Job Description


National Jewish Health/National Jewish Health - Northern Oncology Clinic/Northern Hematology

Thornton, CO

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Work Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 pm

Req # 13446

 

Position Summary

Responsible for coordinating clinical oncology pharmacy services and verifying that the pharmacy provides optimal clinical services on a daily basis. Ensures safety in compounding, preparing and dispensing chemotherapy to patients. Facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of appropriate, safe, cost-effective drug therapies.


Essential Duties

  1. Reviews, interprets physician orders/prescriptions and dispenses accurate medications for patients, in compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, pertaining to the practice of pharmacy, and performs compounding of medications as required.
  2. Performs therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacokinetic analysis to advise medical staff on safe and efficacious drug therapy.
  3. Consults with medical / nursing staff to verify safe, appropriate, cost-effective, age-specific medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Monitors drug therapy regimens for allergies, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, and adverse drug reactions, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications
  4. Prepares chemotherapy medications according to established policies, procedures and guidelines verifying the correct dose is verified and dispensed. Monitors chemotherapy drug regimens for allergies, contraindications and appropriateness of dose. 
  5. Manages drug inventory and ordering to ensure the appropriate medications are readily available for patients.
  6. Prepares and assures the accurate and efficient preparation of intravenous solutions, injectable immunotherapy, intravenous immunoglobulin, intravenous antibiotics, and other medication for intravenous therapy, and verifies dosage amounts for the patients’ age and intravenous compatibilities are accurately determined.
  7. Counsels patients/customers in a manner honoring patient confidentiality on medication use and storage.
  8. Performs competencies (including age-specific competencies) as identified through the departmental competency program.  Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for the customer served.
  9. Performs formal and informal continuing education on drug therapy to medical, nursing and pharmacy staff as needed.

Other Duties

  1. Performs as a back up to main campus and off-site locations as needed. 
  2. Leads the work of Chemotherapy Pharmacy Technicians.

Competencies

  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  2. Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  3. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  4. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  5. Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
  6. Energy: Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  7. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  8. Perseverance/Resourcefulness: Accesses and utilizes available resources inside and outside the company.

 

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
None

    Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: B.S. Pharmacy degree, required. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D). Degree preferred.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of two (2) or more years of recent and related experience in clinical pharmacy practice, with demonstrated proficiency in pharmacokinetics and chemotherapy preparation.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Colorado Pharmacist License required. Must obtain Board Certification in Oncology within four years of hire. 

 

 

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