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Employee Type:
PRN
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Work Shift:
Day - 8 hour shift (United States of America)

Join Team Tidelands and help people live better lives through better health!

Position Summary:

The oncology specialist pharmacist oversees the supervisory, distributive, and clinical functions of the pharmacy including the prompt and accurate checking and monitoring of physician orders, patient medication profiles, and completed prescriptions. Accurate drug information is promptly provided to patients. Assists Pharmacy Leadership in their duties to maximize the performance of the department and to implement and improve the pharmacy department, the hospital system, and the community at large. Duties delegated by leadership are accurately and promptly completed.

In addition to the pharmacists' responsibilities:
• Assists pharmacy leadership in supporting and maintaining goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the pharmacy department in order to provide and contribute to positive patient outcomes while maintaining patient safety and confidentiality.
• Assists in maintaining a current and cost-effective medication and supply inventory through documented oncology initiatives ensuring education and compliance of clinical initiatives. Participates in maintaining and following medication protocols.
• Maintains the quality assurance programs of the department, inclusive of Joint Commission, Board of Pharmacy, CMS, and other external quality initiatives.
• Flexes schedule and location to other clinics to cover another team member's PTO if needed.
• Develops pharmacy topics and education for oncology and pharmacy.
• Serves as preceptor and mentor to pharmacy students during their clinical experiential programs.
• Actively participates in ADE/Med Error reporting in VERGE.
• Responsible for the direct supervision of oncology technicians including:

o Adherence to USP 797/800 sterile and hazardous medication compounding standards

o Scheduling, call outs, and PTO requests

o Managing supply and medication inventory

o Monthly unit inspections
• Supports the goals, objectives, and processes that come from the Pharmacy shared governance teams
• The oncology pharmacy specialist must be willing to and maintain the ability to perform complex compounding of chemotherapeutic agents in lieu of an oncology pharmacist technician being available.
• Works with patient financial liaison and billing & compliance technician to reconcile recovered medications via patient assistance programs.
• Works with wholesale representative and billing & compliance technician to ensure contract compliance when purchasing medications.
• Participates with nursing for daily huddles and will address all pharmacy, nursing, and patient issues.
• Actively seeks and out and interacts with patients during their treatment for counseling
• Review all biannual hood inspections and monthly unit inspections and reconcile any deficiencies with Pharmacy Leadership in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Prior experience in sterile compounding pharmacy or infusion therapy pharmacy required. Prior specific experience with preparation and administration of sterile IV compounds required. Prior experience in oncology specialty infusion therapy preferred. Prior experience in supervisor level or comparable oversight responsibility preferred.

Education: Graduate of an ACPE-accredited school of Pharmacy

Licenses/Certifications: Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of South Carolina. Board Certified in Oncology Pharmacy preferred.

Knowledge/Skills: Ability to work under direct or minimal supervision and handle stress appropriately required.

Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff required. Ability to handle frequent interruptions & adapt to changes in workload and schedule required. Ability to adapt quickly & calmly to changing situations required. Ability to multi-task & problem-solve required. Ability to set priorities, makes decisions, and responds quickly to emergency requests required. Communication, supervisory, organizational, learning and minimal teaching skills essential to the proper performance of the duties assigned required. Strong Patient/ Customer satisfaction skills required Requires independent decision-making, clinical judgment, and in-depth knowledge of oncology and therapeutics. Ability to focus on financially cost-conscious, yet clinically effective care required.

Other: Must possess good written communication skills and above average verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable presenting information to physicians, pharmacists, and nurses (and respond to their questions). Must be a good listener and an active meeting participant. Must be adept at researching drug information questions, analyzing data and information from several sources, and providing answers that meet the needs of the patients in terms of timeliness, depth and communication format. Must possess above average reasoning skills.

Must possess a basic knowledge of pharmaceutical clean room maintenance, sterile medication compounding, a working knowledge of USP 797 and USP 800 standards, as well as a basic knowledge of chemotherapeutic medications and treatment standards.

Physical Requirements: Medium Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Tidelands Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Tidelands Health does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender, genetic information, familial status, or any other legally protected status
Murrells Inlet SC United States

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