MD Anderson Cancer Center Pharmacist Inpatient - Night Shift in Houston, Texas

Pharmacist Inpatient - Night Shift

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Pharmacy 162100

Requisition #: 116957

The Division of Pharmacy at MD Anderson Cancer Center strives to be the industry leader in providing premier patient-centered care, based on excellence and innovation in patient care, services, research and education. We strive to ensure safe, effective and cost-conscious medication use and to work with our health care colleagues to promote optimal drug therapy outcomes through the development of integrated, quality programs.

  • *The hours for this position are: 10:45 PM - 7:15 AM **

The primary purpose of the Inpatient Staff Pharmacist position is to provide professional and other related pharmaceutical care services to MDACC healthcare staff, including, but not limited to:

  • Process medication orders for chemotherapy and investigational drug regimens

  • Ensure optimal effectiveness and safety of medications ordered

  • Provide accurate and timely drug information to the MDACC healthcare staff

Key Functions

  1. Order Entry/Review

a. Reviews, clarifies, and processes orders accurately and in a timely manner.

b. Assures appropriateness of ordered medications by taking into account pertinent factors such as disease state, body surface area (BSA), age, height, weight, and renal function.

c. Utilizes computer resources and clinical information to facilitate the provision of pharmaceutical care functions such as medication order entry, order verification, medication distribution, medication checking, and medication reconciliation.

d. Perform and document therapeutic interventions as appropriate.

2. Pharmacy Area Supervision/Responsibilities

a. Provides supervision of Immediate Technical Staff working in the area including completion of job assignments, monitoring of lunch breaks, and assuring adherence to institutional and departmental policies and procedures.

b. Ensure all tasks/assignments are completed in a timely manner to maintain appropriate workflow for optimal patient care.

c. Maintain clean and organized work area at all times.

d. Monitors area inventory and supplies, notifies appropriate personnel when shortages and/or outages noted.

3. Quality Assurance/Improvement and Project Management

a. Completes all assigned Quality Assurance and productivity reports including record keeping and appropriate follow up.

b. Researches/monitors problems, initiates corrective action and follow through until challenge is resolved.

c. Consistently provides input/suggestions for process improvements.

d. Completes/maintains all Institutional/Divisional requirements for licensure, mandatory education and testing. Including but not limited to EEE, Infection Control, age related competency, Code Blue, TB testing, and IV process validation.

e. Develop, implement, and/or support special projects throughout the institution.

4. Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's of Science degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree from an accredited college of pharmacy.

Experience Required

No experience.

Certification /Licensure

Eligible to receive a license to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.