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Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiothoracic Transplant (Heart and Lung Transplant)
Based on experience
Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner
Boston, MA
Position Description
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a 1,000-bed acute care academic medical center, is currently searching for motivated and articulate candidates for a Cardiothoracic Transplant Clinical Pharmacist position. This position is an integral part of a large clinical pharmacy team and progressive group of pharmacy leaders who provide comprehensive pharmacy services throughout the Hospital. The Department of Pharmacy vision is to enhance its pharmacy operations, advance clinical pharmacy programs, expand interdisciplinary patient-centered care services and pharmacy residency programs. As a part of this growth and refinement of practice, the Department continues to look to add new talent to its clinical practitioner team and clinical leadership group.

The Transplant Center at MGH is the largest transplant center in New England. In 2019 the MGH Transplant Center performed 164 kidney, 79 liver, 40 heart, 27 lung, 2 islet, 2 kidney/pancreas and 1 heart/lung transplant. The transplant team offers leading-edge consultative services, treatment and surgical interventions to patients with a broad spectrum of diseases requiring heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, islet, hematopoietic stem cell and multiple organ transplants. As a Harvard Medical School teaching institution, MGH is committed to research, education, and training. The MGH has pioneered research in the area of transplant tolerance, islet cell transplantation and HCV-positive donor transplantation. Ongoing investments in clinical and translational research allow for patients and providers to gain firsthand experience with novel immunosuppressive therapies.

Clinical Pharmacists assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Clinical Pharmacists proficiently provide direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in a decentralized practice setting with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel to deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. These clinicians are aligned with target interdisciplinary programs and specialty services to deliver medication therapy management within specialty patient care services and to ensure pharmaceutical care programs are appropriately integrated throughout the institution. Pharmaceutical care services include but are not limited to assessing patient needs, incorporating age and disease specific characteristics into drug therapy and patient education, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. Clinical Pharmacists serve as a departmental resources and liaisons to other departments, hospital personnel, or external groups. They proficiently manage and facilitate the appropriate use of medications according to professional and regulatory standards. They also conduct clinical research and practice advancement projects as well as patient care quality and regulatory compliance initiatives designed to improve medication-use processes or pharmacy practice. Clinical Pharmacists provide medication and practice-related education/training and actively serve as preceptors for pharmacy residents and Doctor of Pharmacy students.

1. Current licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Massachusetts (or eligible) required
2. Board Certification in area of expertise is required within 18 months of hire (if not already certified)

1. Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy required
2. Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred

1. Completion of ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency preferred and PGY2 Transplant Pharmacy Residency or Fellowship preferred. Graduates of PGY2 Cardiology programs will also be considered.
2. Clinical pharmacy experience (3-5 years) in a hospital setting preferred (required if no PGY2 residency).
3. Exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience. Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training.

Interested candidates should apply online @ (posting # 3116213). For additional questions regarding this job opportunity, please contact:

Christin Rogers Marks, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAST
Senior Clinical Coordinator – Transplant Pharmacy Services
Program Director – PGY2 Transplant Pharmacy Residency

Ramy H. Elshaboury, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Infectious Diseases, Surgery & Transplant Pharmacy Services
Contact Information
Reference Code - Post # 3116213
*Please provide the reference code when applying.

Ramy Elshaboury, PharmD. BCPS-AQ ID
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 6177249158
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