Responsible for the design and implementation of the pharmacogenomics program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Reporting to the director of Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI) and the director of Pharmacy, oversees the integration of pharmacogenomics testing into the clinical service lines. Works with clinical, research, and IT teams on the integration of pharmacogenetic data into Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and clinical workflow. Also responsible for the development of the research, educational, and dissemination components as it pertains to pharmacogenomics program at NCHS as well as representing PMI regionally and nationally.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of pharmacokinetic and metabolic support principles.
Demonstrated knowledge of clinical genetic testing, investigational studies, clinical research, and statistical principles.
Demonstrated knowledge of clinical pharmacy practice.
Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and persistence in working collaboratively with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals.
Knowledge of state/federal regulations regarding drug acquisition, control, and distribution.
Analytical and mathematical abilities for order interpretation, calculation, and processing.
Experience and expertise in implementing new practices, clinical pharmacogenomics policy development, and patient/provider education.
Detailed understanding of FDA, CPIC, FarmGKB and PGRN classifications and clinical practice guidance on pharmacogenetics.
Knowledge of software applications and platforms relevant to pharmacy and pharmacogenomics.
Knowledge of research ethics and protection of human subjects.
Familiarity with project management concepts and techniques.
Ability to identify and solve problems.
Job Specific Duties
Collaborates with Pharmacy department leaders, PMI leadership, P&T committee, Clinical Informatics, clinical staff, etc., to develop, implement and operate pharmacogenomics program at NCHS.
Develops the scope, oversight, policies, structure, and strategy of pharmacogenomics program across all service lines.
Incorporates pharmacogenomics activities into the clinical service lines at NCHS.
Regularly evaluates emerging opportunities to implement guidelines for the appropriate drug dose for the patients based on the genetic test results.
Leads and coordinates efficient development of all necessary infrastructure to implement a new gene/pair testing into clinical practice.
Drives strategic planning of the program for both internal and external use.
Proactively identifies challenges in the program and develops contingency plans.
Participates in the budgetary planning for the program and actively seeks funding.
Develops and conducts training on clinical pharmacogenetics for clinical pharmacists and hospital staff.
Coordinates appropriate clinical genotyping and effective ongoing use of genetic information to improve drug therapy for each gene/drug pair implemented into clinical practice.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to maintain and improve the appropriate delivery of pharmacogenetic information in the EMR and to the patients and families.
Provides the primary interface with regulatory bodies that oversee pharmacogenomics clinical research.
Leads and coordinates research efforts and serves as Principal Investigator on pharmacogenomic studies.
Develops research protocols and consents for pharmacogenomic studies.
Provides support for clinical trials with new/investigational drugs.
Minimum Job Requirements
PharmD; Doctorate of Pharmacy
Completed training in pharmacogenetics
Current Florida Pharmacist License
American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
3-5 years of research experience
3-5 years of experience in clinical pharmacy practice
1-3 years of experience writing scientific publications and familiarity with extramural funding application process
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary plus outstanding benefits/total rewards being offered
Internal Number: 18847
About Nicklaus Children's Health System
NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HEALTH SYSTEM HIGHLIGHTS
In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011-12, several Nicklaus Children’s Hospital programs were ranked among the best in the nation in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” issue. Ten Nicklaus Children's Hospital programs were listed in the rankings.
In 2009, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was the only Florida hospital in to be included in Parents magazine’s ranking of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”
Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been annually honored by South Florida Parenting and its readers since 1997. In 2008, the hospital was recognized among the “Best of the Best Pediatric Hospitals.” In addition, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Dan Marino Outpatient Center was honored in the “Best of the Best Services for Special Needs” category.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital received “Magnet” designation – the nursing profession's highest institutional honor – from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in July 2003. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was the first children’s hospital in Florida and the fifth children’s hospital nationwide to achieve this distinction. The hospital’s Magnet status was renewed,... following a site visit and evaluation in 2008.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been annually ranked among the nation’s “Top Training Organizations” since 2006. Training magazine annually ranks organizations that excel at training based on factors including financial commitment, programs offered, methods of evaluation, workplace surveys, and HR data such as turnover and new employee referrals.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of only a few centers nationwide to receive the “Excellence in Life Support Award” from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, an international consortium of centers offering ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) for support of failing organ systems in infants, children and adults. The Excellence in Life Support Award recognizes those centers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction, and ongoing clinical research.
The hospital features 309 pediatric and neonatal beds, more than any other children's hospital in Florida.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers more than 40 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.
The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program is one of the leading programs in the nation based on volume and clinical outcomes. The program boasts a 98 percent survival rate, one of the best in the world.
The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Brain Institute is largest clinical neurology program in the nation, treating more than 45,000 children annually.
The hospital is home to the largest children’s cancer center in the region.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital features South Florida's only free-standing pediatric trauma center.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the number one provider of pediatric orthopaedics in the state.
The hospital serves as the state-designated treatment center for children with craniofacial differences.
The Neonatology Division admits more than 600 newborns each year, with virtually all referred from general acute-care hospitals. The babies that are referred are in need of an advanced level of tertiary care that is provided at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is home to the largest hospital-based pediatric residency program in the southeastern United States.
The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Research Institute is one of the largest providers of pediatric clinical research in the region.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the region’s lead organization for Safe Kids Worldwide, providing child safety education and prevention via the Division of Preventive Medicine.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers outpatient centers to accommodate the increasing demand for pediatric outpatient services. These facilities are based throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The hospital is committed to being “where the children are,” enhancing community access to Nicklaus Children's Hospital-quality care and expertise.