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Senior Pharmacist - Clinical Oncology

Job ID SMCS-1923987 Date Posted 11/25/2019 Location Sacramento, California Schedule/Shift Full Time / Day
Position Overview:
Delivers pharmaceutical care to oncology patients in both the inpatient and infusion clinic setting through the provision of patient-centered clinical service, therapeutic medication monitoring, protocol management, medication information, education and performance improvement that ensures safe, effective, and cost efficient medication therapy. Under the direction of the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, the Oncology Senior Pharmacist works collaboratively with hematology and oncology physicians and nursing staff to provide quality patient care appropriate for the patient’s oncologic diagnosis, prescribed treatment, age group and other identified needs. The pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to hematology/oncology patients to assure safe and effective drug therapy. The pharmacist coordinates the drug therapy process on hematology/oncology patient population which may include any of all of the following activities: drug selection, drug information, dosing, monitoring, outcomes management and patient education/counseling. Provides support for the development of the Oncology module in the Electronic Health Record. Participates in the Bone Marrow Transplant Steering Committee and Palliative Care Team. Mentors Pharmacists in clinical patient services. Also functions as a staff Pharmacist.

Education/ Knowledge, including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration:
  • Graduate from a college of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. PharmD required.
  • Completion of Post Graduate Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Oncology Residency or Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) certification required.
  • Licensed as a Pharmacist (R.Ph) in the state of California.
Medication Use Evaluation Procedures, Therapeutic Medication Monitoring (including antibiotic, anti-seizure and immune suppressants) and quality improvement process. In-depth knowledge of patient/healthcare information systems. Knowledge of current trends and issues in adult and pediatric oncology pharmaceutical care. Requires an in depth knowledge and the ability to apply legal requirements and accreditation standards including TJC (The Joint Commission), Title XXII, DHS, DEA, FDA, FACT and USP.
Previous experience in an appropriate setting (e.g. as a hospital/acute care oncology pharmacist) is desired. Experience training and mentoring others is desired.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, delegation skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Works in a complex and dynamic environment and takes appropriate actions in emergent situations. Communicates in an effective, tactful and diplomatic manner. Demonstrates leadership skills and supervisory abilities. Must have communication and project management skills. Must have the skills to produce accurate work results within established timeframes.
Physical Requirements:
Ability to communicate verbally and be understood in person or on the telephone. Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Possesses visual and auditory acuity, as well as manual dexterity. Frequent repetitive motions of hands and arms. Occasional climbing, lifting and carrying 25-30 pounds.
Access to Protected Health Information:
The protected health information this position can access is all medical record information. This position requires this patient health information in order to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.

Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

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