The role of the Oncology Clinical Specialist is to evaluate and recommend appropriate drug therapy to achieve optimal cost-effective patient outcomes, by working directly with physicians, other health professionals and patients. The Oncology Clinical Specialist participates in the development, provision and evaluation of comprehensive pharmaceutical care and quality assurance programs through scholarly activities and serves as a resource to the pharmacy staff and other hospital departments. Oncology pharmacy services are provided by multiple clinical oncology pharmacy specialists within the hematopoietic stem cell transplant, hematologic malignancies, gynecologic oncology and medical oncology inpatient services. These services include participation in daily multidisciplinary rounds, patient education, staff education, and chemotherapy order evaluation. Clinical specialists assist in maintaining the continuity of care between the outpatient and inpatient setting.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine are part of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. Siteman Cancer Center (SCC) is a leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute and is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Offering more than 250 clinical trials, the SCC treats more than 8,000 new patients each year and provides follow-up care for more than 25,000 cancer survivors. Additionally, Siteman Cancer Center is one of the largest bone marrow and stem cell transplant centers in the world, averaging about 400 transplants each year and more than 5,000 transplants since the program began in 1982.
Job requirements include PharmD, PGY1 Residency, Missouri pharmacist license with Medication Therapy Services Certification, Board Certification within three years of hire. PGY2 Oncology Residency training is preferred.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) is a 1,200+ bed urban, academic, quaternary referral center located in St. Louis, Missouri. BJH is the primary adult teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine. There are over 9,000 employees at BJH with over 300 in the pharmacy department. The pharmacy employs 160 pharmacists, over 50 of which are clinical pharmacy specialists with Board Certification. The pharmacy residency program includes 4 PGY1 positions and PGY2 training in critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, and solid organ transplant. BJH and Washington University School of Medicine have consistently been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. BJH also holds many programmatic certifications including Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level I Trauma Center, Level I STEMI Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and Comprehensive Solid-Organ Transplant Center. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is member of the BJC Healthcare System, which includes 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.