The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) has an immediate opening for a full-time Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (CPS)/Program Manager to work at the Palo Alto Division. This position provides direct patient care for patients receiving Intravenous chemotherapy and other infusions in the Ambulatory Infusion Center at our Palo Alto site.
The shift is Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Works alongside Hematology/Oncology Providers and Nurses in the Ambulatory Infusion Center to ensure safe and effective medication treatment regimens for patients. Reviews previous medication treatments and effectiveness, key laboratory findings, pre- and post- hydration, adjunctive therapies, other non-heme/onc medications, and prior reported adverse drug reactions.
Clinically and critically reviews non-formulary hematology/oncology medication requests and ensure evidence-based adjudication. Coordinates medication inventory needs with the Pharmacy Procurement staff and sterile IV preparation needs with the IV room staff.
Precepts PGY1 Pharmacy Residents and pharmacy students on the Hematology/Oncology rotation.
Actively participates in the VISN 21 Oncology Interdisciplinary (MD, PharmD, RN) Task Force to review and guide therapy decisions and performance metrics for all sites within VISN 21.
Works with a partner Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist that provides services to Inpatients and Outpatients receiving chemotherapy. The two pharmacists cross-cover for each other when necessary.
Completion of a PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency strongly preferred or
Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a busy Ambulatory Infusion Clinic (not just making IVs)
Board certification preferred
$143,752 - $176,300 (based on commensurate experience and certifications)
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