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Staff Pharmacist I- Oncology

Job Description:
Responsibilities Under supervision, Staff Pharmacist performs a range of functions that include the preparation and dispensing of drugs in all inpatient settings; validation of medication orders, review of patient medication profiles; counseling patients on appropriate drug use; reviewing medication orders and patient's medical record as well as interacting with other health professionals to help prevent inappropriate or misuse of medications; provision of clinical services (e.
g.
, pharmacokinetic dosing, therapeutic interchange, IV/PO conversions, TPN and aminoglycoside monitoring, pharmacist interventions) to neonatal, pediatric and adult patients according to departmental policy and procedures.
Qualifications 1.
Ensures that the procurement, distribution and control of pharmaceuticals are consistent with departmental policies and procedures (e.
g.
, inventory control).
2.
Ensures that comprehensive information about drugs and their use is evaluated and disseminated to staff and patients.
3.
Ensures that the most cost effective utilization of drugs and related products occurs, and that all Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Committee recommendations are followed.
4.
Manages the pharmacy practice area and workflow in productive manner such that orders and activities are assigned the proper priority based upon patient and departmental goals 5.
Interactions with health professionals are conducted in a professional manner that develops and maintains an ongoing working relationship.
6.
Meets departmental attendance and punctuality standards (arrives to work on time, starts and ends breaks within time allowed).
DRUG DISTRIBUTION 1.
Selects, compounds according to USP, manufactures, and dispense medications as required to fulfill prescriber's orders in a manner consistent with departmental, Medical Center, and State and regulatory agencies policies.
2.
Ensures that all medication orders are checked and dispensed accurately and according to departmental policy and procedures.
Patient labels, Medication Administration Records, and the medication profile are complete, accurate and follow medication safety guidelines.
3.
Manages investigational drug orders according to departmental policies; understands and applies University and departmental procedures regarding record keeping, inventory, and informed consents.
4.
Maintains accurate, up-to-date medication profiles and review these profiles with each new medication to ensure the appropriateness of drug therapy, existence of drug interactions, drug incompatibilities, drug dosage, proper route of administration, and age and disease state considerations (e.
g.
, renal function, liver function).
5.
Utilizes the patient's medical record for information on patient progress, occurrence of drug side effects, adverse drug reactions, laboratory test results and other information pertinent to the patient's drug therapy.
6.
Communicates and documents pertinent information concerning potential or actual medication problems to the physician, nurse or allied health professionals.
7.
Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy and Pharm D, required 8.
PGY2, highly desired 9.
Oncology experience, required

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