The Clinical Pharmacist – Oncology will provide collaborative pharmaceutical care to patients receiving antineoplastic therapy or palliative care therapy in the setting of malignancy. Additionally, the pharmacist will work in collaboration with pharmacy leadership, the hematology/oncology providers, and infusion centers to monitor chemotherapeutic utilization, supportive drug therapy utilization, adverse drug reactions, therapeutic regimens, and patient and provider safety.
Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
Demonstrates/models the Network’s Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
Develop service line clinical pathways as necessary.
Monitors effectiveness and staff compliance with clinical programs in coordination with the Clinical Coordinator for Network Pharmacy Services.
Collaborates with the Clinical Coordinator in developing and implementing clinical activities for pharmacy staff.
Educates medical residents/interns, pharmacy residents, case managers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and students.
Assists in developing pharmacy policies and procedures related to anti-neoplastic medications, treatment of malignancy, safe handling of hazardous medication, and drug utilization.
Mentors pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and students.
Interacts with health care professionals; participates in medical rounds as needed.
Participates In Order Entry And Related Monitoring Activities, Including
Allergy and allergy history clarifications
Drug appropriateness for condition
Interactions including drug/drug, drug/food, and drug/lab
Renal and hepatic function
Culture and sensitivity
INR/PTT/PT and other related lab values
IV to PO streamlining
Implements and coordinates investigational protocols as required and in cooperation with the investigational drug service. Provides drug information. Attends committee meetings as required. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to age of the patient treated. Completes and maintains departmental competencies as related to the position.
As designated by Pharmacy Management Other related duties as assigned.
BSPharm or PharmD. Required.
Registered in Pennsylvania or completion of Boards with pending licensure may be accepted. State mandated continuing education.
Training And Experience
ASHP accredited PGY-1 Residency required. ASHP accredited PGY-2 residency in Oncology or BCOP.
St. Luke's University Health Network is a tertiary teaching heath care system located in Eastern Pennsylvania. We are currently a 12 hospital system and routinely ranked among one of the top teaching hospitals in the country.