Job Description

Job Title: Oncology Consultant Pharmacist
Job ID: 730626
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: HBC CC Pharmacy
Location: 129 Oneida Valley Road, Butler PA 16001

Description

Do you have a passion for  providing excellence of service? Do you have a background in Oncology? UPMC Cancer Centers is hiring a Pharmacist to support the Butler office. This position offers a generous benefits package and competitive salary. Apply today to learn more!

Purpose:

Ensure the provision of cost-effective pharmacotherapy contributing to optimal patient outcomes, provide experiential education for present and future health care practitioners, and support drug-related research. To provide observational oversight for the safe and effective compounding of medications. The dispensing of medications is not within the scope of this position.

Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to all regulatory requirements, professional standards of practice, and hospital quality management policies and procedures in providing consultative pharmaceutical care.
  • Advise nursing staff in the administration of dangerous and toxic bioimmunotherapies and biochemotherapies.
  • Advise the clinical team in the identification and proper management of Adverse Drug Events.
  • Assist in the education of patients around side effects and potential toxicity of chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Assist the physicians with the monitoring and dosing of non-chemotherapeutic medications as appropriate (i.e. Anticoagulation Therapy Monitoring).
  • Assist with the decision making process in the selection of appropriate evidence-based prophylaxis, chemotherapeutic, and supportive care regimens based on the extent of disease, patient performance status and desired outcome for the treatment of a variety of malignant and nonmalignant conditions.
  • Communicate with physicians and nurses to insure prompt clarification of orders that are unclear, illegible, or incomplete.
  • Develop medication related treatment protocols in consultation with the physicians.
  • Identify and report suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Interpret and evaluate physician orders in order to ensure appropriate medication dosage forms and doses for outpatient chemotherapeutic treatment in accordance with the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Practice Act, Federal Drug Laws, and other regulatory organizations.
  • Provide drug information and/or educational programs to healthcare professionals and pharmacy students.
  • Provide education and counseling to patients about side effects, toxicity, and proper administration of study/protocol medications.
  • Provide observational oversight for the safe and effective compounding of medications. Facilitate compliance with Cancer Centers' directives by evaluating and overseeing the appropriate use of high-cost and highly toxic therapies in order to assure suitable control of drug budgets and reimbursement.
  • Review, maintain, and screen patient medication records and profiles for allergies, drug interactions and therapeutic duplications while entering orders and/or verifying medication orders.
  • Sustain the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • Utilize all available technologies in the provision of consultative pharmaceutical care (i.e., computer systems and databases, Acu-Dose, Robot-Rx, pneumatic tube system, etc).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Doctorate degree from an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • Hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. 
  • Previous oncology experience preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Pharmacist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $40.99 to $66.19

Union Position: No

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