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 and comprehensive benefits/total rewards offered
Internal Number: 18847
About Nicklaus Children's Health System
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, a 309-bed freestanding children's hospital and Level I trauma center located in Miami, FL. Founded in 1950, the rebranded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is nationally renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, and home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the Southeast.