CLINICAL PHARMACIST - ONCOLOGY CARE CENTERS

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. Under the direction of the Manager for Oncology Pharmacy Services, the oncology clinical pharmacist is responsible for performing a variety of clinical activities necessary for the safe, effective and efficient treatment of the oncology patients with Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital. The Oncology Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for appropriate review and verifcation of chemotherapy orders.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Drug Therapy Management
    • 1.1 In a timely fashion, reviews and verifies all chemotherapy and related medication orders to assure safe, accurate, appropriate, and cost effect drug use.
  • 2. Interpretation of Clinical and Pharmacokinetic Lab Data
    • 2.1 Demonstrates knowledge of basic pharmacokinetic principles
  • 3. Problem Identification and Resolution
    • 3.1 Communicates and documents problem detection, relevant findings, recommendations, and necessary follow-up
  • 4. Drug Distributive Activities
    • 4.1 Oversees the oncology drug distribution process, assuring accurate and timely delivery of chemotherapy treatment medications to the patients via pharmacy systems.
  • 5. Relationships with Peers, Physicians, Nurses, Patients, and Other Health Care Professionals
    • 5.1 Understands and integrates the pharmacist role as an integral memeber of the health care or disease unit team
  • 6. Leadership and Organizational Ability
    • 6.1 Monitors and directs work of support personnel and students, and reassigns tasks as needed
  • 7. Educational Activities
    • 7.1 Participates in and contributes to pharmaceutical care conference, journal club, or oncology educational forums with in the pharmacy departmen
  • 8. Patient Education
    • 8.1 Performs patient counseling
  • 9. Written Professional Activities
    • 9.1 Submits material for intra- or inter deparmental publication
  • 10. Drug Information
    • 10.1 Serves as a primary source of drug information to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S., M.S., or Pharm. D. degree. Completion of a PGY1 residency in hospital pharmacy and a PGY2 oncology specialty residency from accredited programs by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists is desirable but not required.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

At least one (1) year's experience in a clinical practice setting, with oncology experience preferred.

 

LICENSURE

 

Connecticut Pharmacist License

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

This individual should demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics, and understand pharmacy systems of drug distribution, and formulary management. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with others is required. Experience in teaching and research activities is desirable. An in-depth knowledge of treatment of the oncology patient and oncology therapeutics is preferred.

 

Additional Information

We have oncology community-based care centers throughout Connecticut. This position will be based in one of the care centers. Specific locations will be discussed at time of interview.


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