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This job is responsible for implementation and oversight of the clinical pharmacogenomics program for the System Supporting the Precision Medicine Program, as well as co-leading the P&T Pharmacogenomics Subcommittee. Assumes responsibility for monitoring and reviewing Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) and PharmGKB drug/gene guidelines for updates. Educates pharmacy staff, medical students, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians on pharmacogenomics. This job is eligible for Academic title through the University of Queensland Clinical School.
Reviews pharmacogenomics’ test results and assists prescribers and pharmacists with interpretations, dosing recommendations and reviewing pharmacogenomics test results.
Presents published pharmacogenomics research and topics.
Collaborates with Pharmacy leadership and the P&T Pharmacogenomics Subcommittee to write, edit, and monitor pharmacogenomic test guidelines.
Writes, edits, and clarifies CPIC-related documents in adherence to CPIC standards.
Edits look-up tables relating diplotypes to clinical actions.
Monitors and updates CPIC materials on PharmGKB and the CPIC site.
Serves on selected departmental and institutional committees related to pharmacogenomics research and the implementation of genomic medicine.
Attends relevant national meetings and conferences related to the PGRN, genomic medicine, clinical pharmacogenetics, or medical informatics.
Precepts pharmacy students and residents and routinely works with and educates physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimal application of pharmacogenomic test results to care to patients.
Other duties as required.
Required – PharmD from an accredited Pharmacy school/college
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency
PGY2 residency in Pharmacogenomics
Required – 1 year pharmacy experience
Preferred – Experience writing and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Required – Currently Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) in state of practice
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role.
Excellent interpersonal skills and negotiating skills.
Knowledge of MMIS systems and the ability to manage a pre-programmed database and Supply Chain analytical software.
Strong analytical and time management skills.
Self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a high stress environment
Skills to drive supply utilization improvements.
Consulting and group presentation skills.
Knowledge of CPIC software.
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills to set and meet deadlines.
Demonstrates decisive judgement and conflict resolution skills to effectively identify and solve problems.
Extensive knowledge of drug use, pharmacokinetic principles, clinical genetic testing, clinical research, statistical principles, research ethics and protection of human subjects.
Working knowledge of computer applications relevant to writing scientific manuscripts, using scientific/biomedical websites, therapeutics and pharmacogenetics.
Familiarity with project management concepts and techniques.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Internal Number: 00055582
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the #1 ranked hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a “Best Hospital” across two specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.