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Date Added: Sat 30/01/2021

Research & Healthcare Analytics - PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Pharmacogenomics

Moorestown, NJ, US
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Company: TABULA RASA HEALTHCARE

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

The purpose of this Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) residency program of Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) is to build on accumulated pharmacy education and PGY1 experience to train pharmacy leaders in pharmacogenomics (PGx). After completion of this post-graduate residency, trainees will have the skills to apply PGx to clinical practice and will have acquired the abilities to utilize informatics in the ever-evolving health care environment, including application to clinical decision support (CDS) systems.

Pharmacogenomics

  • Advocates for the rational and routine use of PGx testing.
    • Recommends PGx testing to aid in the process of drug and dosage selection.
    • Uses informatics to guide recommendations to perform PGx testing.
    • Educates and provides information on the appropriate indications for PGx testing and the clinical application of PGx to health care professionals, patients, and members of the public.
  • Coordinates activities of the organization's PGx clinical services.
    • Oversees ordering, shipping, and tracking of PGx test kits and results.
    • Communicates with PGx laboratories and vendors.
    • Manages PGx Medication Safety Reviews (MSRs).
    • Provides analyses & reports to leadership, as requested, to monitor and improve clinical services.
  • Serves as an expert consultant for the organization's PGx clinical services.
    • Provides PGx test results interpretation and clinical guidance to prescribers and patients.
    • Makes recommendations to personalize medication therapy based on the patient's PGx profile that also considers the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of the drug(s) as well as other patient-specific factors such as comorbidities and other concomitant drugs.
    • Establishes and uses standardized processes for performing PGx MSRs, communicating PGx test results to prescribers and patients, and documenting patient-specific results in the electronic health record(s).
  • Supports and participates in research, consortia, and networks that guide & accelerate the application of PGx to clinical practice.
    • Designs and conducts PGx-based research.
    • Develops processes to document improved patient outcomes and economic benefits resulting from clinical application of PGx.
    • Actively contributes to the body of knowledge in PGx by publishing articles on the topic in the biomedical literature.
  • Supports and participates in PGx-based CDS.
    • Develops PGx-specific algorithms & rules for electronic health record systems that guide prescribers and pharmacists on the appropriate use and dosing of medications based on a patient's genomic profile.
    • Uses informatics to evaluate the performance of algorithms & rules.
  • Provides effective PGx-related education to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and students.
    • Designs effective educational activities for patients and caregivers.
    • Develops and plans PGx-specific advanced training opportunities for pharmacists & other health care professionals.
    • Precepts Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students and PGY1 pharmacy residents.
    • Uses effective teaching skills to deliver education.
    • Assesses the effectiveness of education.

Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree obtained.
  • Completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency.

Licensing/Certification:

  • Current Registered Pharmacist (RPh) and active licensure in good standing.
  • Degree obtained from an accredited college/school of pharmacy in the United States.

Specific Skills:

  • Self-motivated and eager to learn and develop.
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative manner.
  • Respectable interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Above-average written communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of pharmacogenomics.
  • Above-average understanding of web technology and clinical decision support systems.
  • Above-average proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Adapts to a high energy environment.
  • Reasonable degree of ownership for projects, a sense of urgency and strong follow-through.
  • Reasonable tolerance of ambiguity.
  • Decent project management skills; ability to multi-task.
  • Semi-independent worker who can effectively manage self-driven projects.

 

Company Description
TRHC provides patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize medication regimens. We improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, lower healthcare costs, and manage risk. We deliver our solutions through a comprehensive suite of technology-enabled products and services for medication risk management and risk adjustment.

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