Pharmacist, Clin Info Spec I

Rochester, NY


Pharmacist - Clinical Informatics Specialist I participates in the design and development of workflows utilizing pharmacy technology to optimize the safety and efficiency of the organizations medication use system. The primary responsibilities of the position include recommending, planning, evaluating and translating clinical practice, operations, policy and procedures into electronic content and workflows. The primary goals of this position center on the configuration of the system and associated technology to improve operations, standardize processes, gain workflow efficiencies, improve patient care, and the patient experience.


Clincial Practice:

The Pharmacist - Clinical Informatics Specialist I is responsible for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services related to their area of practice to optimize technology in the medication use system. These responsibilities generally will fall into the 5 categories of information management, knowledge delivery, data analytics, clinical informatics, and change management.

Clinical Workflow Architecture:

Works collaboratively with the departmental leadership, cross-functional technical teams, clinicians and health-care providers to implement and maintain the medication use system in the electronic health record and associated technology. Insures that technology systems are designed and maintained in accordance with with hospital policy, organizational IT policy, industry standards, and are optimized for enduser workflow, patient care and engagement.

Project/Systems Management:

Works with the application and departmental leadership on execution of the departmental and organizational strategic plans relevant to the use of technology systems. Develops and communicates project plans to application teams as appropriate. Responsible for maintaining communication between impacted departments inclusive of Pharmacy IT and ISD to provide updates and information regarding technology issues related to medication management. Represents the application team/informatics group in meetings at URMC and affiliates. Partipates in discussions surrounding utilization of software tools in relation to pharmacy workflows. Oversees the design, implementation/testing, deployment, maintenance and upgrade of pharmacy information and automation technology systems. Maintain knowledge of applications and enhancements to maximize the safe and effective use of technology systems. Responsible for defining and documenting pharmacy application testing requirements. Coordinates database development/updates, testing and maintenance for the pharmacy information systems. Assists in the development, revision, maintenance of Policies and Procedures for the use of information systems as it pertains to pharmacologic and or study related workflows. Assists in the development and maintenance of system down-time policies with departmental leaders or affiliated partners.

Problem Solving:

Identifies medication use system problems and troubleshoots operational issues and problems with software applications. Communicates and coordinates problem solving with appropriate internal and external sources. Contacts appropriate individuals or assistance when solution is beyond his/her expertise or authority. Provides throrough follow-up with affected customers during issue identification to issue resolution. Assists application leads in creation of communication plans as necessary. Advises pharmacy management on impact of information/automation system issues on patient care and department operations. Coordinates ongoing assessment of hardware needs to assure maximum benefit of the systems.

Professional Development/Training/Service:

Maintains a personal and professional commitment to ongoing development and service through active engagement in professional organizations, industry best practices, specialty boards, industry or professional organization events. Specific to job role, participates in the training of future generations of pharmacists and analysts as exemplified by serving as a preceptor for pharmacy residency training programs offered at the University of Rochester Medical Center, contributes to student training experiences for IPPE and APPE rotations as assigned, provides didactic lectures, case studies and other interactive teaching programs to pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and pharmacists. Actively participates in or serves on departmental, hospital, URMC/UR Medicine & Affiliate committees or task forces. Provides educational support as requested by nursing, medical/surgical residents, students training in allied health professions.

Other duties as assigned


  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree required.

  • One to two years of pharmacy practice preferred.

  • One to two years of training or practice in informatics, this may be completion of a post graduate training program, certificate program completion, or college course work preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail required.

  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and develop critical thinking skills required.

  • Strong communication (verbal and written), teamwork and follow-up skills required.

  • Solid technical aptitude and an understanding of computer systems and IT functions. Skilled in using Microsoft software, specifically Office and SharePoint required.

  • Skilled in using Microsoft software, specifically Office and SharePoint required.

  • Excellent leadership, communication (verbal and written), presentation, analytical and problem solving skills preferred.

  • New York State Pharmacy License or eligibility. Epic certification(s) appropriate to the application(s) the position supports within 1 year of hire required.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $119,995 - $148,491 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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