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Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Outpatient Infusion (Dignity Health)

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Overview Hello humankindness Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services. Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved. We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute , Norton Thoracic Institute , Cancer Center at St. Joseph's , Ivy Brain Tumor Center , and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s. U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital. St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies . Look for us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For the health of our community ... we are proud to be a tobacco-free campus. Responsibilities Oncology Clinical Pharmacist - Outpatient Infusion Position Summary: Bring your passion for oncology and patient care to the outpatient infusion center at Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. As the clinical pharmacist you will be part of a growing program on the forefront of cancer treatment. We are looking for someone that is a great communicator, detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to problem solve through critical thinking. The clinical pharmacist works collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and navigators, and other members of the care team. Cancer Institute pharmacists are viewed as medication experts who focus their time on supporting nursing staff in the infusion suite, offering patient education, and participating in clinical decision making. They review and create care guidelines, and utilize Cerner to assist with appropriate drug therapy selection, management, and monitoring. Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Provides clinical pharmacy services to the infusion pharmacy service line to reduce harm to patients and improve patient outcomes. Follows all regulatory, accreditation and hospital standards of care, including USP chapters and department policies.
  • Reviews and assesses order sets, regimen templates, and order sentences to identify, prevent and resolve potential and actual drug related problems.
  • Monitors the medication formulary and assists in reviewing and updating as needed. Prepares and presents material to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.
  • Assists financial and pharmacy staff with provision of information needed to obtain prior authorization of ordered medications.
  • Cross-trained to work in the infusion pharmacy and retail pharmacy to assist with staffing as deemed necessary.
  • Acts as preceptor for students and residents - approving research topics, providing guidance in research and providing feedback and counseling on topic discussions. Benefits: Pension Plan 403B retirement with company contribution Flexible Spending Accounts Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision Plans with a no premium option available Relocation Incentive for qualifying candidates Tuition Reimbursement Employee Wellness Program Voluntary Benefits available
    Qualifications Required Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree or Doctorate in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy
    • One year of work experience in hospital or outpatient oncology practice Preferred Qualifications:
      • PGY-2 Pharmacy Oncology Experience or 3 years of hospital pharmacy or home infusion experience
      • Oncology Board Certification (BCOP)

Keywords: Dignity Health, Phoenix , Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Outpatient Infusion (Dignity Health), Healthcare , Phoenix, Arizona

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