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LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Clinical Pharmacist / Internal Medicine - Oncology

Expire Date: 
Fri, 11/21/2014
Department: 
Pharmacy
Work Schedule: 
42 hours/week
Requirements: 

 Must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accredited School of Pharmacy.
 Completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) with experience in Oncology.
 A specialized clinical residency in oncology is preferred.
 Board certification is preferred.
 Licensed as a pharmacist in Lebanon.

Required Skills: 

 Maintains competency in unique aspects of drug therapy for oncology patients.
 Displays evidence of leadership in pharmacy practice and professional associations.
 Displays evidence of expertise in education/training of students and residents.
 Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
 Excellent verbal and written English skills. French is a plus.
 Demonstrates working knowledge of safety standards.
 Possesses the ability to work effectively as a team player.
 Problem-solving skills.
 Possesses multitasking skills and is highly organized.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

 Round as a member of the Hematology Oncology team.
 Verify the accuracy and process all medication orders in pediatrics and adult patients receiving chemotherapy and supportive care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Verify the accuracy and process medication orders on select Internal Medicine Floors.
 Prevent, detect and resolve medication related problems and provide evidence based patient specific drug information and disease state management.
 Participate in clinical guideline development, implementation and assessment, disease management and drug use programs as identified and in coordination with the Clinical Coordinator.
 Identify process improvement initiative to avoid preventable errors and improve patient safety related outcomes.
 Participate in financial management initiatives for the chemotherapy.
 Demonstrate teamwork with the Pharmacy to ensure that medication and chemotherapy distribution is communicated and delivered timely, safely and effectively.
 Serve on hospital committees pertaining to Hematology/ Oncology
 Collaborate on the achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
 Participate in teaching of students and residents.
 Attend/participate in pharmacy conferences and grand rounds.
 Respect and adhere to the mission, vision, and values of LAUMC-RH.
 Provide staffing support and on call duties to the inpatient pharmacy on an as needed basis.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
 Round as a consistent member of the multidisciplinary team
 Develop a medication management routine:
o Assess the current medication management:
 Develop medication therapy goals
 Identify, prioritize, manage and prevent medication related problems (MRPs)
o Develop, implement and follow up on the medication plan
o Communicate with patient/health care professionals
o Document in patient charts when applicable
 Participate with the Clinical Coordinator and Pharmacy Department in implementing pharmacy initiatives.
 Follow a consistent method of evaluating/recommending the appropriate use of high alert medications such as pain medications.
 Assist in the management of side effects secondary to oncology treatment.
 Evaluate prospectively drug therapy for appropriate indications, dosage, drug interactions, and drug allergies.
 Monitor the patient’s pharmacotherapeutic regimen for effectiveness and adverse drug events and intervene accordingly.
 Evaluate parenteral nutrition in collaboration with the clinical dietician and recommend modifications as indicated to optimize nutritional regimen.
 Reconcile medications (prescription, OTC products and supplements) upon admission and discharge to determine if any findings may impact patient care.
 Counsel patients prior to receiving chemotherapy and on discharge medications as necessary.
 Provide specific pharmacokinetic monitoring when a targeted drug is prescribed.
 Develop, review, update and implement pharmacy protocols, policies, order forms and clinical guidelines
 Participate with the Clinical Coordinator, Clinical team and Pharmacy Department in evaluating and measuring the impact of newly implemented processes.
 Develop and maintain an Oncology Competency for pharmacy staff and technicians.
 Serve as a liaison with medical staff and clinical coordinator to educate health care professionals with regards to pharmacotherapy related issues.
• Serve as key drug information resource for medical, nursing and pharmacy staff, as related to oncology pharmacotherapy.
 Provide timely investigation and corrective action to incidents and adverse drug events.
 Document and report on clinical interventions and cost avoidance as part of the justification for the position/service.
 Collaborate with pharmacy, nursing, medical staff and the hospital administration on standards for accreditation
 Manage performance improvement activities and quality assurance for pharmacy-related issues in oncology.
 Develop process improvements to reduce drug errors and preventable ADEs.
 Generate reports on the analysis of Key Performance Indicators and quality measures. Develop process improvements to reduce drug errors and preventable ADEs.
• Determine specific chemotherapy needs of the department including par levels in coordination with Chief of Pharmacy.
• Maintain the drug formulary for agents used primarily in the oncology setting, including consultation to hospital committees, such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics when oncology pharmacotherapy issues are discussed.
• Evaluate how drug costs may be minimized through appropriate use and implementation of cost-optimization measures.
• Contribute to improving pharmacy information technology when applicable.
 Fill in for pharmacy staff when needed and address on-call duties.
 Assist the Clinical Coordinator in aspects of student orientation and education.
 Participate in pharmacy conferences and Grand Rounds.
 Participate in clinical research and contribute to pharmacy/medical literature.
 Perform other duties pertinent to this job as appropriate or as required.

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