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Oncology Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Sun City, ArizonaDepartment Name: Pharmacy-ClinicWork Shift: DayJob Category:PharmacyPharmacy careers are better at Banner Health. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your career today and your future. If you are looking to leverage your abilities - apply today. -As an Oncology Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, you will be responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical services in the care of oncology patients as a member of a multidisciplinary team at the Northwest Valley Cancer Center, a department of Banner Thunderbird. This collaborative approach means our patients get the best treatment possible: a comprehensive plan tailored to them. On the forefront of prevention, treatment and research, our oncology services work tirelessly for our patients dealing with all types of cancer. From detection and diagnosis to treatment and bedside care, we work to make our patients' lives better as we aim to prevent and cure cancer.As an Oncology Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, you will collaborate with our team of pharmacists, nurses, APPs, and physicians to provide supportive and direct patient care for medical oncology patients. The Oncology Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist in our infusion pharmacy will participate in a wide variety of responsibilities that includes collaboratively evaluating treatment regimens and supportive care for patients with cancer, reviewing medication orders for appropriateness and completeness and ensuring the continuity in the quality of patient care through process improvement. You will also work directly with our provider team to provide safe and effective care. You will be supported by chemotherapy trained Pharmacy Technicians, Staff Oncology Pharmacists, Clinical Oncology Pharmacists, and an Associate Director of Pharmacy. This is a full time, day shift, salaried position, working five 8-hour shifts within the hours of 6:00am-5:00pm. Schedule is subject to change based on business needs. If you are enthusiastic about providing the best care possible to our patients, please apply today!Banner Health's premier West Valley Level I Trauma for adults and Tertiary Care destination for all ages. Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (BTMC) and Banner Children's Hospital at Thunderbird provide a preferred destination for surgical, oncological, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedic, pediatric, and women and infant services achieved through best-in-class 5-star CMS rating to provide patients with high quality, safe care for the best possible experience. Our campus is one of the largest campuses in the Banner network with over 3000 employees. BTMC was voted Best of the Best in 2023 by Banner Health out of 30 hospitals. This is the most prestigious award one of our largest hospitals can receive for consistently meeting our annual targets. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.POSITION SUMMARYThis 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. This position 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 FUNCTIONS1. 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.7. Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.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 include board certification through the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (e.g. BCPS, BCOP). Board certification must be active and maintained.For pharmacists providing care in Investigational Drug Services, the ASHP Investigational Drug Service Certificate will be allowed. Candidates who are not Board Certified will be given 24 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.Incumbents in Arizona are also required to provide the AZ Board of Pharmacy Wallet Card at time of hire.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.EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/VeteransOur organization supports a drug-free work environment.Privacy Policy

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