IU Health Bedford Hospital is looking for a Clinical Pharmacist-Oncology to join their team! The Clinical Pharmacist-Oncology provides comprehensive medication management services that integrate clinical services, order management, patient/staff education and research within an infusion center. Clinical pharmacists are responsible for improving the patient's experience, safety and achieving positive clinical and financial outcomes. A BCOP or clinical pharmacists eligible for BCOP strongly preferred; Oncology experience preferred
Provide advanced clinical skills and input to the care of oncology patients
Provide expert advice, at a specialist level, on pharmaceutical matters in oncology to patients, staff, and physicians
Optimizes patient care outcomes by actively reviewing patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, and potential drug interactions
Provides appropriate monitoring for laboratories and therapeutic outcomes per best evidence, up-to-date clinical guidelines, and/or primary literature
Provides patient counseling to oncology patients
Participates in the drug therapy management of medical emergencies, hypersensitivities and infusion reactions
Provides drug information to health care professionals and to patients
Documents clinical interventions and cost avoidance
Problem Identification and Resolution
Communicates and documents problem detection, relevant findings, recommendations, and necessary follow-up
Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber, documents any pharmacy records, and communicates medication order changes as needed
Detects, monitors, documents and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors
Drug Distributive Activities/Financial Activities
Oversees oncology drug distribution for timely delivery of chemotherapy treatment to patients
Work with clinical research coordinators to maintain records, inventory, and dispensing of clinical trial drugs
Ensure accurate and timely charging, assist with prior authorizations, peer to peer reviews, and clinical expertise to ensure procurement of oncology medications
Promotes the use of formulary drugs by converting non-formulary orders to formulary drugs when possible
Helps to coordinate procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary
Conducts target drug programs and drug usage evaluations as needed and reports results as requested
Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by promoting cost effective regimens, drugs, and by reducing waste
Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
In-depth knowledge of treatment of the oncology patient and oncology therapeutics is preferred
Maintains competency in unique aspects of drug therapy for the patients to whom they provide care, including general competencies related to all patients
Active Indiana Pharmacist License required.
American Heart Association ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required.
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Certification required.
American Heart Association PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) required.
Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or another BPS specialty is preferred.
Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an accredited School of Pharmacy required.
Five years of professional experience demonstrating both direct patient care activities and practice management activities and/or successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency required.
Internal Number: 251737
About Indiana University Health
Indiana University Health is Indiana's most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. We're looking for team members who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day.