The MGH Oncology Clinical Pharmacist position collaborates with and serves as a resource for nurses, physicians and other clinicians who participate in the management of the oncology/hematology patient as well as other patients receiving care at the MGH Cancer Center. He/she is responsible for coordinating and delivering pharmacy services in compliance with all applicable policies, regulatory agency requirements and state and federal laws.
Reviews and monitors patient treatment (chemotherapy and ancillary) medications for appropriateness based on current clinical and institutional guidelines as well as patient-specific criteria.
Attends multidisciplinary rounds
Monitors patients’ medication regimens for drugs interactions, toxicities, and cost-effectiveness.
Assesses all medication orders to ensure they meet established standards and practice guidelines of MGH Cancer Center. Reports order discrepancies to appropriate staff promptly.
Advises clinicians on drug selection based on current clinical guidelines to optimize drug therapy.
Oversees the safe handling and preparation of various medications, including IV chemotherapy, IV antiemetics, IV steroids, and investigational chemotherapy drugs.
Checks admixtures for accurate preparation, including the additive(s), parent solution, and label.
Accesses current clinical trial documents when reviewing clinical trial orders to ensure accuracy.
Maintains investigational medication logs.
Maintains current patient information files and records in the pharmacy department to maintain and support safe and consistent drug administration.
Adheres to safety requirements in the handling and preparation of chemotherapy and other hazardous agents according to current guidelines (USP 797, ASHP, NIOSH).
Participates in education activities such as in-services.
Answers drug information questions.
Participates in the Safety Reporting System. Identifies and reports therapy errors and adverse drug reactions.
Participates in the training, education and mentoring of other pharmacists and technicians and precepting of pharmacy students and residents.
Participate in area specific staff and department meetings as necessary.
Participates in quality, safety and other project work outside of regular staffing duties.
Participates in research activities with publication or presentation at local and/or national meetings.
Assists in the development of policy and procedures.
Educates patients and their families to ensure their understanding of the goal, administration schedule and toxicity management of chemotherapy treatment and documents the activity and interventions in the medical record.
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About Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital is a 1,035-bed academic medical center located in Boston, Massachusetts. We were established in 1811, are the largest teaching site for Harvard Medical School, and conduct the largest hospital-based research program in the United States. In 2020, MGH ranked #6 in the US New and World Report Hospital Honor Roll list and #6 hospital in the world by Newsweek. MGH is part of Mass General Brigham which is the health system established by Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Health in the late 1990’s. Currently, Mass General Brigham is made up of 12 hospitals located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.