Interviews for hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist positions will be held virtually. To schedule an interview, please email Makala Pace, at Makala.Pace@hci.utah.edu.
Clinical Pharmacists ensure safe, effective, and cost-efficient medication therapy is implemented for all patients in their care and monitor care appropriately. This includes preparing medications, participating in the drug distribution process, monitoring drug therapy, providing drug information to patients and providers, providing clinical pharmacy services, solving medication related problems for individual patients as well as in the medication use process, and supervise daily workflow to accomplish daily tasks allotted to the pharmacist and those who report to him or her (e.g., technicians, residents, students, or interns). Clinical pharmacists participate in quality improvement projects to improve clinical care or pharmacy operations.
Clinical pharmacists must work effectively as a team member, communicate clearly, assertively, and professionally, to all pharmacy customers including patients, their families, and other staff members, and provide superior customer service when interacting with patients, visitors, family members, staff, co-workers, and vendors. Clinical pharmacists must be willing to work with trainees in the department (eg, students, interns, residents or new staff).
Solves problems in the medication use process for patients and the organization.
Identifies and engages in organizational and department quality improvement activities to improve patient care, medication use process, and pharmacy operations.
Educates and trains residents, students, interns, colleagues and other health care professionals as well as supervises technicians, residents, interns, or trainees in their job tasks.
Responsible for the medication use process of preparing and dispensing medications following medication use policy and all laws, regulations, and standards applicable to pharmacy practice.
Assesses appropriate drug information and literature resources, and provides effective information to varied audiences including patients, other health care professions, and peers.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).
Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a nationally recognized research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City. We serve patients with all types of cancer, who come from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming. Our doctors and scientists include world-renowned experts dedicated to the highest quality standards and driven by the commitment to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Huntsman Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. This means we meet the highest national standards for cancer care and research and receive support for our scientific endeavors.
Huntsman Cancer Institute is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world's leading cancer centers. NCCN members write best practice standards for cancer care that are used around the world.
Huntsman Cancer Institute is are honored to be the first and only CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer in Utah. We are also recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission is to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.
Passionate individuals and teams delivering a cancer-free frontier through scientific discovery and human touch
Patient and community first
Excellence in all we do
These are the principles that guide us. From our physicians and nurses providing care, to volunteers handing out snacks in clinic waiting areas, to valets greeting visitors at the front entrance, the Huntsman Cancer Institute team aims to make each person’s experience exceptional.
Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are normal reactions to the abnormally stressful job of caring for those who are sick. Huntsman Cancer Institute administration recognizes these issues impact all Huntsman Cancer Institute staff who connect with patients. Compassionate Workplace is a comprehensive, evidence-based program that fosters resiliency and supports the personal growth and development of our employees. Learn more.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At its core, our work at Huntsman Cancer Institute aims to reduce human suffering. We are dedicated to creating an environment that not only promotes but insists upon equity, diversity, inclusion, and a cancer-free frontier for all communities, including our staff, providers, patients, and their loved ones. Learn more.
Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) or equivalent clinical practice experience.
Demonstrated human relation, effective communication, and computer literacy skills.
Additional qualifications* may be required depending on area the pharmacist is primarily assigned to work.
*Examples of additional qualifications could include basic or advanced life-support training, residency training, or board certifications.
Current licensure to dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.
Current Pharmacist license in the State of Utah (Obtained within 90 days of start date).
If full State of Utah license if not obtained prior to start date, must have Temporary Pharmacist license in the State of Utah PRIOR to start date.
PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Residency training at an ASHP accredited program
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
About Huntsman Cancer Hospital, University of Utah Health
University of Utah Health is the Mountain West's only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States.
Whether it's for routine care or highly specialized treatment in orthopedics, stroke, ophthalmology, cancer, critical care, cardiology, genetic-related diseases, organ transplant, or more than 200 other medical specialties, University of Utah Health offers the latest technology and advancements, including some services available nowhere else in the region.
As part of that system, University Hospitals and Clinics relies on more than 1,400 board-certified physicians and more than 5,000 health care professionals who staff five hospitals.
Pharmacies at University of Utah Health are located in specialty centers and neighborhood health centers across the Wasatch Front, providing services for prescriptions, prescription refills, and a wide variety of over-the-counter medications.
Salt La...ke City offers four-season outdoor recreation including hiking and skiing at 7 ski resorts within 45 minutes from the hospital, and Utah boasts the best snow on Earth. Residents enjoy a range of sporting and cultural events both on and off-campus, and quick trips to Utah’s 5 national parks.