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We understand that extraordinary careers in pharmacy start with the opportunity to do extraordinary work. A pharmacy career with UPMC Shadyside can maximize your potential and advance your skills to help you reach your goals. No matter where you are in your career journey, UPMC is here to help you excel with a designated career ladder, mentors, and leadership that will equip you with the resources, guidance, and confidence you need to succeed.
UPMC Shadyside, an NCI-designated cancer center, is looking for a full-time Clinical Pharmacist to join their inpatient Oncology team. This position will be scheduled to work shifts from Monday to Friday, with satellite coverage after 5pm. Along with a flexible schedule, there are no research, teaching, or staffing requirements involved with this role. This position is also eligible for a sign-on bonus!
The goal is to provide optimal pharmaceutical care by acting as a consultant to both the inpatient healthcare team and the patient/caregiver. The position is a rotating role with both oncology and malignant hematology inpatient services. Apply today to learn more!
Assist the Director as assigned in all aspects of Pharmacy Services within UPMC Facilities. This would include clinical services to the UPMC Facilities’ staff as well as administrative activities that pertain to oncology drug delivery. The clinical pharmacist has extensive clinical experience within oncology as well as a working knowledge of aspects of evidence-based medicine, pathway/guideline development, oncology policy development, oncology reimbursement and coverage, clinical research, and drug development. The dispensing of medications is not within the scope of this position.
Responsible for providing pharmaceutical care for the UPMC Facilities via direct communication, email, or page.
Assist with managing narrow therapeutic and highly toxic drugs in individuals based on comorbidities, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, altered metabolism, and elimination, based on renal and/or hepatic function, by directing, monitoring, and maintaining therapeutic drug serum concentrations to prevent excessive and unwanted toxicity and outcomes.
Provide disease state and drug therapy education for UPMC Facilities’ physicians and staff. This may include written reviews, maintenance of pharmacy intranet information, teaching didactic lectures, conducting continuing education lectures, and facilitating small group topic discussions.
Direct and manage supportive care management of patients (anti-emetics, pain control, growth factors, anti-microbial prophylaxis, prevention of tumor lysis syndrome, etc).
Advise in the administration of dangerous and toxic bio-immunotherapies and bio-chemotherapies. Communicate with UPMC Facilities’ clinical pharmacists to ensure an effective continuum of care for the patients.
Assist with the decision-making process in the selection of appropriate evidence-based prophylaxis, chemotherapeutic, and supportive care regimens based on the extent of disease, patient performance status, and desired outcome for the treatment of a variety of malignant and nonmalignant conditions including patient-specific and system-wide treatment plans. Oversee the writing of chemotherapy orders on the outpatient bone marrow transplant service and other services as requested.
Plan for and direct the treatment of chemotherapy spills, extravasation of vesicants and irritants, and management of hypersensitivity/anaphylactic reactions.
Facilitate compliance with Cancer Centers’ directives by evaluating and overseeing the appropriate use of high-cost and highly toxic therapies in order to assure suitable control of drug budgets and reimbursement. This includes knowledge of national and local health policy directives.
Teach and precept PGY2 oncology pharmacy residents and PGY1 residents completing elective oncology learning experiences.
B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is required.
PGY2 and/or fellowship training or equivalent clinical experience are required.
Hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant experience is strongly preferred.
Extensive knowledge of clinical research, drug development, and research regulations within institutions is preferred.
UPMC is a world-renowned, nonprofit health care provider and insurer committed to delivering exceptional, people-centered care and community services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is shaping the future of health through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. Dedicated to advancing the well-being of our diverse communities, we provide more than $1 billion every year in community benefits, more than any other health system in Pennsylvania. Our 95,000 employees — including more than 5,000 physicians — care for patients across 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, as well as overseas. UPMC Insurance Services covers 4.5 million members with a focus on providing the highest-quality care at the most affordable price.
UPMC offers an array of training opportunities in the adult medical/surgical, critical care, and ambulatory care settings. UPMC Department of Pharmacy provides contemporary pharmaceutical care and is on the leading edge in establishing and evaluating alternative models of care. The Medical Center serves... as a primary teaching site for Pharm.D. students and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
The School of Pharmacy, a leader and innovator in education, practice and research, is one of 16 schools/colleges located on the Oakland campus, which includes the six schools of the health sciences. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #10 among schools of pharmacy in total research funding and is known as an innovator in research, education and practice. Pitt Pharmacy partners with UPMC, one of the leading integrated health care delivery networks in the country, to provide state-of-the-art pharmacy services and patient care. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is integrated with UPMC and together support the leadership and management of pharmacy services as well as clinical programs including Antibiotic Management Program, Ambulatory Care Programs, Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Palliative Care, Oncology, Transplantation, Critical Care, and Cardiology. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is home to the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved. In partnership with UPMC, the department is home to twelve accredited residency programs, plus twelve pharmacy fellowship training programs. For more information about the School of Pharmacy, visit http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu.