The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the region’s only academic medical center and Level I Trauma Center. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, UT Medical Center serves as a major referral center for East Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The 630-bed hospital is also home of the region’s only dedicated Heart Hospital, only adult and pediatric transplant center, and the region’s first certified comprehensive stroke center. The hospital is currently searching for motivated and articulate candidates for a Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology position. This position is an integral part of a large clinical pharmacy team who provide comprehensive pharmacy services throughout the organization. The Medical Center and Pharmacy vision is to be the recognized leader in advancing optimal medication use and pharmacy practice in our region and beyond.
Although the primary purpose is to provide excellent patient care, the medical center also prepares tomorrow’s health care providers. The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the home of the Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the UT College of Pharmacy.
As the largest provider of cancer care in the region, the Cancer Institute offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for the adult population. The 83,000-square-foot cancer area is equipped with features that support and enhance the comprehensive services provided to oncology patients and is devised to meet the needs of patients, families, physicians, nurses and other staff. Our multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of care.
The Pharmacist Specialist in Oncology: • Provides in-depth clinical pharmacy services to adult inpatient and outpatient oncology patients with practice area determined by applicant’s interests • Participates in all aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care as a member of interdisciplinary teams • Completes pharmacy consults/clinical intervention, interdisciplinary collaboration, stewardship of appropriate utilization of medications, integrated operational support, and departmental leadership as required by the position • Identifies service-related issues which require evaluation and facilitates research projects and quality improvement initiatives as needed to advance practice • Additional responsibilities including education to patients, peers, medical, and nursing staff about the management, prescribing and monitoring of therapies used in Oncology • External presentations, publications, and professional speaking is strongly encouraged and supported • He/she may serve as a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy or Pharmacotherapy Residency Program • Provides precepting mentorship for Doctor of Pharmacy students
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy ASHP accredited residency or Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy Tennessee licensure or eligibility for Tennessee licensure
About University of Tennessee Medical Center
Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, has a rich history in the East Tennessee community of providing patient-centered care and remaining at the forefront of research, technology and treatments. UT Medical Center attributes its well-respected standing within the community to the exceptional people that dedicate themselves to patient care excellence. The hospital serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina. It is the region’s academic medical center, Magnet® recognized hospital and Level I Trauma Center.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 609-bed, acute care, teaching hospital. It
serves the entire East Tennessee region, providing all general and specialty clinical services
and carries a Level I trauma center designation, supported by an aeromedical helicopter
program. The medical center campus includes the UT Graduate School of Medicine and the
UT College of Pharmacy.
The pharmacy staff provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care 24-hours-a-day,
seven-days-a-week, through decentralized pharmacist teams supported by pharmacist
specialists in a wide variety of clinic...al areas. Additionally, there are satellite pharmacies in
the operating room and oncology areas, as well as a full-service retail pharmacy, University
Pharmacy. Ambulatory care is provided via specialty services to the patients in the Family
Medicine Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Rheumatology Clinic and the Renal Transplant Clinic