Operational and clinical pharmacist responsibilities within a rapidly growing in-practice oncology specialty pharmacy. Comprehensive oversight of workflows and audits, staff supervision in all areas of access, fulfillment and accounts receivables, education counseling, medication adherence, admixture, therapy management and drug information in collaboration with the extended health care team.
Oversee accuracy of entry, order, and fulfillment or admixture of specialty medications
Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs in accordance with state and federal requirements.
Provide direct oversight to ensure safe handling, appropriate personal protection equipment, as needed, and proper adherence to policies in sanitizing work space during preparation/ dispensing of medications including hazardous medications.
Verification check of accuracy, appropriateness and quality for all dispensed products.
Demonstrate clinical acuity in patient profiles assessment of drug to disease state in customizing medication counseling for dosing, directions, side effect management, storage/handling, missed dose, and drug/drug interactions or allergies.
Collaborate among multi-disciplinary team in medication therapy management for adherence, side effect management and optimal therapy across route of administration.
Adhere to SOPs, guided by accreditation standards and organizational policies and procedures, for on-boarding and patient management.
Supervision and management of staff activities and performance in accordance to policies and procedures.
Assist in review and update of pharmacy policies and procedures as needed.
Participation quality assurance programs including development and/or execution of quality improvement initiatives.
Maintain REMS certifications and counselor certifications for all required products.
Comply with all state and federal requirements for inventory control and responsible dispensing of opioid and narcotic prescriptions.
Proficiency in interpretation and application of medical literature in preparing authorization appeals and response to drug information requests
Prepare and oversee any third-party audits as requested
Fulfill pharmacist in charge responsibilities on a bi-annual rotating basis
Engage in staff supervision and HR functions of coaching, annual assessments/evaluations, and time-sheet/time-off approvals.
Collaborate and proactively engage management in continuous quality assurance and refinement of workflows and processes in accordance with regulatory, accreditation and best practices.
Assist in pharmacist rotation and schedule development.
Provide on-call pharmacy services outside normal business hours, weekends and holidays.
Willingness to assume responsibilities of SVP Pharmacy if requested by executive leadership.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Adept to continual learning and development
Effective communication skills including patient education, staff mentoring and drug information to the extended health care team
Self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team
Accomplished in team building and management
Ability to change between tasks with accuracy and proficiency
Knowledge and compliance of TN BOP statutes and laws
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D degree
Current, active and unrestricted Tennessee Pharmacy licensure.
At least 1 additional pharmacy license in another required state(s) or must be completed within 180 days of start date by either examination or reciprocity required.
Successful experience in delivering results in a matrix environment
Tennessee Oncology, one of the nation’s largest, community-based cancer care specialists, is home to one of the leading clinical trial networks in the country.
Established in 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee Oncology’s mission remains unchanged: To provide access to high-quality cancer care and the expertise of clinical research for all patients, at convenient locations within their community and close to their home. Our growing network of physicians and locations is based on this mission.
We provide on-site chemotherapy treatments at over thirty locations, so patients may receive the necessary care without the strain of long-distance travel.
Tennessee Oncology is committed to advancing both the science of detection and targeted treatments, and to making these advances available to every patient. We believe caring for cancer patients is a privilege.