As the largest provider of cancer care in the region, the University of Tennessee Medical Center's (UTMC) Cancer Institute offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for the adult population. The 83,000-square-foot cancer area is equipped with features that support and enhance the comprehensive services provided to oncology patients and is devised to meet the needs of patients, families, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other staff. Our multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists provides patients with the highest quality of care.
The Oncology Pharmacist Specialist will practice in our 26-bed inpatient hematology/oncology/cellular therapy unit and our 36-bed outpatient oncology infusion center. They will care for our hematology/oncology patients and periodically cross-cover our cellular therapy patients. The oncology pharmacist specialist provides quality patient-oriented pharmaceutical care which includes providing drug information and consultation to physicians and other health care personnel, receiving medication orders written by physicians, reviewing each for appropriate therapy, managing the dispensing of medications to the patient care areas and monitoring patient response to drug therapy for the oncology patient population.
The Pharmacist Specialist in Oncology:
Provides in-depth clinical pharmacy services to adult inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology and cellular therapy patients
Participates in all aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care as a member of interdisciplinary teams
Completes pharmacy consults/clinical interventions, interdisciplinary collaboration, stewardship of appropriate utilization of medications, integrated operational support, and departmental leadership as required by the position
Identifies service-related issues which require evaluation and facilitates research projects and quality improvement initiatives as needed to advance practice
Has additional responsibilities including education to patients, peers, medical, and nursing staff about the management, prescribing and monitoring of therapies used in hematology/oncology and cellular therapy
Completes external presentations, publications, and professional speaking is strongly encouraged and supported
Serves as a preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology, PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY1-2 Pharmacotherapy, and/or PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs
Provides precepting mentorship for Doctor of Pharmacy students
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP accredited hematology/oncology residency or Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 710-bed, acute care, teaching hospital. It serves the entire East Tennessee region, providing all general and specialty clinical services and carries a Level I trauma center designation, supported by an aeromedical helicopter program. The medical center campus includes the UT College of Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Medicine which houses a large Family Medicine Clinic. The pharmacy staff provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, through decentralized pharmacist teams supported by pharmacist specialists in a wide variety of clinical areas. Additionally, there are satellite pharmacies in the operating room and oncology areas. Ambulatory care is provided via specialty services to the patients in the Family Medicine Clinic, Patient-Centered Medical Home, and the Renal Transplant Clinic, among others.