Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Hematology/Oncology), In-Patient Pharmacy
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The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology covers direct and indirect patient care, education, medication safety, performance improvement, and consultation. The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist is responsible for the provision of both operational and clinical pharmacy services to a variety of cancerpopulations for both adults and pediatric patients. Primary service coverage will be with inpatient hematology and stem cell transplant services. Responsibilities will include direct patient care, order verification, discharge counseling, research and quality improvement projects, precepting PGY2 and PGY1 pharmacy residents and students, and education of pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals. Each individual must display maturity, independence, initiative, and strong verbal communication skills.
The candidate will possess an Illinois pharmacist license
Post Graduate ASHP Year Two Pharmacy Residency in Oncology
Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification
BLS certification, ACLS certification preferred (or shall be obtained upon hire)
Essential Operational Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluate and verify Epic physician’s orders for therapeutic appropriateness, proper dosing, optimal dosage form, drug interactions, allergic reactions, route and rate of administration and therapeutic redundancy.
Clarify physicians’ orders when necessary through direct and timely contact with prescriber or designated practitioner.
Provides patient-specific pharmacotherapy recommendations and drug information to the medical and nursing staff.
Participates in the pharmacy department’s most current method of documenting clinical interventions.
Perform daily review of pharmacy reports including pharmacokinetic monitoring and other drug or patient specific reports that may be required.
Attends code emergencies and provides coverage for other pharmacists involved in these emergencies.
Conducts monthly nursing unit inspections of medication storage areas as assigned.
Supervise pharmacy technician staff involved in the preparation and delivery of medications ensuring coordination of workflows with established delivery schedules
Coordinate medication ordering, preparation, dispensing, and administration systems for the patient populations outlined above on a daily basis
Implements all drug use policy and formulary decisions of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.
Participates in Safety Event (SE) (ADR and medication error) reporting programs.
Support and precept pharmacy students on an oncology rotation
Support and precept PGY1 and PGY2 residents on an oncology rotation
Provides patient-specific pharmacotherapy recommendations and drug information to the medical and nursing staff
Assess and evaluates the medical and drug literature in order to compare and contrast therapeutic regimens and uses for new or existing drug treatments. This includes extrapolation of the adult literature to a specific pediatric population.
Participate in Oncology Committees as determined by the Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Oncology and the Associate Director, Clinical Services and based on the pharmacist’s personal areas of interest
Implement medication safety initiatives as determined by current departmental needs and ongoing projects.
Develop operational and clinical projects as determined by current departmental needs and ongoing projects.
Serves as a liaison with other departments for collaborative research activity in the area of oncology.
Actively participates in professional organizations
Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.