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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Oncology - Full Time Days

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Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Clin Pharm Spec, Oncology

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Responsible for all clinical services supporting the inpatient and outpatient oncology and and infusion therapy practice settings.

What you will do

  • Daily coordination of chemotherapy orders for oncology inpatient and outpatients accomplished by working directly with oncologists, nurse practitioners and nursing staff.
  • Comprehensive support to all health care providers as related to the oncology and infusion patients and their pharmaceutical therapy. Provision of drug information and education as required.
  • Assist in determination of treatment plan for oncology patients and order writing. Thorough clinical review of all written orders prior to Pharmacy Department processing.
  • Ongoing monitoring of all oncology/infusion patients for appropriate response, adverse drug event monitoring and reporting. Direct patient counseling prior to and during pharmaceutical therapy phase of care.
  • Training of pharmacy staff as their role pertains to area of specialty.
  • Assist in clinical research trials related to oncology and infusion therapy.
  • Attendance and contributions to assigned meeting and teams, such as Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Oncology Committee , Department/Division meetings as needed, etc.
  • Manages assigned projects and tasks in a comprehensive and timely manner, with clear reporting of progress, obstacles and completion to the Director of Pharmacy.
  • Independent research, introduction and implementation of new programs, protocols and performance improvement related to area of specialty.
  • Works effectively with outpatient and inpatient managers to coordinate clinical and operational services, policies and procedures, etc. Contributes to the overall planning and success of the Clinical Specialty team.
  • Competent interpretation and review of appropriateness of all medication and medication related orders by physicians including thorough check for allergies, interactions, therapeutic interchange, contraindications, dosing, etc.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Education Qualifications

  • PhD Doctorate of Pharmacy Required

Experience Qualifications

  • 1-3 years Minimum 2 years hospital pharmacy with clinical oncology experience. Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication, project management
  • Pharmacy residency with strong oncology component

Licenses and Certifications

  • License to dispense Pharmaceuticals in the State of New Jersey Upon Hire Required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.