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Clinical Pharmacist Spec, Oncology

Company: Providence
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with additional questions from our MODERN HIRE screening and interview system.Please upload a current resume reflecting all professional relevant experience.Providence is calling a Clinical Pharmacist Spec, Oncology (Full-Time/DayShift) at Providence Saint Johns Medical Foundation in Santa Monica, CAWe are seeking a Clinical Pharmacist Spec, Oncology who will initiate, modify and discontinue medications within a Collaborative Practice Agreement with oncologists as defined by the California State Board of Pharmacy. This pharmacist may also support Oncology and Pharmacy Services by managing and overseeing the prescribing, dosing modification, order entry verification, preparation, labeling, dispensing, handling, transportation, administration, and waste/disposal of all Hazardous and Non-Hazardous medications used in Oncology Services.A Clinical Pharmacist Specialist Oncology has completed an accredited Pharmacy school in the United States and/or possesses an active California Pharmacist License as well as Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy and Advanced Practice Pharmacist licensure. The Pharmacy director acting as Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) and each Pharmacist will assume responsibility of the patient care functions that are governed by the Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and all regulatory state and federal agencies. A Pharmacist employs intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills through the utilization of pharmacy processes to provide expedient and exceptional patient care. The pharmacist functions as a vital member of the healthcare team through independent, interdependent and dependent roles within the healthcare system. Provides age appropriate care for infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.The Clinical Pharmacist Specialty is an autonomous highly skilled Pharmacist integrated into Oncology Services so as to provide Medical Staff, Clinical staff, Pharmacy Staff, and Patient education regarding any and all medications utilized in Oncology services for the treatment of Cancer and Palliative care.Maintenance and optimization of Chemotherapy Care Plans, Electronic Chemotherapy Templates, and the EMR drug files for Oncology Medications are managed actively by this specialty Pharmacist Resource.Knowledge of Regulatory Compliance, Oncology Clinical Best Practices, State and Federal laws pertaining to the sterile preparation, handling, and waste/disposal of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous medications utilized for the treatment of Cancer and Palliative care.Policy development, continuous process improvement, continuing education, clinical staff development, Pharmacy intern preceptorship, and supervision of Oncology Technicians and Couriers are functions of this role.Age-Related Competencies: Service includes all adult age groups.In this position you will:

  • Initiate, modify and discontinue medications used to treat cancer patients.
  • Time Management so Oncology Pharmacy Responsibilities are in alignment with patient need and scheduling of Oncology Services.
  • Possess professional Demeanor and interactions with all colleagues and patients.
  • Interpret and understand patient specific medication order and lab results
  • Be proficient at Pharmacy order entry, verification of CPOE, and familiar with RN and MD charting within EMR.
  • Have exceptional communication with all healthcare providers for the sake of safe provision of Chemotherapy.
  • Collaborate and oversight with Oncology Pharmacy Technician(s) in order to maintain an environment of Medication Safety.
  • Mix IV additive solutions and chemotherapy as required using aseptic technique within the laminar flow hood.
  • Collaborate with Oncology Services Leadership, Medical Staff, and Hospital Pharmacy Leadership to maintain and facilitate financial stewardship and clinical excellence/care.Qualifications:Required qualifications for this position includes:
    • PharmD Graduate from an accredited school of pharmacy in the United States
    • Licensed by the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Registered Pharmacist
    • Knowledge and familiarity with NCCN Guidelines and Oncology Care Plans
    • Knowledge and familiarity with Clinical Best Practices and Available Resources to maintain safe and efficacious medication therapies
    • Accuracy with pharmaceutical calculations such as BSA, AUC, and Dosing of all Prescribed Chemotherapeutic Agents
    • Knowledge and familiarity with Chemotherapeutic Agents Dosing, Dilution, Preparation, Contraindications, and Administration
    • Knowledge and familiarity with Legal and Regulatory requirements for Sterile IV compounding of Non-Hazardous and Hazardous Medications
    • Knowledge and familiarity with Pharmacy Waste processes for Trace and Bulk Chemotherapy as well as Non-Hazardous Medications
    • Familiarity and comfort managing a potential Chemotherapy or Hazardous Medication Spill and oversight of the process so as to ensure a safe Medication environment
    • Ability to maintain concentration and accuracy despite a busy environment with distractions and Medications with a narrow therapeutic window and may potentially cause harm if inappropriately prescribed, prepared, or administered
    • Confident working in a face-paced and high acuity Patient Care setting
    • Confident and skilled at interviewing patients, family members, medical providers, and outpatient Pharmacy staff in an effort to facilitate medication reconciliationPreferred qualifications for this position include
      • Completion of a PGY1 ASHP Accredited residency program
      • Completion of a PGY2 ASHP Accredited Oncology residency program
      • Licensure as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist
      • Oncology Pharmacy Board certification
      • 2 years Ambulatory or Hospital Oncology Pharmacy experience
      • EPIC BEACON/WILLOW EMR experienceAbout the foundation you will serve.Providence Saint John's Medical Foundation is an integrated, not-for-profit network of medical clinics and affiliated services, servicing the greater Santa Monica and Los Angeles area. The Foundation is expected to continue to grow in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details - offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit MissionAs expressions of God's healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.About UsProvidence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.Schedule: Full-timeShift: DayJob Category: HR OtherLocation: California-Santa MonicaReq ID: 327458

Keywords: Providence, Santa Monica , Clinical Pharmacist Spec, Oncology, Healthcare , Santa Monica, California

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