Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacist-Oncology Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:222071
Greater Salt Lake area

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Job Description

This position advances oncology pharmacy clinical practice and patient care across Intermountain Healthcare. This pharmacist promotes evidence-based and patient-centric practice as well as minimizes waste and resource over utilization while improving patient outcomes.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides medication therapy management for patients being treated for cancer, which includes reviewing antineoplastic medication orders for accuracy and appropriateness as part of an interdisciplinary care team.
  • Serves as an oncology pharmacist expert responsible for guiding appropriate use of antineoplastics and supportive care medications throughout Intermountain.
  • Assists in the management of adverse effects related to antineoplastic medications.
  • Participates in medication safety efforts related to oncology including medication error event review.
  • Educates patients and health care professionals on medication therapy including antineoplastics and supportive care therapies.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of evidence-based protocols, clinical pathways, and guidelines.
  • Conducts medication-use evaluations and other quality assurance projects to ensure the clinically appropriate and judicious use of antineoplastic medications.
  • Provides formulary management support related to antineoplastic medications in coordination with the Drug Information Service and medication oversight committees.
  • Collaborates with the Drug Information Service, Supply Chain Organization, and other facility-based leaders to manage and mitigate the impact of medication shortages affecting patients with cancer.
  • Actively collaborates in or conducts research with the intent of publishing findings to contribute to the scientific body of knowledge.
  • Acts as a preceptor for pharmacy learners.
  • Collaborates with the Oncology Clinical Program, clinical informatics, institutional review board, precision genomics, and other relevant groups to advance oncology pharmacy practice and patient care at Intermountain.

Posting Specifics

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: 40 hours a week.
  • Department: Pharmacy Services, located at the Sorenson Building, Suite 100 (1st floor), 4393 South Riverboat Road, Taylorsville, UT 84123.

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
  • Current license to practice pharmacy in the state of Utah or eligible to obtain prior to start date.
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • At least one of the following: completion of a postgraduate specialty residency in oncology pharmacy practice;or completion of four years of practice experience (post-pharmacist licensure) with at least 50% of time spent conducting oncology pharmacy activities;or completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency plus two years of additional experience (post-pharmacist licensure) with at least 50% of time spent conducting oncology pharmacy activities.
  • Effective communication and project management skills.
  • Experience interpreting and utilizing data.
  • Experience teaching, guiding, and mentoring other professionals and learners.

Physical Requirements

  • Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, monitors, etc. and to see to identify equipment and supplies and to utilize a wide variety of information including organizing and completing documentation and forms, accessing and entering computer information, and identifying needs and urgent issues.
  • Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.
  • Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.
  • May require lifting and transporting objects and office supplies, bending, kneeling and reaching.

Preferred Requirements

  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification as an oncology pharmacist (BCOP).
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology advanced practitioner certification in oncology.
  • Experience working in an integrated health care delivery system.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 40

Primary Work Location Sorenson Building

Expertise Pharmacy

Job Type Full Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City, US-UT-Taylorsville