Northwestern Memorial Hospital is recruiting for inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology clinical pharmacists. Inpatient clinical pharmacists round through various oncology service lines including solid tumors, malignant hematology, and stem cell transplant. Outpatient clinical pharmacists are imbedded in various oncology clinics including GI, melanoma, breast, and thoracic. Daily responsibilities include participation in care for the outpatient and inpatient oncology population, chemotherapy order review, therapeutic drug monitoring, chemotherapy patient education, and medication reconciliation. The clinical pharmacist will have the opportunity to precept students and residents, work closely with collaborative providers, and participate in oncology-related initiatives and projects.
Manager: Mary Golf, PharmD, BCOP
Outpatient Oncology Practice Coordinator: Farah Barada, PharmD
Inpatient Oncology Practice Coordinator: Daniel Wojenski, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
PharmD or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy and completion of a post-graduate residency or fellowship training required.
Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire. Board Certification preferred.
PGY1 Pharmacy residency and PGY2 Oncology pharmacy residency (or 2-4 years of clinical experience in oncology patient populations may be considered in lieu of formal training and exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience) preferred
About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is a large academic medical center with 897 beds, located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The pharmacy department at NMH has a long history of training pharmacy residents since 1978. Currently, our department has 10 PGY1 residents, 4 non-traditional PGY1 residents, 12 PGY2 residents and 3 infectious diseases fellows.
The pharmacy practice model of NMH is a patient-centered, team-based, integrated approach to care. At Northwestern University, every pharmacist has both clinical and operational responsibilities. Clinical pharmacists rotate through day shifts, evening shifts and weekends to provide high level, continuous patient care. We have approximately 250 FTEs, more than 60 percent of the pharmacists are board-certified and greater than 70 percent have completed residency or fellowship training.
Our pharmacists are divided into eight clinical service teams, including:
Internal Medicine (including Anticoagulation and Psychiatry)
Solid Organ Transplant
Women's Health/Neonatal Care
We also have pharmacists specializing in drug information, nutrition... support, investigational drug service and informatics.
Team based precepting: NMH operates as a team-based integrated pharmacy practice model. Each rotation has a designated primary preceptor who coordinates the rotation experience. Residents usually spend time with multiple pharmacists on the same clinical team throughout the month. Residents have the opportunity to experience different precepting styles and learn from more than one preceptor.
Layered learning model: NMH has developed a layered learning model, mimicking the medical model of active learning. Learning at NMH is handled in a layered fashion, from attending level clinical pharmacist preceptor to resident to student. During many rotations, residents are expected to teach and mentor pharmacy students. PGY2 residents will also serve as the secondary preceptor for PGY1 residents.