MD Anderson Cancer Center Pharmacy Extern - Pharmacy Inpatient in Houston, Texas

Pharmacy Extern - Pharmacy Inpatient

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

Allied Health at

Pharmacy 162100

Requisition #: 117826

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.

Unit Dose Processing andDistribution

  1. Accurately and efficiently fill unit dose carts and first doses

  2. Accurately and efficiently pull drugs to refill controlled access cabinets

  3. Accurately and efficiently deliver medications/supplies to designated areas

  4. Order medications/supplies to maintain appropriate par levels

  5. Restock medications/supplies

Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding/Preparations

  1. Accurately and efficiently prepare all types of sterile products including SVP, LVP, chemotherapy, biotherapy and investigational agents

  2. Accurately and efficiently prepare extemporaneous compounds

  3. Repackaging bulk medications

  4. Order medications/supplies to maintain appropriate par levels

  5. Restock medications/supplies

Quality Assurance/Improvement and Project Management

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

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

  3. Consistently provides input/suggestions for process improvements

  4. Completes/maintains all Institutional/Divisional requirements for licensure, mandatory education and testing. Including but not limited to EEE, Infection Control, TB testing and IV process validation

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

  6. Maintain clean and organized work areas at all times

Professional Development

  1. Participates in monthly internship meetings (including but not limited to preparation of drug monographs, prepared readings, engagement in discussions, etc.)

  2. Involved in at least one quality improvement project annually (to be presented at TSHP or other meeting as approved)

  3. Involvement with medication safety, pharmacy informatics, drug information, pharmacy education, and pharmacy research initiatives as assigned

Clinical PracticeInitiative

  1. Data collection as assigned

  2. Assists with monitoring and patient care activities under supervision for transitions of care, pharmacokinetic monitoring and dose adjustments, patient counseling, adjusting medication doses and schedules for organ dysfunction, and reviewing labs and doses for high-alert medications, and others as assigned.



Active enrollment in an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Preferred Experience:

1 year experience in hospital or community pharmacy

Certification Required:

One of the following:

Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) Pharmacist Intern license, Pharmacy Technician Registration or Pharmacy Technician Trainee Registration.

Preferred Certification:

In addition to the above: ACPE approved IV (sterile products) certification