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Lead Oncology Pharmacist
Department: Pharmacy
Location: Meadville, PA
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Days & Evenings w/Shift & Wknd. Rotation required
Hours: 80
Job Details:

PURPOSE:  Provides clinical oncology specialized pharmacy services, including drug information, pharmacokinetics, patient education, and participation in multidisciplinary patient care groups within the oncology setting. Participates in education and creation of competency assessments of pharmacy staff at oncology. Assists pharmacy manager in P&T related activities including new oncology drug reviews. Ensures the accurate and appropriate use of pharmaceuticals for patients of all ages in the hospital when staffing at the hospital proper, and at oncology when practicing there, within the standards of professional practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Pharmacy. Ensures oncologic pharmaceutical preparation and therapies are according to practice based medicine. Reports to the Pharmacy Supervisor and/or Pharmacy Manager.  JOB DUTIES:  Serve as staff pharmacist when needed at hospital proper including weekends, holidays and/or evenings.  Assist manager in the development, review, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures as they pertain to the oncology pharmacy.  Calculate drug doses, including pharmacokinetic dosing.  Review patient drug regimens, interpret clinical data, identify drug interactions or incompatibilities, and consult with prescriber, nurse, or other health care professional as needed.  Participate in the maintenance of the drug formulary as it pertains to oncology medication, including evaluation of new drugs, suggestions for deletions, and review of all drug classes, and therapeutic interchange at oncology.  Participate in the maintenance and effective use of drug information resources for oncology.  Conduce drug usage evaluations, communicate findings to P&T and or other committees as needed, and participate in process improvements based on identified opportunities for improvement.  Develop and participate in quality improvement efforts relating to oncology medication management.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The position requires a Bachelor of Science degree or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree (preferred).  The position requires one year of prior experience working in oncology pharmacy.  A pharmacy residency or BCOP (Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist) certification is preferred. The pharmacist must have a current, valid license as a registered pharmacist in the state of Pennsylvania.  The position requires familiarization with administrative and functional concepts of drug distribution and control, drug therapy practices, and clinical aspects of outpatient infusion centers or oncology pharmacy.  Must be able to read and interpret printed or handwritten medication orders and be familiar with the use of computers.  Must possess good communication and supervisory skills, and be able to collaborate with physicians and other healthcare workers.


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