Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

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The oncology pharmacist provides care to our outpatient as well as inpatient oncology patients. The daily clinical functions include but are not limited to: Verifies the accuracy of order entry by authorized prescribers in computerized patient medication profiles (Cerner Oncology Powerplans). Reviews written/electronic medication orders or prescriptions to determine appropriate ingredients, strength, and dosage. Reviews medication orders for: potential allergies, drug/drug and food/drug interactions, route of administration, appropriate dose and potential for adverse drug reactions with other medications ordered. Contacts the prescriber, as appropriate, to clarify orders and/or make recommendations concerning alternate therapies. Provides drug information to patients, physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff where appropriate and upon request. Participates in improvements in interdepartmental policies and procedures which support the Pharmacy Department and Hospital’s strategic goals. Maintains accurate records as required by departmental policies and procedures and/or federal and state board regulations. Documents clinical activities accurately and according to policies and procedures. Supervises the daily operational duties in the dispensing area to which assigned, including assisting and assigning, closely monitoring and reviewing the work of Pharmacy Technicians, to assure accurate and timely delivery of medications. Prepares and supervises technical staff in the preparation of intravenous admixture solutions and chemotherapeutic agents, using acceptable aseptic technique and in compliance with regulatory guidelines (e.g. USP). Identifies opportunities for quality and safety improvements, cost saving initiatives, formulary management, and participates in key Departmental initiatives (i.e. innovative ideas, expense reduction, projects, task or project lead). The clinical pharmacist functions with minimal supervision, as an independent practitioner. Works in collaboration with the LifeBridge Health research team to dispense investigational drugs (IDs) per protocol, manage IDs inventory and other needed research activities. Job Requirements: Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S., M.S., or Pharm. D. degree. Completion of a residency in pharmacy practice from a program accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists is highly desired but not required. One (1) to three (3) years of direct (at bedside) experience in specialty area where knowledge is applied toward pharmacotherapy, resulting in a measurable patient outcome. Experience in drug utilization review and data analysis (e.g. MS Excel) is highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are highly desirable