Overview: SCOPE: Oversees pharmaceutical care plans in designated specialty area or product line, including initial patient evaluations, development of care plans, and ensuring treatment plans are carried out. Ensures ongoing review of patient clinical status. Recommends adjustments to drug therapy based on clinical status and treatment outcomes. Coordinates with clinical providers to ensure all aspects of pharmaceutical care are delivered in a safe and timely manner. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Performs initial patient evaluations and work-up as it pertains to disease status and anticipated prescribed therapy. -Collects, analyzes, interprets and evaluates appropriate data relative to patient therapy. Obtains histories and other patient data to optimize drug therapy and nutritional support management. -Establishes therapeutic objectives and monitors patient for desired therapeutic outcomes. Evaluates the significance of signs and symptoms relative to disease processes and recommends modifications in drug therapy. -Detects and evaluates the clinical importance of adverse reactions and complications associated with drug therapy. Provides counseling and answers questions from patients, family and health care professionals concerning drug therapy. -Maintains active involvement with clinicians in the development and implementation of a standard drug order format and ordering process. -Maintains thorough and appropriate documentation in the patient clinical chart of physician orders and communication with other health care professionals. -Coordinates with physician staff and service providers in planning and implementing patient care plans to ensure safe and timely delivery of drug therapy. -Reviews and performs QA checks on all new and repeat medication orders. May prepare or supervise the preparation and dispensing of drug therapy according to Company policies and procedures. -Presents training and in-service programs as necessary. May supervise the activity of Pharmacy Technicians. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors or Pharm. D. degree from an accredited school of pharmacy. Minimum five years experience as registered pharmacist, including three years in specialty area. Experience in a pharmacy with I.V. skills. Oncology or specialty area background required. Valid state licensure as a Registered Pharmacist. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and chemotherapeutic agents.