Department: Pharmacy - Outpatient
Job Number: 2
Date Posted: 02/08/2022
Position Type: Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Oncology Infusion
Rush University Medical Center is one of the country's leading medical centers pushing the boundaries of healthcare services with innovative, compassionate, and accountable team members. Are you ready to challenge and grow your skills, contribute to providing top quality patient care, and enhance your career? Rush is a diverse and inclusive culture, and offers a competitive salary, and a valuable compensation package including health, dental and vision benefits, retirement, health savings accounts, and tuition assistance to invest in your future.
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist under the direction of the Pharmacy Manager performs specified distributive and clinical pharmacy activities and related services as they pertain to providing safe and effective infusion therapies (in accordance with State, Federal and OSHA regulations) for the Rush Infusion Pharmacy and Cancer Center. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Receives, reviews, and verifies all new patient orders.
Provides consultation and answers inquiries from patients, families, physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding medications and their appropriate use.
Participates in Investigational Drug Services dispensing and workflows.
This role primarily services adult oncology patients in the ambulatory setting. This role also services other ambulatory clinics including, but not limited to, pediatric oncology, pediatric neurology, rheumatology, GI, urology, eye center, and multiple sclerosis.
Supervises, coordinates, directs and/or participates in the preparation of sterile intravenous admixtures, dispenses all pharmaceuticals and related supplies and equipment in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and standards of practice which govern the profession of pharmacy.
Processes and checks all medications, supplies and equipment prior to dispensing from the pharmacy. Process all orders in a timely fashion.
Maintains pharmacy records in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Maintains clinical skills and knowledge of pharmacotherapy by reviewing the literature and attending in-services, seminars, and conferences.
Accurately administers all procedures involved with the procurement, inventory control, record maintenance and distribution of investigational drugs.
Monitors drug therapy and communicates relevant findings to other health care professionals who are also responsible for patient care.
Supervises support personnel in the data entry process, filling and dispensing of prescriptions, proper storage, and adequate inventory control of drugs.
Participates in on-call rotation.
Participates in orientation/training programs for new personnel and current staff. Participates in the educational activities of pharmacy technicians and serves as a preceptor exposing them to all aspects of pharmacy practice.
Participates in departmental Quality Assurance activities.
Performs marketing support functions as requested.
Attends department meetings as scheduled.
Performs within the framework of the RUMC/HDM. L.L.C. policies and procedures.
Performs other tasks or special projects as assigned by management.
Position Qualifications Include:
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. (A Doctor of Pharmacy residency is desired.)
PGY2 trained in oncology or BCOP strongly preferred.
Currently licensed as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois.
Minimum of two years recent experience in an acute-care setting or one-year recent experience in home infusion therapy desired.
Experience and strong knowledge base in intravenous admixture services, intravenous drug therapy and chemotherapy is required.
Capable of assuming responsibility for evaluating and monitoring drug therapy relative to the total needs/problems of the ambulatory care patient in collaboration with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Must be able to work effectively with others to provide safe and effective drug therapy.
Ability to work in a fast paced, high-volume environment.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and quickly in responding to and resolving a wide range of problems.
Flexibility with work schedule.
Participation and membership in professional societies and organizations is desirable.
Excellent verbal and communication skills.
Dependable in attendance and job performance.
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
Rush University Medical Center was ranked among the top 20 best hospitals to work at in 2019 by Indeed.
All three hospitals in the Rush University System for Health have been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.