Clinical Pharmacist | Hematology/Oncology | Out Patient
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR60802
Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!
As the Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, you will provide longitudinal pharmaceutical care to hematology and oncology patients at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center infusion suite and physician practices by dispensing, overseeing preparation, monitoring, and evaluating of patient specific pharmacotherapy. In this position you will provide extensive direct pharmaceutical care in collaboration with providers in the Cancer Service Line through the infusion suite. Additionally, you will provide extensive support to the monitoring, operations, and documentation of clinical research protocols within the infusion suite Pharmacy.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review and interpret provider's medication orders, evaluate drug efficacy, therapeutic goals and indications, review for contraindications/precautions, the patient's current status of health, and review drug profiles and patient's medical record for drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state(s) potentials
Coordinates and supervises work-place activities and resources; promotes professional competence; assures that services rendered and work performed are in accordance with specific standards; advises, assists, and supervises work of pharmacy technicians; assumes final responsibility for accuracy of their work; to include sterile product processing in the IV Admixture Service lab and ambulatory chemotherapy areas, where the pharmacist is responsible for assuring USP 800 standards are consistently in compliance
Design, implement and monitor patient-specific chemotherapeutic regimens, including supportive care in collaboration with the healthcare team
Resolve such problems in consultation with the prescriber and nurse and clarify questioned orders prior to dispensing medication
Provide accurate, unbiased, timely, and cost-effective drug information to medical, pharmacy, nursing and other allied health professionals
Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines
Demonstrate skill and knowledge necessary to provide pharmaceutical care for oncologic, hematologic and immunologic conditions
Manage patients supportive care plan with focus on pain, neuropathy, nausea or vomiting
Provide oversight to Pharmacy Services' role with investigational drug studies at the HFGCC
Maintain investigational drug records within the CREDIT system and perform routine audits to ensure compliance with investigational drug protocols
Collaborate with investigational drug leadership to expedite the onboarding of new protocols within the Pharmacy and assist in onsite drug monitor evaluations of Pharmacy practices
Report, record, assess and evaluate adverse drug reactions
Identify and submit Safety First Learning Reports (SFLR) and providing follow up assessment
Assure handling of medications throughout the hospital and infusion suite complies with state and federal laws and regulations; as well as hospital policies
Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned
Prepare special medications involving compounding procedures and sterile products using aseptic technique when necessary to assure appropriate and timely dispensing
Provide pharmacist cross-coverage to maintain pharmacy services, as assigned
Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested (i.e. MUE, P&T monographs, newsletter articles, performance improvement activities, etc)
Participate in providing educational sessions (i.e., technician training, inservices, clinical pearls, staff development education) or materials for patient groups and allied health professionals.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
B.S. in Pharmacy or PharmD degree required
ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required
Hospital or Outpatient Infusion Experience preferred
Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.