Clinical Pharmacist- Oncology/Infusion
Clinical Pharmacist- Oncology/Infusion
UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus
Pharmacist provides pharmacy services to medical, nursing and pharmacy staff in the Oncology Infusion Clinic. Monitors patient treatment (chemotherapy and ancillary) medications daily for appropriateness based on current clinical guidelines. Participates in and contributes to educational programs, committees, and clinical research. Knowledge of chemotherapy regimens and interacting with physicians to discuss treatment plans is necessary.
- Actively participates in optimizing drug therapy and related patient outcomes.
- Monitors drug therapy as assigned by medical staff.
- Suggests alternate drug therapy when appropriate.
- Ensures delivery of quality pharmacy services for inpatients, outpatients, and employees.
- Provides support and documentation for the departmental clinical programs including adverse drug reactions, drug information, staff development, DUE, nutritional support and research studies.
- Provides education and training to members of Oncology and Pharmacy departments
- Facilitate personal development in hematology/oncology for the clinical staff pharmacists.
- Provides medication management services in a collaborative manner that consist of the following:
- Review patient medication history, educate patients on drug therapy, establish desired outcomes, develop/modify therapeutic plans, determine alternatives for achieving outcomes, develop drug monitoring plans, monitor patient outcomes, document medication related issues in electronic health record, interpret laboratory data, review patient medication profiles, monitor pharmacokinetics of drug therapy, monitoring for potential adverse drug drug, drug-lab, drug-disease state, and drug - food interactions.
- Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics (e.g. height and weight), diagnosis, allergies, and current medications.
- Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interaction.
- Ensures the timely and accurate dispensing of medications from the pharmacy area.
- Ensures proper technique and accurate preparation of all pharmaceutical products, including oral, non-sterile and sterile compounding, chemotherapeutic, hazardous, and investigational agents.
- Responsible for the accurate filling and dispensing of medications from the pharmacy area.
- Cross-covers in a variety of practice areas within the pharmacy as requested by supervisor.
- Promotes the use of formulary drugs by converting non-formulary orders to formulary drugs when possible according to P&T protocol. Coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
- Conducts targeted drug program and drug usage evaluations as needed and reports results to Department Managers/ Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
- Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by promoting cost effective regimens, drugs, and by reducing waste.
Safety and Regulatory Performance
- Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors.
- Utilizes drug use reports to identify adverse drug events.
- Participates in Joint Commission and other accreditation and regulatory activities such as National Patient Safety Goals and Department of Pharmacy Quality Improvement Plan.
Research and Education Performance
- Precepts Intermediate Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotation students, and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation students, and pharmacy residents consistent with academic credentials and clinical experience.
- Participates in continuing education programs, meetings, training programs and related activities.
- Prepares educational materials and participates in information sharing activities for the health care community and general public.
- Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and completion of an ASHP accredited residency, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
1-3 years of related clinical pharmacy experience and qualifies for licensure in Massachusetts.
3+ years Oncology Pharmacy experience and Board Certified in Oncology (BCOP) Preferred
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.