Engages patients and healthcare professionals to efficiently and effectively maximize therapeutic outcomes and is responsible for one or more of the following tasks: dispenses medications, monitors patients' drug therapies, works under collaborative practice agreement or per protocol, and provides consultation and education to patients and other staff.
1. Gathers a complete medication history and reconciles medication lists as applicable and appropriate. 2. Completes a comprehensive medication review to make evidence-based recommendations to ensure medications are necessary, safe and cost effective. 3. Identifies and records suspected adverse drug reactions, adherence gaps to medications and barriers to patient adherence. 4. If not practicing under a collaborative practice agreement or an approved protocol, contacts providers when there appears to be a possibility of unsafe or inappropriate medication use due to factors including, but not limited to: allergy, medical condition, drug interactions, dosing, and method of administration. Accurately documents all clinical activities and interventions in the electronic record. 5. Serves as a consultation resource to medical professionals and answers inquiries on drug therapy and drug products. 6. Consults patients and caretakers on all aspects of medication therapy when necessary. 7. Assists in discharge planning when requested. Counsels patients and caretakers on proper drug administration, potential drug side effects, interactions and precautions. Helps locate medication supplies not generally available. 8. Contributes to the development, maintenance and management of medication related guidelines defined by protocol or collaborative practice agreements. 9. Detects and reports medication errors and near misses. 10. Ensures readiness for regulatory and accreditation surveys. 11. Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. 12. Prepares and delivers presentations to facilitate learning or disseminate evidence-based best practice to pharmacists, nurses, physicians, other healthcare professionals in the hospital or ambulatory/outpatient settings. 13. Utilizes a solution based approach to ensure heightened patient satisfaction and care. 14. Anticipates patient needs and proactively identify solutions. 15. Communicates effectively between departments and teams to ensure optimal patient outcomes. 16. Actively participates in driving all programs and initiatives to improve patient quality of care, medication compliance, medication adherence and overall efficiency. 17. Pursues and maintains certifications necessary to remain compliant with changes to system / department accreditations and standards. 18. Participates in the ordering and receiving of controlled substances and other medications as appropriate. 19. Effectively utilizes and supervise technicians to maintain an accurate and efficient pharmacy system. Re-direct staff when necessary to ensure service performance goals are met. 20. Uses professional judgment to resolve complaints. Act as pharmacist-in-charge in the absence of pharmacy managers and supervisors.
Additional Hem/Onc responsibilities:
Function in collaboration with the hematology/oncology and inpatient pharmacy team, with both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities.
Attend hematology/oncology rounds, and provide pharmacy services in the interdisciplinary practice at NCCC.
· Collaborate with hematology/oncology providers to enhance patient-centered care. · Provide safe and effective drug therapy management to our patients. · Responsible for chemotherapy order review, monitoring, and adverse effect management. · Monitor the care plan for regimen-specific adherence and toxicities to the patient’s oral chemotherapy regimen. · Oversee and direct the preparation of chemotherapy. · Assist with transitions of care, support clinical trial protocols, staff development and precepting of hematology/oncology students, PGY1 and PGY2 Oncology residents. · Participate in order set development and collaborate with appropriate committees for implementation · Develop medication-related policies, procedures and protocols, and promote safety initiatives related to the oncology patient · Participate in pharmacokinetics dosing service activities, hospital committees and other duties as assigned · Must have a current, unrestricted pharmacist licensed to practice in the state of NH
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth- Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities - both career and personal - truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.
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