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Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology

Penn State Health
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Hematology / Oncology
Work Setting
Health System
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Responsible for providing the prospective evaluation and monitoring of drug therapy and make patient specific recommendations to improve pharmacotherapy outcomes for specialty clinic patients and outpatient groups. Provide education regarding drug therapy to health care professionals, patients and caregivers as well as instruct and educate pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The percentage of time spent performing essential functions is 95%.Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

Perform all of the functions of an Outpatient Specialty Pharmacist.

Participate in the multidisciplinary care of specialty clinic patients with physicians/prescribers and other health care professionals. Monitor patient therapy including side effects, laboratory values, patient outcomes, medication reconciliation, and answering of drug information questions initiated by the medical team. Optimize therapy, decreasing risk of adverse effects, and improve cost by recommending appropriate changes in aspects of medication therapy including choice of drug, dose, frequency, and duration. Provide education to patients/caregivers regarding medication therapy. Provide clinical monitoring of patients while meeting accreditation measures. Assist with prior authorization, appeals and peer to peer processes for your provider team. Work with your provider teams to increase medication adherence and positive outcomes. Decrease adverse events and side effects by providing regular monitoring and assessments with patients via telephone or in clinic.

Instruct and educate medical and pharmacy residents and students, including precepting of pharmacy students and residents.

Assure compliance with Drug Use guidelines by monitoring patient therapy and assessment of appropriate guidelines Collect and analyze data specific to patient therapeutic category. Participate in accreditation and program growth initiatives.

Review and interpret medical literature and apply conclusions to specific patient situations to develop the most practical and evidence-based recommendation to optimize drug therapy.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Offers:

  • Exceptional benefits with no waiting period
  • Multiple time off programs to ensure our team members enjoy strong life/work balance
  • Outstanding tuition programs to provide the resources needed for our employees to achieve their career goals
  • 401k with company match
  • Competitive Total Rewards program 
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