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Pharmacist - Oncology

Company: Lee Health
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

Gulfcoast Medical Center Lee Health Seeking 2 (two) Oncology Pharmacists Oncology is coming to Gulfcoast Medical Center from Lee Memorial Hospital in late spring 2020 We are seeking 2 (two) experienced oncology pharmacists to start in April to facilitate the transition and to train staff . This is a decentralized position where the candidate will work directly with Oncology care givers using an interdisciplinary team based, patient centered approach to delivering the best possible outcomes. The addition of Oncology presents us with some of the highest acuity patients seen in acute care. The pharmacist is responsible for the preparation, dispensing, and monitoring of medications used throughout the facility. The pharmacist is expected to sustain an environment for the safe, rational, effective, and efficient use of medications prescribed to patients of all age groups. Pharmacists are responsible for the direct supervision of technical support personnel. All job duties shall be performed in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws, applicable regulatory agency standards, professional practice standards, and policies and procedures of the health system/pharmacy department. MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT • Accurately and efficiently v erifies or transcribes medication orders into patient medication profiles. Assesses all orders for completeness to ensure that appropriate medications, dosages, dosage intervals, route of administration and special instructions/order comments have been accurately transcribed. • Effectively utilizes the patient medication profile, pertinent lab data, or other drug monitoring parameters to screen for drug allergies, significant drug interactions, contraindications, therapeutic duplications, and proper dosage with respect to age and other patient-specific parameter. Maintains and updates accurate and complete information in the patient medication profile with relevant patient specific information (allergies, height, weight, FYI notations. • Ensures the clinical appropriateness of medication prescribing and reconciles and resolves any drug-related problems directly with the prescriber. Responds appropriately to clinical alerts for allergies, interactions and therapeutic duplications. Recommends additions or modifications to drug therapy regimens and corresponding monitoring plans to prescribers Actively participates in medication reconciliation efforts for oncology and palliative care patients. • Actively and consistently participates in supporting departmental clinical service activities which includes: --> Providing drug information, clinical consultation, and clarifications of drug therapy to healthcare professionals. --> Detecting, assessing and concisely reporting adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and good catches in the incident reporting system. --> Consistently documenting relevant clinical consultations (iVents) and clinical notes in the electronic medical record. --> Effectively dosing medications per pharmacokinetic and renal dosing protocols. Monitors and interprets appropriate clinical data and recommends rational dosing changes when necessary. --> Upholding the pharmacy formulary, therapeutic substitution protocols, and other specific drug protocols as required. --> Attending interdisciplinary patient care rounds, providing in-service education to patients, healthcare practitioners, or other community groups and serving as a Pharmacy representative for other committee --> Facilitating compliance with applicable medication related core measures --> Participates in Pharmacist to Patient Medication Education (PPME) activities and documents completion in appropriate section in medical record PHARMACY WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT • Demonstrates initiative and is proactive in effectively and efficiently following through on problems and pertinent operational issues requiring immediate attention/resolution. Does not leave unresolved problems for co-workers or next shift and facilitates communication of handoffs of relevant patient care issues. Uses sound judgment to make effective decisions. Effectively uses time management skills. • Verifies the accuracy and labeling of all medications that are prepared, repackaged, compounded, and dispensed from the pharmacy. Accurately prepares, reconstitutes, dilutes, calculates, and measures doses of parenteral medications according to USP 797 guidelines and professional standards of aseptic technique. Instructs staff on the proper/safe handling of chemotherapy agents. • Effectively oversees, directs, and prioritizes the activities of pharmacy technicians and accurately checks all work completed by support personnel. Effectively supervises operations of the pharmacy department when supervising personnel are not on duty. Performs routine clerical duties and pharmacy technician responsibilities, as staffing needs dictate. • Ensures the appropriate storage, accountability, and security of medications throughout the facility by supervising or conducting monthly nursing unit inspections or nursing unit rounds. Actively participates in inventory control and materials management functions of the department including compassionate medication program patients. Assists in maintaining adequate levels of medications and supplies in active dispensing areas, rotating stock, and reordering of medications/supplies. Receives, issues, inventories, maintains accurate records, and executes appropriate controls for the distribution and storage of controlled substances throughout the facility. Prepare for the move of your life . Lee Health is the 4 th largest not-for-profit public health system in the country . We celebrate 100 years of care to our community, and we continue our growth at
Gulfcoast Medical Center.

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