Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology

Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, Connecticut, US
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
Health System
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. The Specialty Clinical Pharmacist II supports the vision, mission, and goals of YNHHS and the Department of Pharmacy and demonstrates proficiency in all basic clinical pharmacist skills. The Specialty Clinical Pharmacist II must have met all general requirements of the specialty clinical pharmacist position, in addition to requirements as set forth by the department Career Ladder.EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

1.1. Customer Service Quality 1.1. Demonstrate and promote CHAMP behaviors 1.2. Provide excellent customer service to patients and other healthcare team members, with attention to the needs of all staff, with positive feedback from staff and co-workers 1.3. Provide medication counseling to patients and families, as applicable to work area 1.4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills 1.5. Demonstrate ability to escalate issues to management and/or collaborating prescribers as appropriate2.2. Medication Management 2.1. Conduct timely, accurate medication order review that considers all patient characteristics including laboratory values and vital signs 2.2. Provide medication therapy monitoring for assigned patients, adjusting medication therapy based on patient factors 2.3. Develop an effective interdisciplinary relationship with the health care team, with attendance medical rounds (where applicable) 2.4. Act as a source of medication information for the health care team, providing at least one documented educational inservice to nursing or provider staff 2.5. Participate in patient-centered initiatives 2.6. Ensure clinical continuity where applicable to work area 2.7. Consistently document interventions within the medical record3.3. Medication Preparation and Distribution 3.1. Demonstrate competency in pharmacy automation and technology as applicable to work area 3.2. Oversee sterile and non-sterile compounding to ensure compliance with regulatory statutes (e.g. USP Chapters), as applicable to work area 3.3. Oversee medication distribution/dispensing process in work area, to ensure safe, effective, timely medication distribution/dispensing 3.4. Demonstrate competency in and oversee controlled substance management, including monitoring and documentation4.4. Medication Safety, Regulatory Affairs, and Quality Assurance 4.1. Adhere to all departmental policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines 4.2. Adhere to appropriate state and federal regulations 4.3. Report medication events and near misses 4.4. Demonstrate HRO principles and conduct in all interactions with patients and staff 4.5. Participate in quality assurance activities5.5. Leadership 5.1. Provide education and training to other pharmacy staff members, pharmacy students and residents, and health care team members, via educational inservice or as a preceptor 5.2. Participate in professional development activities 5.3. Participate in departmental and interdepartmental, and system projects and committees 5.4. Attend departmental staff meetings 5.5. Oversee pharmacy staff as necessary in work area 5.6. Participate in department or hospital-sponsored community service and volunteer events 5.7. Demonstrate membership within a local or national pharmacy society6.6. Financial/Volume Results 6.1. Contribute to departmental cost-reduction/revenue generation 6.2. Participate in pharmacist-driven cost management protocols where applicable 6.3. Provide cost-effective clinical care7.The pharmacist has successfully completed an immunization training program that complies with the requirements of section 20-633-3 and section 20-633-4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies

EDUCATIONGraduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S. or PharmD degreeEXPERIENCECompletion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency or equivalent experience is preferred, but not required. Minimum of two years of relevant experience specific to practice area is required.LICENSUREConnecticut Pharmacist Licensure required, active and without restrictions. If required, will be responsible for obtaining out of state licenses to register for non-resident pharmacy licenses. BLS (Basic Life Support) certified or obtained within 6 months of hire. Immunization certified or obtained within 6 months of hire.SPECIAL SKILLSThis individual should demonstrate in depth knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics, and understand pharmacy systems of drug distribution and formulary management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with others are required. Must have expertise in patient management.PHYSICAL DEMANDTravel to care sites for meetings may be required

Additional Information:
PGY experience strongly preferred and Board Certification or Eligible in Oncology.

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