ADVANCE infectious diseases pharmacy and LEAD antimicrobial stewardship in order
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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases

10 May 2019 11:35 AM | Anonymous

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases

Location: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas


Marking more than seven decades of Making Cancer History®, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is located in Houston on the campus of the Texas Medical Center.  It is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.  


At M.D. Anderson you will have the opportunity to join a clinical pharmacy staff of over 100 clinical specialists dedicated to providing direct patient care to cancer patients.  Through participation on multidisciplinary teams the Clinical Pharmacy Specialists collaborate with medical teams to provide comprehensive drug therapy management including drug selection, therapeutic drug monitoring, patient teaching, and medication reconciliation. As a clinical specialist in Infectious Diseases you would also play a direct role in the institutions antimicrobial stewardship efforts.  Numerous opportunities for teaching, research, and professional development exist and are expected after establishment of patient care services.


 Responsibilities include providing comprehensive clinical pharmacy services:


- Rounding with one of 4 inpatient ID teams (Leukemia, SCT/Lymphoma, ICU, and Solid Tumor service)

- Improving, designing, facilitating, and managing antimicrobial stewardship efforts

- Working on quality improvement projects, formulary management projects, and institutional policies

 - Providing ID related drug information and education to other clinicians

- Precepting of pharmacy students and residents- including PGY2 ID Pharmacy Resident

- Participating in pharmacy related clinical research

 - Working as part of a team of 4 other ID-trained clinical pharmacy specialists


Requirements: 

·         Pharm.D. Degree from an accredited school of pharmacy

·         Eligible for licensure in the state of Texas

·         Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency and Infectious Diseases (PGY2)  Residency (or equivalent experience)

·         The desire to provide direct patient care


Contact Information:


Please send CV and letter of interest to:

Frank Tverdek, PharmD, BCPS, CMQ

Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services 

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

1400 Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX 77030 

Phone: 713-563-0966

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