Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy Quality & Safety

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/23/2023 11:52 AM)
Requisition ID
Allied Health - Pharmacy
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Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.


In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.  Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.


*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.



Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job Description

We are:


The Pharmacy Department uses a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, where the emphasis is on therapeutic efficacy and safety. We provide comprehensive, clinical, and dispensing services. The department has one of the most robust sets of electronic clinical resources in the country and a dynamic medication safety program.


Across the Center, we review 1.5 million orders per year and dispense over three million doses of medication annually. The Pharmacy Department has more than 450 employees, with approximately 300 pharmacists servicing patients in 26 pharmacy satellites, including inpatient unit-based satellites in all oncological specialties.


Memorial Sloan Kettering provides free, live, onsite, accredited continuing education pharmacy courses to help keep your credentials up to date. The department will also sponsor national and state membership for pharmacy organizations and appropriate off-site educational meetings. The size and scope of our organization provide many opportunities to advance your knowledge and grow your career.


We are seeking a highly motivated Clinical Coordinator of Quality Assessment & Improvement to join our Pharmacy Quality & Safety team to advance our goal of a safe and quality medication use system at MSK. The Clinical Coordinator of Quality Assessment & Improvement is responsible for investigating, tracking, trending, and analyzing medication errors and near misses and implementing strategies to improve the safety and quality of the medication use process in collaboration with the pharmacy, nursing, and providers.

You will:

  • Review, investigate, and resolve reported medication safety events
  • Lead investigation regarding root causes and collaborates with internal and external individuals to identify resolutions and implement mitigation plans
  • Collaborate with IT and pharmacy informatics to provide input in ensuring technology is supporting safe medication practices
  • Serve as a preceptor and educator of medication safety by participating in the Medication Use Safety & Policy residency program
  • Provide medication safety expertise by serving as a medication safety expert and leading medication safety projects and discussions on institutional committees, task forces, and departmental meetings
  • Actively participate and lead safety-related quality improvement initiatives
  • Do other assigned projects and committees

You Need:

  • Candidates should have an active NYS Pharmacy license with a minimum of 3-5 years of hospital experience; some oncology experience is preferred
  • PGY2 specialty pharmacy residency training in medication safety, pharmacy administration, and informatics is preferred
  • Board Certified in BCPS, BCOP, or related area is preferred
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, teamwork focus, and a positive attitude
  • Prioritization and organization of work under stress and time constraints
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills needed
  • Ability to make and implement decisions independently and as part of a multidisciplinary group


Learn more about our Benefits!


Pay Range: $126,200.00-$208,300.00/annually


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MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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