Job Description

Informatics Pharmacist

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

This resource is as a key player in the maturing of IS Pharmacy’s clinical and Pharmacological build and management of medications. This role will be responsible to oversea the new build, modifications, and evaluate requests from CCRC’s and OCC’s. They will be the SME for the IS Pharmacy team.

Accordingly, the Clinical Pharmacist will assist with the build and management of medications and in some cases Pharmacy automation, by partnering with Information Services (IS) application owners, Corporate Pharmacy Services and Site Pharmacy teams to determine the best way to implement and optimize current and new builds.  The Pharmacist will be responsible for delivering routine management metrics to the Corporate and Site Pharmacy teams, as well as conducting ad hoc analysis to support various initiatives.  Functions that could be needed are price algorithms, prescriber information, and metrics around EPCS. The Pharmacist will assist with: assessing operations and making recommendations to leadership; providing translations, analyses and interpretations of information; and assisting with project management for the various enterprise initiatives.

More specifically, analysis conducted will include the following:

  • Continued EHR and retail pharmacy systems optimization
  • Monitoring CDM Code Correct adds/changes for pharmacy items
  • New requests for Pharmacist Documentation
  • New report requests and the need to provide information in a consistent enterprise-wide format
  • Obtaining Retail Pharmacy reports as needed for Corporate Pharmacy
  • Post-pilot analysis to assess need to pursue pharmacy technology
  • Provide input on new medication requests

The Clinical Pharmacist will also assist with the following:

  • Implementation of new pharmacy technology/innovations
  • Managing and coordinating reports from Data Mart and Enterprise Data Warehouse
  • Identifying pharmacy needs regarding other future areas of growth
  • Supporting standardized Delivery of Care, as well as other key strategic objectives
  • Implementing and monitoring formulary changes
  • Monitoring non-formulary usage
  • Preparing for future enterprise expansion
  • Monitoring the Pharmacy Chargemaster configuration to assure standardization
  • Other ad hoc activities as needed

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide Pharmacist input and Support to the Formulary & Therapeutics Committee, Pricing Committee, Corporate Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Hospital Executive Team, and Corporate/Hospital Boards.
  • Review, build, and maintain new medications. Provide input for Formulary changes, Chemo OS changes, and other clinical decisions around dispensing and/or prescribing medications
  • Maintain pharmacy reports as they pertain to the facilities and/or leadership.
  • Assist with project management of pharmacy initiatives.  Work with Pharmacy site resources, Informatics, and others to execute planned initiatives
  • Maintain pharmacy Code Correct request for item changes.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in hospital pharmacy
  • Working knowledge of pharmacy automation and EHR experience required (Allscripts SCM preferred)
  • Graduation from an accredited ACPE College of Pharmacy (PharmD Required), with current active license in good standing in state of residence
  • Must have strong analytical skills, and reporting experience to key business users.
  • Must have management communication and reporting experience, including conducting personal analysis and providing recommendations to management.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Must have experience working with internal customers in a reporting role and developing business requirements. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required, and Access & PowerPoint are a plus.
  • Must have experience working with IS on business requirements for performance management tools (e.g., scorecards, dashboards).
  • Evidence of continuing education that is directly related to the job specification.
  • Familiarity with "Lean" processes is preferred, A-3 Training and Green Belt extremely beneficial.
  • Electronic Pharmacy systems familiarity a plus (Hospital and Retail).
  • Knowledge of IS project lifecycle a plus.

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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