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Infusion Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Red Bird Pharmacy

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


Join UT Southwestern on our mission to educate, discover and heal. With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, we are committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care and resources to the RedBird community. UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility focused on bringing our best-in-class healthcare services to Southwest Dallas County. As part of our brand new medical center, you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles. Join UT Southwestern and be part of this great opportunity to provide exceptional patient care to Southwest Dallas and the surrounding communities.

Read more about this new UT Southwestern at RedBird regional outpatient facilty at https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2020/redbird-expansion.html .


The Infusion Clinical Staff Pharmacist will work at UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center's new Red Bird campus opening July 2022 in Southwest Dallas County. The UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird Infusion Clinical Staff Pharmacist will work at the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center's infusion pharmacy at UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird clinic location.

The Red Bird Infusion clinical staff pharmacist's responsibilities includes but not limited to:

Compounding medication verification;

Supervision of pharmacy technicians in preparation of hazardous and non-hazardous medications; and

Coverage for multiple UTSW infusion center locations and, for new UTSW employees, completion of orientaiton/training from the SCCC's Infusion Pharmacy located on UTSW Dallas (main) campus.

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position scheduled to work primarily day shifts Monday-Friday and Saturdays at the SCCC's Infusion Pharmacy that will be part of the UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird outpatient facilty located at 3550 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, Texas 75237. UTSW is proud to offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

Paid (zero premium) medical coverage for employees starting first day

State of Texas defined-benefit pension plan

Generous Paid Time Off (vacation & sick leave plus paid holidays)

On-site child care centers, dependent/elder back-up care and work/life programs

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/


Candidate must have one (1) year of paid work experience as a registered pharmacist in an infusion center or inpatient setting.

The following experience is highly preferred:
Sterile compounding

Chemotherapy sterile compounding preparation

Infusion pharmacy

Oncology pharmacy

Completion an ASHP-accredited residency program (PGY1 and PGY2) in oncology is ideal.

Eligible for licensure by Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) is required and Texas license with TSBP within 30 days of date of hire. .

Must have sterile compounding (IV) certification accredited by ACPE.

A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC). Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) will be required for inpatient positions prior to or within 6 months of employment.

BPS Board certification in oncology pharmacy (BCOP) is strongly preferred.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an American College of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited school of pharmacy.


The clinical staff pharmacist primary responsibilities:
Performs job responsibilities in accordance with organizational and departmental policies, procedures, performance improvement objectives and environmental/infection control standards as well as state and federal laws and regulations.

Performs all 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., ADR).

Consistently works (multi-tasks) and problem solves independently and effectively with minimal supervision. Takes charge when necessary and is looked to for direction. Makes the right decisions and uses good judgement. Is cross trained and multifunctional maintaining competency in multiple areas.

Enforces the formulary system and follows departmental policy and procedure when acquisition of non-formulary product is judged necessary. Participates in cost effective use and selection of pharmaceuticals.

Communicates drug information (verbally and in writing) to physicians, nurses, etc. in a courteous and professional manner. Assists in patient/family education and counseling regarding drug therapy and side effects. Also, effectively documents clinical activities, demonstrating cost savings and concisely conveying key information required for follow-up by fellow pharmacists. Strives to improve patient satisfaction, as measured by Press Ganey scores.

Additional responsibilities include:
Manages technicians and all other supportive personnel. Delegates appropriate/reasonable tasks and validates accuracy of medications intended for distribution from the IV lab, central pharmacy or decentralized automated dispensing machines. Audits and signs out all controlled substances in accordance with state/federal guidelines and organizational policies. Investigates and corrects discrepancies and unusual usage patterns/trends.

Actively enhances personal growth and development by participating in educational programs, in-services and meetings. Actively participates in new employee orientation and training. Willingly takes on additional projects as needs develop.

Actively participates in the clinical program. Supports P&T initiatives by monitoring target drugs for protocol discontinue, substitution, IV to PO, etc. Collects applicable data/measures and communicates opportunities for improvement. Performs therapeutic monitoring of specified drug therapies and recommends dosage adjustments as needed based on renal function evaluation and pharmacokinetic calculations.

Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a. Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b. Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c. Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d. Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.

For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/about-virus-and-testing/cms-vaccine-requirements.html

For general COVID-19 information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code -51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Infusion Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Red Bird Pharmacy, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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