Health System Pharmacist-L III - Clinical Hematology/Oncology - 55902

Full Time | New York City, NEW YORK | 6 months
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About NYC Health + Hospitals

Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.

Job Description

Shift II: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Purpose of Position: The Level III Clinical Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist will work in expanding Oncology Pharmacy program. An Oncology Pharmacist will perform a wide variety of duties to help meet the pharmaceutical needs of the hospital and its patients focusing on management of oncology patients.

Position Summary: The Level III Oncology Clinical Pharmacist provides medication-related information to physicians, staff, and patients. Serves as a liaison to assigned patient care areas with responsibility for outcomes including patient satisfaction and quality measures. Coordinates delivery of pharmaceutical care within the assigned specialty by serving as the subject matter expert for order sets, patient care protocols, policy development I revision, and multidisciplinary rounds.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Optimize patient's outcomes by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as part of an interdisciplinary team.

• Work collaboratively with other health care professionals to develop institutional guidelines and make evidence-based decisions designed to improve patient care

• Supports drug utilization review (DUR) efforts by reviewing physician prescribing patterns, consulting with physicians regarding these patterns using evidence-based best practices

• Provide training or educational activities for healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals in training.

• Recommend or select the most appropriate therapies, monitor the effects of medications prescribed (therapeutic or pharmacokinetic drug monitoring), and manage the adverse effects that often accompany cancer treatment.

• Provide the acute and longitudinal support for management of pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anemia, depression, and other symptoms frequently experienced by cancer patients

• Track medication costs, decrease medication errors, identify safety issues, capture pharmacist interventions, and identify areas for process improvement.

• Adheres to safety requirements in the handling and preparation of chemotherapy and other hazardous agents according to current guidelines (USP 797, USP 800).

• Participate on committees to improve the safety, efficacy, and quality of cancer care and are heavily relied upon to develop policies and implement  programs to ensure the safety of staff and patients during  the receipt, preparation, administration, and monitoring of anticancer agents

• Facilitate transfers of patients and their medications between levels of care, ensure a current and accurate medication list is maintained

• Performs other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

Minimum Qualifications

For Level I:
1. Possession of a valid NY State license to practice pharmacy.
For Level II: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements of the lower level:
1. Two years of post licensure experience; or
2. Completion of a post graduate specialty residency or fellowship program; or
3. Current Pharmacy Board Certification.
For Level III: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements of the lower levels, an additional:
1. One year of post licensure supervisory experience or specialty clinical experience.

Department Preferences

  • Three years of post-licensure hospital-based pharmacy experience related to clinical research; OR
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Training and one year of post-licensure hospital-based pharmacy experience; AND/OR
  • PGY-2 graduate OR Post PharmD Fellowship graduate.

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