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Clinical Pharmacogenomics Specialist-Levine Cancer Institute-Department of Cancer Pharmacology & Pharmacogenomics

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 22840
Job Family: Pharmacy Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011036639026-Laboratory - LCI Pharmacology
Location: LCI - 1021 Morehead Medical Dr


Oversees the provision of safe and effective medication therapies using pharmacogenomics information through collaboration with the patient's care team. Reviews provider medication orders for appropriateness. Assists with the strategic planning and implementation of research and pharmacy initiatives for the Department of Cancer Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics and serves as a clinical leader in designated area. Develops independent research initiatives and collaborates with other clinical and research teams to advance precision medicine and pharmacogenomics.

Essential Functions

  • Retrieves and evaluates relevant biomedical literature, formulates an appropriate response, and provides concise and timely response to drug information requests.
  • Uses effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers.
  • Collects information needed to design medication therapy regimens using pharmacogenomics information.
  • Designs, recommends, monitors, implements and documents patient specific pharmacotherapeutic regimens.
  • Participates in the management of medical emergencies.
  • Collaborates with clinical pharmacist coordinators to manage the formulary and the medication-use process. Assists in the acquisition of non-formulary, compassionate use, and investigational medications.
  • Performs quality assurance and performance improvement of the medication use system.
  • Serves as preceptor for pharmacy students and residents. Mentors, trains, and assists with the performance evaluation of pharmacists.
  • Develops research protocols to advance pharmacogenomics, including gene discovery and integration of genomic testing in clinical practice.


Physical Requirements
Works primarily in the outpatient clinical and laboratory setting. Requires considerable walking, standing, and lifting 25 pounds of material. May be required to frequently stretch, bend, squat, or kneel to perform job. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment to minimize exposure to hazardous agents. Takes necessary precautions to avoid inadvertent needle sticks, minor cuts or bruises. Exposed to various conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature and humidity. Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and data entry into the computer. Must have use of both hands, be able to see clearly and read small type. Must be able to speak and be understood by others to communicate effectively. Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate background noises.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm D. from an accredited school of pharmacy required. Licensed in the state of North Carolina or eligible for reciprocity. Pharmacy residency
and/or fellowship training in pharmacogenomics or 2 years' experience in pharmacogenomics required.