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Oncology Pharmacist PharmD/PG - On Site and Remote Options Available (Ball Memorial Hospital)

Ball Memorial Hospital
Date Posted
19 August, 2021
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Full Time
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Requisition Number
311961
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Oncology Pharmacist PharmD/PG - On Site and Remote Options Available (Ball Memorial Hospital)

Job Description

Overview

We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.

Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we can't wait to hear from you!

This position exists to provide comprehensive, value based, medication-related care to achieve definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life. The incumbent acts in collaboration with healthcare professionals in the shared responsibility for patient drug therapy outcomes. Key job duties may consist of ensuring safety and effectiveness of the medication use process, processing and dispensing medications per order or prescription, medication therapy monitoring, regulatory compliance, maintaining oversight over pharmacist extenders, maintaining the security of medications, and protecting the confidentiality of patient information. Additionally, is competent at providing drug information support for medical staff, ensuring continuity of care, and identifying potential challenges in common situations.

Candidates interested in either full-time/on-site or full-time/remote (Eastern Time Zone) will be considered equally.

As a member of the interprofessional team, the clinical oncology pharmacist serves as an essential resource to the healthcare team, patients, and caregivers by using his or her extensive pharmaceutical knowledge

What You Will Need in this Role to Succeed
- In-depth knowledge of oncology disease states, including their pathophysiology and therapeutic management
- Specialized knowledge of anticancer agents
- Specialized knowledge of supportive care medications used for patients undergoing treatment and for cancer survivors (e.g. pain control, nausea and vomiting, palliative care, infectious disease management)
- Ability to counsel on parenteral and oral medications and corresponding supportive care treatments for cancer patients
- Knowledge of safe handling, administration, and disposal of hazardous medications
- Knowledge of therapeutic drug monitoring
- Familiarity with policy and guideline development
- Proficiency in educating interprofessional healthcare team members and trainees
- Knowledge of evidence-based treatment, including standard-of-care treatment guidelines (e.g. those of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer)
- Familiarity with availability, structure, and design of clinical trials
- Knowledge of reimbursement practices, including payment models and patient assistance program
In-depth knowledge of the functionality of chemotherapy ordering in the institutional electronic medical record (EMR)

Responsibilities
- Participate in the precision genomics tumor board and assist with genomic interpretation and education
Provide thorough patient profile and medication review to identify medication therapy-related problems
- Optimize cancer therapy management by evaluating appropriateness of regimen on the basis of disease and patient characteristics
- Reviewing and adjusting cancer therapy orders as appropriate based upon patient specific information
- Reviewing supportive care medications and laboratory results associated with chemotherapy regimen (e.g. hydration, antiemetic medications)
- Providing ongoing monitoring of regiment efficacy, toxicity, and organ function and making recommendations for adjustments as needed
- Performing therapy-related toxicity assessment and prevention and management

Education
- Provide education on chemotherapy regimen, supportive care medications, symptom management, and safe handling and disposal of medications to patients and caregivers
- Provide education to interprofessional healthcare team members and trainees

Practice Management and Quality Improvement
- Assist with policy, guideline, and drug monograph development
- Participate on institutional committees

Research
- Review clinical trial treatment plans and ensure that no protocol violations occur
- Maintain knowledge of clinical trials available at the institution
- Provide recommendations for the appropriateness of a clinical trial versus another treatment regimen

Educational Background
- Licensed pharmacist
- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school of pharmacy or a pharmacy degree with equivalent years of experience
- PGY1 and PGY2 in oncology or equivalent years of professional practice in oncology

- Board certification in oncology pharmacy (as Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist [BCOP]) within two years of employment

 Requires current Indiana License or eligibility for Indiana licensure as a pharmacist.
• Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 and/or PGY2 pharmacy residency may be required.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required to begin employment; however, all team members need to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Oncology Pharmacist PharmD/PG - On Site and Remote Options Available (Ball Memorial Hospital) Role

Overview

We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.

Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we can't wait to hear from you!

This position exists to provide comprehensive, value based, medication-related care to achieve definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life. The incumbent acts in collaboration with healthcare professionals in the shared responsibility for patient drug therapy outcomes. Key job duties may consist of ensuring safety and effectiveness of the medication use process, processing and dispensing medications per order or prescription, medication therapy monitoring, regulatory compliance, maintaining oversight over pharmacist extenders, maintaining the security of medications, and protecting the confidentiality of patient information. Additionally, is competent at providing drug information support for medical staff, ensuring continuity of care, and identifying potential challenges in common situations.

Candidates interested in either full-time/on-site or full-time/remote (Eastern Time Zone) will be considered equally.

As a member of the interprofessional team, the clinical oncology pharmacist serves as an essential resource to the healthcare team, patients, and caregivers by using his or her extensive pharmaceutical knowledge

What You Will Need in this Role to Succeed
- In-depth knowledge of oncology disease states, including their pathophysiology and therapeutic management
- Specialized knowledge of anticancer agents
- Specialized knowledge of supportive care medications used for patients undergoing treatment and for cancer survivors (e.g. pain control, nausea and vomiting, palliative care, infectious disease management)
- Ability to counsel on parenteral and oral medications and corresponding supportive care treatments for cancer patients
- Knowledge of safe handling, administration, and disposal of hazardous medications
- Knowledge of therapeutic drug monitoring
- Familiarity with policy and guideline development
- Proficiency in educating interprofessional healthcare team members and trainees
- Knowledge of evidence-based treatment, including standard-of-care treatment guidelines (e.g. those of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer)
- Familiarity with availability, structure, and design of clinical trials
- Knowledge of reimbursement practices, including payment models and patient assistance program
In-depth knowledge of the functionality of chemotherapy ordering in the institutional electronic medical record (EMR)

Responsibilities
- Participate in the precision genomics tumor board and assist with genomic interpretation and education
Provide thorough patient profile and medication review to identify medication therapy-related problems
- Optimize cancer therapy management by evaluating appropriateness of regimen on the basis of disease and patient characteristics
- Reviewing and adjusting cancer therapy orders as appropriate based upon patient specific information
- Reviewing supportive care medications and laboratory results associated with chemotherapy regimen (e.g. hydration, antiemetic medications)
- Providing ongoing monitoring of regiment efficacy, toxicity, and organ function and making recommendations for adjustments as needed
- Performing therapy-related toxicity assessment and prevention and management

Education
- Provide education on chemotherapy regimen, supportive care medications, symptom management, and safe handling and disposal of medications to patients and caregivers
- Provide education to interprofessional healthcare team members and trainees

Practice Management and Quality Improvement
- Assist with policy, guideline, and drug monograph development
- Participate on institutional committees

Research
- Review clinical trial treatment plans and ensure that no protocol violations occur
- Maintain knowledge of clinical trials available at the institution
- Provide recommendations for the appropriateness of a clinical trial versus another treatment regimen

Educational Background
- Licensed pharmacist
- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school of pharmacy or a pharmacy degree with equivalent years of experience
- PGY1 and PGY2 in oncology or equivalent years of professional practice in oncology

- Board certification in oncology pharmacy (as Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist [BCOP]) within two years of employment

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     Requires current Indiana License or eligibility for Indiana licensure as a pharmacist.
  • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 and/or PGY2 pharmacy residency may be required.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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