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Pharmacy Grant Writer

at Harris Health System

Posted: 6/22/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 148966
Keywords: pharmacy

Job Description

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

The employees number one job responsibility is to deliver optimal medication management across all dimensions of care every time. The pharmacy vision is to become world-class pharmacy recognized for excellence. In this role, the Pharmacy Grant Writer will be responsible for developing high-quality proposals, collaborating with all levels of pharmacy leaders, researchers, and administrators to develop, edit, and complete scientific communications (grants, manuscripts, protocols, reports, regulatory applications, abstracts). The Individual will be expected to search and identify potential funding sources to support clinical services that will improve the patient experience. The emphasis of the position is primarily in writing/editing of grant proposals at advanced levels for submission to a variety of funding institutions. Serve as expert advisor to staff, clinical pharmacists, and pharmacy residents.


Minimum four-year degree required, Master's in a related area preferred (public health, health administration, English, journalism, communications, etc.)

Work Experience:
3 years minimum experience in scientific/medical writing experience, including grant proposal development required and Prior grant writing/grant administration experience required

Management Experience:
1-2 years preferred

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence /  Reports

MS Word, P.C


Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule:
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, Travel

Other Requirements:
Prior grant writing/grant administration experience required

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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Allied Health

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