• Indiana University Health - Merged site
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital Bloomington Indiana 47403 US
  • Jan 10, 2019
Other Professional

Job Description

The Clinical Pharmacist provides comprehensive medication management services that integrate clinical services, order management, patient/staff education and research.  Clinical pharmacists are responsible for improving the patient's experience, safety and achieving positive clinical and financial outcomes. BCOP or working towards BCOP strongly preferred; Oncology experience strongly preferred



§   Clinical Performance

o    Provide advanced clinical skills and input to the care of oncology patients

o    Provide expert advice, at a specialist level, on pharmaceutical matters in oncology to patients, staff, and physicians

o    Optimizes patient care outcomes by actively reviewing patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, and potential drug interactions

o    Provides appropriate monitoring for laboratories and therapeutic outcomes per best evidence, up-to-date clinical guidelines, and/or primary literature

o    Provides patient counseling to oncology patients

o    Participates in the drug therapy management of medical emergencies, hypersensitivities and infusion reactions

o    Provides drug information to health care professionals and to patients

o    Documents clinical interventions and cost avoidance

§   Problem Identification and Resolution

o    Communicates and documents problem detection, relevant findings, recommendations, and necessary follow-up

o    Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber, documents any pharmacy records, and communicates medication order changes as needed

o    Detects, monitors, documents and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors

§   Drug Distributive Activities/Financial Activities

o    Oversees oncology drug distribution for timely delivery of chemotherapy treatment to patients

o    Work with clinical research coordinators to maintain records, inventory, and dispensing of clinical trial drugs

o    Ensure accurate and timely charging, assist with prior authorizations, peer to peer reviews, and clinical expertise to ensure procurement of oncology medications

o    Promotes the use of formulary drugs by converting non-formulary orders to formulary drugs when possible

o    Helps to coordinate procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary

o    Conducts target drug programs and drug usage evaluations as needed and reports results as requested

o    Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by promoting cost effective regimens, drugs, and by reducing waste

§   Other

o    Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment

o    In-depth knowledge of treatment of the oncology patient and oncology therapeutics is preferred

o    Maintains competency in unique aspects of drug therapy for the patients to whom they provide care, including general competencies related to all patients

  • Active Indiana Pharmacist License required.
  • American Heart Association ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Certification required.
  • American Heart Association PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) required.
  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or another BPS specialty is preferred. ,
  • Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an accredited School of Pharmacy required.
  • Five years of professional experience demonstrating both direct patient care activities and practice management activities and/or successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency required.