Under the direction of the Oncology Clinical Manager, ensures optimum patient outcomes related to medication use by preventing or resolving drug-related issues and optimizing the drug therapy of patients. Provides drug information to patients and families, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professional. Integrally involved in education of pharmacists, residents and students. Serves as a resource and drug expert in Oncology Pharmacy. Strives to increase knowledge through research and writing activities. The Clinical Specialist may also be involved, as necessary, in coordinating the acquisition, distribution and control of drug therapy for patients under the care of the pharmacist.
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Requires at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and at least five years of pertinent work experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and post-graduate training, with at least three years of pertinent work experience, or a Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy with post-graduate training or at least two years of relevant work experience.
PGY2 Oncology Residency preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Work requires licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Massachusetts and/or eligible for licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Applicant can be licensed in another state and pending reciprocation.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Deep knowledge of medications, their effects, drug interactions, medical procedures and therapies, diagnosis and disease states required.
Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with hospital staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, colleagues, and others.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize essential tasks and meet deadlines
An organized work style and ability to keep well written documentation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Additional language skills can be a plus.
Must possess self-management skills and require little to no supervision. This person must be a self-starter, self-motivating, have a strong work ethic and must have the ability to identify issues or opportunities that require attention and change.
Must possess and exhibit process improvement skills and acumen.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Experience with Microsoft programs (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers
About Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. BMC is the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England. BMC provides a fully integrated continuum of outpatient, specialty, and inpatient services, with providers in more than 70 medical specialties and subspecialties. The institution is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine.