Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Bone Marrow Transplant:
UT Southwestern Medical Center

888032988
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas Texas
Pharmaceutical
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Description
JOB SUMMARY
The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Bone Marrow Transplant is an essential part of the multidisciplinary bone marrow transplant (BMT) program team at UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center. This pharmacist will be primarily responsible for BMT patient rounding; creation and management of Beacon treatment plans; precepting students and residents; and addressing questions from patients and providers.

The clinical pharmacist specialist responsibilities include:
  • Manages clinical activities, priorities, and problems, pharmacist staffing and workloads.
  • Provides status report to pharmacy management effectively communicating issues, concerns, and suggestions as appropriate.
  • Manages and develops clinical initiatives and determines therapeutic alternatives when drug shortages are identified and communicates with medical staff leadership and key stakeholders.
  • Assists with budget preparation and daily financial activity specifically in relation to high cost drugs.
  • Assists with budget preparation and daily financial activity specifically in relation to high cost drugs.
  • Assists the Director and Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy with meeting administrative goals and objectives.
The clinical pharmacist specialist is an exempt (salaried) position. This position will be scheduled rotating days, evenings and weekends shifts at the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (CUH) on the UTSW Medical Center campus in Dallas, Texas.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Must meet one of the following requirements:
  • Completion of both PGY1 and PGY2 from an ASHP-accredited residency program; OR
  • Completion of PGY1 from an ASHP-accredited residency program and a bone marrow transplant fellowship; OR
  • Completion of PGY1 from an ASHP-accredited residency program and 5 years as a pharmacist in a progressive clinical practice in bone marrow transplant; OR
  • 8 years as a pharmacist in a progressive clinical practice in bone marrow transplant.
Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy is required.

Licensed Pharmacist by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) is required.

BPS board certification in oncology (BCOP) is preferred.

Working knowledge of computers and data-entry skills are essential. Ability to communicate clearly in English (speaking, reading, and writing) is required. Good general health and a strong ability to cope with stress in a faced-paced environment is a must.

Position requires moderate physical effort: prolonged standing/walking, occasional lifting/carrying (up to 25 lbs.), reaching, bending, crouching, etc. (OSHA Category III).

JOB DUTIES
Performs job responsibilities in accordance with organizational and departmental policies and procedures, performance improvement objectives and environmental/infection control standards. Develops/implements process to meet/comply with the Joint Commission and regulatory requirements.

Coordinates staff training, competencies, certification and continued education specific to specialty. Assists clinical staff pharmacists with therapeutic monitoring, patient assessments, interpretation of lab values, and pharmacokinetic calculations. Identify opportunities for process improvements, develops and implements policy and procedures for prompt, safe and efficient patient care.

Actively promotes pharmacy. Coordinates and participates in multidisciplinary in-services/meetings, publishes articles (i.e. staff newsletter), individualized drug information, rounds, consults, etc. Maintains high visibility/availability through participation in in-services, meetings and daily activities. Participates in the education/experiential training of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.

Actively manage P&T initiatives through monitoring of documented interventions. Verifies data, develops measures and reports outcomes (Performance Improvement). Supports cost savings initiatives. Has active role in assessment and selection of cost effective pharmaceuticals. Reviews formulary addition request and develops monographs for presentation. Manage the formulary system and procedures for acquisition of NF product.

Consistently works and problem solves independently and effectively. Takes charge when necessary and is looked to for direction. Makes the right decisions and uses good judgment. Cross trained and multifunctional maintaining competency in multiple areas.

Mentors clinical staff pharmacists and supportive personnel. Delegates appropriate/reasonable tasks and evaluates performance. Represents Pharmacy Department at P&T Committee and Service Line Meetings

Performs computer order entry in an accurate, thorough and timely manner. Reviews/updates medication profiles (therapies, allergies, height, weight, etc) and is cognizant of patient charges. Reviews medication orders for therapeutic appropriateness, duplications, interactions, overall effectiveness and safety. Seeks clarification if necessary and documents interventions (i.e. ADRs).

Actively enhances personal growth and development by participating in educational programs, literature searches, in-services and meetings. Actively participates in new employee orientation and training and evaluations.

Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions:
  1. Directly interacting with or caring for patients;
  2. Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants;
  3. Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or
  4. Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
Takes ownership in solving problems effectively, efficiently and to the satisfaction of the patient

Presents constructive feedback regarding system or process failures and participates in resolution in a proactive and positive manner.

Maintains patient confidentiality in accordance with University Medical Center policy.

Consistently maintains control of feelings, emotions and body language.

Demonstrates through verbal and non-verbal communications openness to change or new ideas. Willingly learns and adapts to changes in work environment and new work methods as introduced. Demonstrates flexibility to fluctuating workload and effectively prioritizes assignments.

Exhibits a positive attitude in support of the hospital and management, including decisions made by administration and/or management. Treats hospital resources and property with respect and in a manner that reflects awareness of financial responsibility.

Adheres to all policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, and corporate compliance. Including personal demeanor, appearance, and hygiene that are appropriate for the work environment.
Responds to all reasonable requests in an appropriate and timely manner and communicates in a concise and positive manner.
Tolerates diversity within the work environment and consistently deals with all customers in a respectful manner.

Supports teamwork and cooperation with co-workers in daily activities. Readily volunteers assistance to help co-workers complete tasks.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Maintains confidentiality.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Inspires respect and trust.
  • Adaptability - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Monitors transition and evaluates results; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  • Makes her/himself available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
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