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Investigational Drugs Pharmacy Specialist - ACS Thomas Street

at Harris Health System

Posted: 10/23/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 143973

Job Description

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

Harris Health System is seeking an experienced and/or specialized Residency trained Pharmacist with a Passion for Investigational Drug Studies, Research and HIV Care to manage Pharmacy processes of new and ongoing research studies. This Position will be responsible for compliance of general and study-specific regulatory and/or safety related processes with Texas State Board of Pharmacy, FDA, CITI, NIH and applicable regulations. The Candidate will manage Clinic or Hospital research protocols, serve as a Member of the Institutional Review Board and other Advisory Boards.

The Investigational Drugs Pharmacy Specialist will maintain investigational drug files and develop efficient operational processes that provide excellence in Patient Care and Patient Safety. He/She should expect to participate in article submissions for Peer Review and to serve as an Expert Resource on HIV Clinical Trials for Houston. As a Member of a multidisciplinary health care Team, the Investigational Pharmacy Specialist must be a Team Player, and provide the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. Thomas Street Clinic and Harris Health System is a teaching Facility and Candidates should expect to Mentor, Train and oversee Pharmacy Residents and Interns; participate in Training/Education for Pharmacy, Nursing and Physician Team Members. In addition, assist our University Partners with didactic lectures, if needed.

The ideal Candidate will have experience across multiple settings and varies disease states as they may be required to assist at different Locations.


Minimum Qualifications
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelors degree in Pharmacy Required, PharmD Preferred;
Registered with Texas State Board of Pharmacy; If licensure by reciprocity or if new pharmacy graduate, must obtain Texas license within the first 90 days of employment. General Pharmacy Practice Residency or Primary Care Specialty Residency required.
Work Experience (Years and Area): Post Graduate Year 1 Residency or 3 years of experience in applicable area required; and Specialty Residency Year 2 preferred

Management Experience (Years and Area): 1-2 years, preferred

Special Requirements
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports )

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Statistical, Word Proc

Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

Job Category

Allied Health

Application Instructions

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