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Manager of Oncology and Infusion Pharmacy Services

Job ID 8126708 Date posted 05/17/2018

Position Summary: The Manager of Oncology & Infusion Pharmacy Services will manage all oncology & infusion pharmacy services using approved protocols in collaboration with other health professionals, including supervision of the preparation of commercial IV admixtures and continuous quality improvement. Independent thinking and decision-making is required. Performs these duties across all Infusion Pharmacies.

Essential Job functions:

  • Manage all Oncology & Infusion Pharmacy Services staff that process and review all treatment orders accurately and efficiently. Verify appropriateness during order entry. Assure that all medications meet the highest standards in quality and preparation of final dosage form, neatness and labeling.

  • Understands the functions of each institutional and pharmacy information system and demonstrates an ability to effectively use each system. Anticipates and corrects problems and performs appropriate follow up.

  • Manages all Oncology & Infusion Pharmacy Services staff in production of all types of admixtures, verifies accuracy of procedures, ensures accurate labeling and doses prior to prepared doses leaving the area.

  • Manages time efficiently to maintain high productivity of all Oncology & Infusion Pharmacy Services staff through oversight of daily operations.

  • Establishes and maintains effective communication with pharmacy staff members, other health care disciplines and patients providing drug information.

  • Participate in medication safety initiatives in collaboration with the National Director of Pharmacy Services.

  • Teaches and instructs pharmacy and ancillary staff on proper chemotherapy regimen interpretation, order validation, drug preparation and monitoring parameters

  • Manages all Oncology & Infusion Pharmacy Services staff that reviews patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions as required.

  • Manages all Oncology & Infusion Pharmacy Services staff that conducts patient medication history inquiries and drug information requests upon referral from physicians and other medical personnel.

    • Analyzes and employs a systematic, efficient, and thorough procedure for retrieving drug information.
    • Formulates response and follows up consistently on drug information recommendations and assesses effectiveness.

  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, or evaluate the quality or effectiveness of drugs or drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications or characteristics.
  • Communicates and documents findings with prescribers and provides appropriate alternatives to current treatment plans as needed in the EHR.

  • Identifies, resolves, and prevents potential and actual medication-related problems including: untreated indications, improper drug selection, sub-therapeutic dosage, overdose, failure to receive medication, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and medication without indication.

General Job functions:

  • Develops and participates in operational and clinical projects as determined by current departmental needs and ongoing projects.
  • Assures ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided.
  • Other job duties as required.

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job, taking distance and speed into account
  • Working under a Biological Safety Cabinet as needed when staff on PTO to compound both hazardous and nonhazardous sterile preparations
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers
  • Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking)
  • Balance is maintained during climbing, bending and/or reaching

Environmental Risks:

  • Chemicals, Chemotherapy, and Fumes
Job Requirements

Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:

  • Pharm D. required
  • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Certification: Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist preferred.
  • OR State Board of Pharmacy licensed required
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing required.
  • Experience with Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail).
  • Experience with Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment required.
  • Prior Oncology Pharmacy experience: 2 to 4 years minimum, 5+ years preferred
  • Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.

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