redesign that will help the organization maximize the benefits of the implementation.

*In order to be adequately prepared and trained to build, test and optimize the Epic system, MDA requires that Epic certification be obtained within 120 days of completion of the assigned, required training classes. Required certifications must be maintained as assigned.*

Implementation/ Optimization

1.Analysis of EPIC model content and negotiation of any user requested modifications

2.Populating databases for which they are the owner during the initial system build, with assistance from Epic staff

3.Understanding choices in application specifications

4.Investigating the preferred choices of the users

5.Analyzing data conversion needs

6.Preparing details of specifications as needed

7.Aiding trainers during user training

8.Input to project plan throughout the course of the implementation to insure major milestones are met and appropriate project tracking is accurate

9.Responding to Epic’s technical questions

10.Understanding both the clinical and business workflows to achieve strategic outcomes for the implementation

Support/ Content Management

1.Modification of EPIC content as prescribed by project team

2.Working with users on the sharing of data, category lists, etc

3.Developing and documenting internal procedures

4.Troubleshooting problems or questions from users

5.Prioritizing and implementing changes requested for the system

6.Coordinating software updates and changes with users

7.Thoroughly reviewing and testing each new release and communicating needed changes to Epic before users are permitted to access the new release

8.Collecting information regarding potential system enhancement needs

Standards 1.Setting standards for naming and numbering conventions and security classifications



Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy.


Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas.


Required: Two years pharmacy experience.

Preferred Experience:

•Experience in an academic healthcare setting.

•Experience at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

•EPIC System specific experience a plus.

ctive software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

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.