Arizona Nurses Association

Outpatient Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

Banner Health
Gilbert, Arizona, United States (on-site)
8 days ago

Description

$10,000 sign on bonus available!

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Our Oncology Acute Care Clinical Pharmacists work alongside a multidisciplinary team in the outpatient setting, supporting direct patient care for medical oncology patients. This position will focus in solid tumor or malignancies and other cancers, which are rapid growing on our campus. You as the Oncology Clinical Pharmacist will be responsible for the management of adult oncology patients. This multidisciplinary approach means our patients get the best treatment possible: treatment tailored to them, while inpatient and outpatient as transitions of care is an important role of the clinical pharmacist.  You will also have the opportunity to engage directly with patients and providers to make a difference in their care. Experience in the care for oncology patients and/or oncology pharmacy board certification are preferred.

We are looking for a full-time Outpatient Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist to join our team at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, AZ! This full-time pharmacist will work 40 hours per week, on Day shift. Recruiter to provide sign-on details and eligibility during the interview process. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits. 

Experience innovative technology and exceptional opportunities for growth and development at Banner Health's state-of-the-art hospital Banner Gateway Medical Center. With comprehensive electronic medical records, physician order entry, digital radiography and proprietary advanced patient monitoring, Banner Gateway provides you with the innovative resources you need to provide your patients with the best care possible. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Located near Phoenix in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner Gateway Medical Center offers 176 private rooms, eight operating suites, a 37-bed emergency department and shares a campus with the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Key specialties include oncology, obstetrics, bariatric surgery, emergency and other services that focus on meeting the changing needs of the dynamic and growing community we serve. About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Located in Gilbert, Ariz. (the Phoenix Metro area) on the Banner Gateway Campus, the center provides world-class care for oncology patients - both inpatient and outpatient - and has also brought leading oncology programs to the Banner Gateway campus including Stem Cell Transplantation and comprehensive Head & Neck cancer care. Our capabilities include five linear accelerator vaults, a brachytherapy vault, an advanced diagnostic imaging suite with PET/CT scan, more than 50 infusion bays, a cryopreservation lab and much more. Our inpatient medical oncology unit also incorporates a program that utilizes the electronic surveillance partnership in caring for the patient, where remote nurses have the ability to interact with patients via two way audio-video to assist the bedside nurse with patient care.

POSITION SUMMARY
This position actively participates on the . healthcare team as a pharmacotherapy expert to provide quality patient care in area of specialty. Participates in the optimal selection of drug therapy and designs a regimen to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize toxicity. The Acute Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Conducts educational activities, applies principles of performance improvement, and participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group activities as appropriate. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Accountable for departmental, and individual patient outcomes by assessing and evaluating data reflective of the patient’s status, interpreting the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements, and providing pharmaceutical care based on individual needs. Responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients using the medication use process. Oversees the activities of the pharmacy technicians, coordinating workflow, and the checking of medications prior to being dispensed. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Critically evaluates the management of disease states and adjusts or recommends adjustments to therapy to   improve patient medication regimens. Ensures appropriate and cost-effective medication therapy. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to evaluating disease state management, medication management, and adverse drug reactions. Adheres to all clinical practices approved by Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group (e.g., collaborative practice agreements). Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.

2. Drug information expert in area of specialty and may act as a system resource. Provides detailed drug information and education to healthcare team, pharmacy, patients, and community. Provides education for pharmacy staff, students, and residents where applicable.

3. Reviews and evaluates medication orders for appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, allergy, laboratory values and other pertinent patient information. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group (e.g. therapeutic substitutions, formulary management).

4. Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and facility/system-based projects (i.e. data collection, documentation, med error and adverse drug event trending). Participates in drug use evaluations and facility level medication safety oversight.

5. Participates in local and system-based committees (e.g. area of specialty or other related area) and effectively communicates to stakeholders. Participates in the development of innovative drug-related patient care practices in their specialty at both institutional and system level. Serves as a resource and mentor to other pharmacists, students, residents, and other health-care providers at both the facility and system level.

6. Meets ASHP preceptor qualifications. Participates as primary preceptor to residents where applicable. When needed, serves as the Program Director for the institution’s Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. Serves as an educator, resource expert, and mentor to other pharmacists, students, residents, and/or other healthcare providers.



Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 

A Doctorate in Pharmacy degree and at minimum completion of a PGY1 residency program. Without residency training a minimum of 3 years of health-system progressive clinical pharmacy experience (evaluating disease state & medication management e.g. thromboembolic, diabetes, oncology, pharmacokinetics, pain management & nutrition, investigational studies, etc).

Additional minimum qualifications board certification (e.g. BCPS, BCOP) or equivalent national association/organization approved certification (e.g. ASHP, SOCRA etc.). Candidates who are not Board Certified will be given 18 months to achieve certification.

Requires pharmacist licensure in the state of practice and a degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy. If not licensed in the state of practice, must have completed the Board of Pharmacy application process within 30 days of job offer. Must be licensed within 90 days of hire unless the delay is due to the State Board of Pharmacy. May be required to possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company’s auto insurance policy.

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. Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers. Contributions to the profession and organization are expected.
  

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 a PGY2 residency or PGY1 residency plus a minimum of 3 years of health system experience. Board Certification in appropriate area of specialty. Expert level working knowledge of principles, practices, and operations in assigned area of responsibility.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67880483
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Gilbert, Arizona, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Banner Health
  • Position Title: Outpatient Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
  • Sector: Oncology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Pharm.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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