This position is located in the Dartmouth Health Cancer Center in Saint Johnsbury, VT. We are looking for a candidate with Hem/Onc experience or a Hem/Onc related Residency.
Supervises staff and workload in assigned, specialized shop/section of the department to ensure a safe and efficient operation.
Supervises day-to-day activities of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.
Helps to hire, train and evaluate Pharmacy Department staff.
Schedules staff and ensures appropriate staff coverage.
Assists in the development and administration of departmental policies and procedures.
May prepare and dispense medication orders per physician request by interpreting and evaluating medication orders and transcribe to computerized patient medication profiles. Maintain medication profiles.
Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients. Monitors medication therapy by assessment of:
Therapeutic appropriateness of the regimen (e.g. indication for use, drug selection, dosage).
Therapeutic duplication of the regimen.
Appropriateness of the route and method of administration.
Patient compliance with the regimen.
Medication/medication, medication/food, medication/laboratory test, and medication/disease interactions.
Clinical and laboratory data to evaluate the efficacy of therapy and to anticipate toxicity and adverse effects.
Physical signs and clinical symptoms relevant to therapy.
Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts. Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions.
Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, P&T committee approved drug use criteria; and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff.
Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff.
Assists in discharge planning. Counsels patient/families concerning proper drug administration, potential drug side effects and precautions, and discharge medication orders. Helps locate medication supplies not generally available.
Documents all clinical activities and interventions.
Participates in quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
Resolves patient complaints and works with staff to ensure excellent customer service.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy 3 years’ experience as a Pharmacist.
Graduate of an ACPE accredited school of Pharmacy with 3 years of health care system experience (of which 1 must be pharmacy supervisory experience), or the equivalent required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and possess the ability to set priorities and make critical decision.
Effective problem solving, and change management abilities desired.
Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated interpersonal and team skills essential.
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Current unrestricted NH Pharmacist licensure.
BLS within 30 days of hire in the Retail or Specialty Pharmacy. For Specialty Pharmacy, if employee is designated as a full-time remote employee working outside of the states of NH/VT and does not maintain immunization endorsement, BLS is not required.
Board Certification in Specialty Pharmacy (CSP) within 3 years of hire in the Specialty Pharmacy
Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes its Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, including the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital and clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermon...t. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.