Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology
Hospital is seeking a highly motivated clinical staff pharmacist to join our growing & successful cancer program. This is a full time position to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services for Hematology/Oncology patients. Our oncology pharmacists provide extensive pharmaceutical care to our patient population afflicted with different types of cancer. They are a vital part of the patient care team. In addition to direct patient care responsibilities, our pharmacists actively participate in drug therapy consults, clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, precept UNM-COP pharmacy students and PGY-1 pharmacy residents. Our cancer program as an affiliate of NMCCA provides variety of state-of –the-art treatment options, designed from the latest research findings to participation in the clinical trials for the patients of southern NM and border community.
Our team continues to expand its ambulatory clinical presence in our community thru a dedicated and comprehensive cancer program that has been accredited by ACoS and is the only university affiliated cancer program in the Southern New Mexico, Cancer program has transformed cancer research and treatment in Southern NM and beyond.
Affiliation with NMCCA & UNM cancer center, an NCI-designated Cancer program enable us maintain a high level of rapport with physicians, mid-level providers and interdisciplinary partners on the patient care team. Cancer Center is the only provider of research and clinical trials to patients of southern NM and border community.
Cancer Center Pharmacy is an integral part of our state-of-the-art cancer center which is currently expanding its facility, services and staff.
Job Description and Qualifications:
The Oncology Pharmacist is responsible for all chemotherapy medication services to the Oncology patients. The clinical staff oncology pharmacist is responsible for processing chemotherapy orders, double checking orders, clinically referencing lab values for appropriate dosing of chemo and non-chemo drugs for standard of care therapy, communication and therapy coordination for oncology patients, including being a liaison educator to the patients, oncology nursing and pharmacy staff.
Responsibilities includes distributive, regulatory, clinical and quality assurance activities in the specialty area as required.
Ensures the safe and effective use of medications by providing medication order verification while assessing for optimal drug product selection, dosage regimen design, effective administration and drug therapy monitoring services at the cancer center program. Monitors outpatient and sometimes inpatient drug therapies when appropriate, and works with relating medical staff to find alternatives when needed, to ensure the best care possible is being given. The incumbent works in an environment rich with continual learning opportunities:
• + Obtain support for clinical development from the team and dedicated Oncology Clinical Coordinator.
• + Mentor PGY1 Pharmacy Residents and participate in discussions
• + Teach and precept student rotations from UNM School of Pharmacy.
• + Works in a dynamic cancer care environment affiliated with University of New Mexico.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides direct pharmaceutical services to patients afflicted with cancer.
- Demonstrates proficiency in Pharmacy distributive services.
- Enhances the quality of care delivered to patients.
- Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, Facility Policies and Procedures, USP 797/800 standards, and standards of all accrediting bodies
- Supports the educational and professional development of the department.
- Engages in professional self-development.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
This position offers a full time Monday thru Friday work schedule, a competitive salary and benefits package along with support for board certification.
- Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Pharm-D. Degree.
- At least one year of pharmacy practice experience or a pharmacy practice residency.
- Experience in a hospital setting and with mixing Chemotherapy drugs preferred.
- Experience entering and validating oncology orders preferred.
- License/Certification: New Mexico State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist License required. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.
- Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills for interacting with all levels of staff, physicians and others.
- Any appropriate combination of relevant education, certification(s) and/or work experience may be considered.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran