ABOUT THIS POSITION: Full Time - Days; 40hrs/week; Mon-Fri
SUMMARY: The Oncology Pharmacist provides evidence-based collaborative care to our oncology patients by optimizing medication therapy, implementing treatment plans that lead to desired clinical outcomes and reducing/minimizing unintended adverse events and cost. The position does not have direct patient care but the Oncology Pharmacist works collaboratively with Oncology and Pharmacy staff to provide outstanding pharmaceutical care for our patients. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals for patient care and conducts studies/reviews on medications and medication usage. Opportunity to provide both operational and clinical care, be part of a dedicated and growing team, and work in a brand new expanded pharmacy that is coming in Summer/Fall 2019.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Cancer Center is a nationally accredited program that utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment. We are in the process of expanding our Oncology clinic featuring nationally know experts in Brain Tumor care. We strive to meet our goal of survivorship for our patients by connection to the best resources. Our team works to connect our patients to the best health resources with our team of Medical Oncologists, Hematologists, Clinical Nutritionists, Nursing, Medical Assistants, Social Workers, and Registered Dieticians. We use state of the art High Energy Linear Accelerators, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy and Stereotactic Radioosurgery as well as Rehabilitation to improve the health and wellness of our patients. ...
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Collaborates with other pharmacists, physicians and nursing staff to make drug therapy recommendations such as dosing recommendations, drug selection and other clinical decisions. 2. Performs drug formulary management functions including addition or deletion of drugs, therapeutic interchange functions and drug protocol development for the Cancer Center. 3. Provides education to nursing staff in the Cancer Center through provision of pertinent in-services using current professional literature and prescribing patterns as a guide. 4. Assists with updating clinical policies and procedures, in collaboration with oncology physicians, pertinent to the proper utilization, storage, tracking and or dispensing of drugs. 5. Prepares data, analysis, literature review or research for committees such as infection control and pharmacy and therapeutics, including writing or editing of articles for the P&T Newsletter and other forms of internal communication. 6. In coordination with the Oncology Pharmacy Coordinator, may be asked to review drug contracts and/or evaluate information on new drugs through literature research or meeting with drug or pharmaceutical representatives. 7. Completes or participates in special projects as requested or as required. 8. Reviews journals and other literature to keep abreast of the latest developments and state of the art Oncology Pharmacy clinical practice in order to provide optimum care. 9. Participates in the evaluation of drug utilization in the Cancer Center, including preparation of criteria, assistance with data collection and preparation of applicable reports or data analysis tools. 10. Maintains an adequate inventory of medications; assists pharmacy buyers in managing shortages and backorders of oncology products. 11. Assesses each patient for possible drug interactions. 12. Provides clinical information accurately and in a timely manner. 13. Provides timely preparation and delivery of medication when ordered. 14. Responsible to stay up-to-date on IV room media-fill competency as appropriate. 15. Performs other duties as required. 16. Provides learning opportunities for pharmacy students on clinical rotations. 17. Precepts pharmacy residents and is a member of the pharmacy residency team. 18. May provide pharmacy services in the outpatient (clinic/office) setting such as medication education, lab and drug level evaluation, dose adjustments and other Medication Therapy Management services. Services provided in this manner are under direct supervision of licensed provider or under the guidelines of a Collaborative Practice Agreement.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Doctoral degree (Pharm D.) strongly preferred or 5th year Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with comparable experience.
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Oncology or 3-5 years relevant experience strongly preferred.
Indiana Pharmacist License required.
About Columbus Regional Hospital
We are the largest hospital in Southeastern Indiana serving a 10 county region. 33 Bed Emergency Department, 18 Bed Advanced technology Critical Care Unit, 4 Renowned centers: Wound Care, Heart and Vascular Care, Lung Center, Cardiac Cath Lab. Columbus Regional Hospital also includes a Community Health center, Outpatient Lab and Anticoagulation center.