Clinical Pharmacists assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Clinical Pharmacists proficiently provide direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in an ambulatory oncology practice setting with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare personnel to deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of oncologic disease states. These clinicians are aligned with target interdisciplinary programs and specialty services to deliver medication therapy management within specialty patient care services and to ensure pharmaceutical care programs are appropriately integrated throughout the institution. Pharmaceutical care services include but are not limited to assessing patient needs, incorporating age and disease specific characteristics into drug therapy and patient education, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. Clinical Pharmacists serve as a departmental resources and liaisons to other departments, clinic personnel, or external groups. They proficiently manage and facilitate the appropriate use of medications according to professional and regulatory standards. They also conduct clinical research and practice advancement projects as well as patient care quality and regulatory compliance initiatives designed to improve medication-use processes or pharmacy practice. Clinical Pharmacists provide medication and practice-related education/training and actively serve as preceptors for pharmacy residents and Doctor of Pharmacy students.
Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy required
Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred
Completion of ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency preferred and PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency in Oncology Preferred
Clinical pharmacy experience (2-4 years) in a hospital setting preferred (required if no PGY2 residency).
Exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience. Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training.
About Massachusetts General Hospital
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a 1,035 bed academic medical center, the third oldest general hospital in the US, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the country. Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. In 2019, Mass General was named No. 2 in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties. In 2018, Mass General was also re-designated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.