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Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Tucson
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Tucson, ArizonaDepartment Name:Pharmacy-Cancer Ctr-HospWork Shift:DayJob Category:PharmacyPharmacy careers are better at Banner Health. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your career today and your future. If you're looking to leverage your abilities - apply today.Enjoy great challenges and build your knowledge in Oncology in beautiful Tucson, Arizona! The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a Center of Excellence. As a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, there is a strong focus on research, with the overall mission to prevent and cure cancer. On the forefront of prevention, treatment, and research, our oncology services provide optimal and innovative clinical care for patients confronted with all types of cancers. From detection and diagnosis to treatment and bedside care, we work to make our patients' lives better, empowering them to become cancer survivors.With Clinical Scientists involved in over 200 clinical trials, The University of Arizona Cancer Center encompasses three established scientific Research Programs that work together to accomplish the Center's mission to prevent and cure cancer: Cancer Biology, Cancer Prevention and Control, and Clinical and Translational Oncology. This enables the investigation of a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention, and treatment strategies.
The Outpatient Clinical Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist works alongside a multidisciplinary team in supporting direct patient care for medical oncology patients. This multidisciplinary approach means our patients get the best treatment possible, treatment tailored to them. You will have the opportunity to engage directly with patients and providers to make a difference in their care. The Clinical Pharmacist will be responsible for the management of adult oncology patients including review of chemotherapy orders, provision of recommendations for treatment management and dose adjustments, assessment of risk of toxicity, support for bone marrow transplant patients, patient education, compliance to oral therapies, optimal drug management and adherence, clinical trial protocols, and formulary management. This position also includes research management of chemotherapy orders, including patient counseling, review of clinical study enrollment and research protocols, and oversight of research medications alongside our Investigational Drug Service Pharmacists. Experience in the care for oncology patients and/or oncology pharmacy board certification are preferred.University Medical Center Tucson Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is a Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.POSITION SUMMARY
This position provides pharmaceutical care to patients, serves as a resource and drug information specialist to medical, pharmacy, nursing staff and allied healthcare providers. Conducts educational activities, applies principles of performance improvement, and may participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities as appropriate. Performs comprehensive clinical assessments and collaborates with the integrated healthcare team to provide quality patient care. Accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Oversees the activities of the pharmacy technicians, coordinating workflow and may, when appropriate perform the final check of medications prior to being dispensed. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Critically evaluates medication therapy and makes recommendations to improve patient medication regimens. Ensures appropriate and cost effective drug therapy. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to evaluating and addressing drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, contraindicated medications, inappropriate therapeutic regimens, adverse drug reactions, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and rational effective medication regimens. Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.

2. Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that may include rational and appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and nutrition.

3. May participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (P&T) activities as appropriate. Evaluates and recommends medications for formulary. Prepares Formulary evaluations for P&T consideration.

4. Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and projects (i.e. data collection, documentation). Develops criteria for drug use evaluations, medication use indicators and disease-based evaluations.

5. Provides oversight and assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols. Designs and implements medication monitoring guidelines and programs for both staff and clinical pharmacists.

6. In a Home Care setting: the clinician assesses the patient at the initiation of drug therapy, develops a patient care plan and drug monitoring regimen and monitors the patient according to the care plan through out the course of therapy. Documents in the patient clinical record all recommendations and interventions communicated to the physician. Enters medication orders into the computer system and dispenses medications/IV solutions in an accurate and timely manner in appropriate quantities based on stability, compatibility of the drug and age specific needs of the patient. Coordinates the drug preparation work of pharmacy technician and checks the accuracy of that work according to literature guidelines. Completes all documentation associated with filling prescriptions and verifies all prescriptions not directly received from the physician or the physician's agent. Communicates with the patient, physician, nursing staff, pharmacists and other members of the health care team regarding patient status, response to therapy and clinical objectives to ensure clinical outcome is met. Therapy day and prescription information is input into the computerized software system to ensure accurate and timely billing. Monitors patient response and documents interventions as appropriate. May assist in medication delivery and documentation collection per current compliance standards. May also be required to take after hours calls as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.

Requires current and unrestricted pharmacy licensure in the applicable state of practice within 90 days of hire date. A current and unrestricted Pharmacist license (not intern) is required at the time of hire for BSS applicants. May be required to possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company's auto insurance policy.

Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, Physicians and other contacts. Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.

Must have knowledge of medication management software, particularly pharmacy system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program or previous clinical pharmacy experience is preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Tucson , Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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