Pharmacist

  • Confluence Health
  • 1201 South Miller Street Wenatchee Washington 98801 United States
  • Posted: Mar 17, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Position Summary:
 
The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist position at WVH is a hybrid position between an inpatient clinical pharmacist and outpatient oncology infusion pharmacist.
 
The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist will review oncology and other infusion therapy treatment regimens for patients for three outpatient clinic locations and be involved in the supervision of compounding and delivery of these medications.  The pharmacy services the greater Wenatchee area as well as satellite clinics in two rural cities, Omak and Moses Lake. The Oncology team is composed of physicians, nurse practitioners, social work, palliative care, hospice services, nurse navigators, research, financial services and pharmacy. The Wenatchee pharmacy will have approximately 60 patients per day, with Moses Lake and Omak averaging 20 and 25 patients respectively.  The current pharmacy team is looking for an oncology pharmacist who is motivated to lead new projects, participate in committees, be an oncology preceptor, provide educational talks and become the point person for all oncology needs.
 
During inpatient hospital shifts, the pharmacist will fill orders for medications/distribution, monitor patient medication therapies, and provide drug information during multidisciplinary rounds. The patient population consists of Rehabilitation post stroke, post-operative, Hospice, Respite and medical overflow from the sister hospital, Central.  The clinical pharmacist will be responsible for supervising direct support personnel involved in both hospital and clinic operations. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a clinical pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager.
 
Day shift with variable times including 8- and 10-hour shifts. 
 
Position Reports To: Pharmacy Manager
 
Essential Functions:
  • During outpatient oncology shifts, the clinical pharmacist is responsible for evaluating patient treatment regimens, verifying electronic orders for oncology and other infusions, supervision of sterile compounding, assuring all medications are dispensed safely and in accordance with Confluence Health policies and procedures, providing drug information to oncologists and nursing staff.
  • During inpatient pharmacy shifts, the clinical pharmacist is responsible for maintaining the day to day workflow of the hospital pharmacy. Duties include but are not limited to: medication reconciliation, providing drug information, attending rounds, management of collaborative drug therapy protocols, medication order entry, and assuring safe use of all medications. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision and handle stress appropriately.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions (multi-task) and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.
  • Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests.
  • Ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).
  • Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of a variety of patients.
  • Ability to travel for Omak Clinic staffing needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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    Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

    Qualifications:
    Required:
    • Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Washington by start date.
    • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS Pharmacy, or PharmD.
    • Completion of an ASHP accredited residency, Board Certification in a pharmacy specialty, Board Certification in Oncology or eligibility within one year of hire.
     
    Desired:
    • Completion of an ASHP accredited oncology residency.
    • Board Certification in Oncology
    • A minimum of 3 years health system experience with an emphasis in Oncology.
     
     
    Physical/Sensory Demands:
    O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
    F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.
    C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.

    Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:
    • Walking – F
    • Sitting/Standing - C
    • Reaching: Shoulder Height - F
    • Reaching: Above shoulder height - F
    • Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
    • Climbing - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - F
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
    • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
    • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
    • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
    • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - F
    • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
    • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
    • Crawling/Kneeling - O
    • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - O
    • Twisting/Turning - O
    • Repetitive Movement - F
    Working Conditions:  
     
    Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials. Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions). Potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.
     
    Job Classification:
    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    Hourly/Salary: Hourly

    Physical Exposures for This Position:
    • Unprotected Heights – No
    • Heat – No
    • Cold – No
    • Mechanical Hazards – No
    • Hazardous Substances – Yes
    • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential –Yes
    • Lighting – Yes
    • Noise – Yes
    • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation – No
    • Infectious Diseases – Yes