ONCOLOGY CLINICAL PHARMACIST SPECIALIST in San Diego, CA at Scripps Clinic - Encinitas

Date Posted: 1/28/2018

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Job Description

This position will provide pharmacy services in our Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center clinic infusion area supporting the production of both chemotherapy and biotherapy as well as non-hazardous infusion medications.  The pharmacist works closely with physicians and nursing in the provision of pharmaceutical care for our patients.  As the pharmacist, working in the oncology infusion clinic, the applicant will be expected to verify orders, enter medication orders, oversee technicians, work with providers on dosing, supportive regimens and drug use management under a collaborative practice agreement as well as oversee prior authorizations and billing for clinic medications.
Assumes clinical leadership responsibilities for pharmacy and pharmacy practice in their area of specialization. Collaborates with physicians and other health professionals to develop intervention strategies to maximize medication utilization related to area of specialization, including but not limited to medication guidelines, clinical pathways, core measures, education and policy development.
Provides collaborative pharmaceutical care with the respective specialized teams in identified patient care areas. Reviews and evaluates individual drug orders for appropriateness, safety, and cost. Documents the care provided to patients. Establishes methods to improve pharmaceutical care, meet identified department and system goals, develop and coordinate utilization reviews and prospective drug use audits and identify and assure collection of pertinent metrics for area of specialization. Assures regulatory compliance in area of specialization. Precepts students and residents.
Participates in quality assurance efforts for area of specialization. Provides education, training and competency sign off in area of specialization. Participates in research, publication and presentations at state and national organizations. Actively participates in multidisciplinary committees providing clinical expertise and evidence based data to assist in guiding value based practices, developing and deploying standardized treatment regimens protocols and developing and monitoring Quality Assurance / Performance Improvement initiatives.

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Job Requirements

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: BS Pharmacy or Pharm.D. Degree. 3-5 years’ experience in Hospital pharmacy practice and Clinical pharmacy practice (inpatient or ambulatory) in area of Oncology.

Required Certification/Registration: California Pharmacist License, AHA BLS for the health care provider and ACLS certifications required prior to being trained to respond to codes. Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or other nationally accredited certification within 2 years of hire

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency on Oncology preferred.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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