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Oncology pharmacist

Montrose Memorial Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Montrose, CO posted April 23, 2019.

The Oncology Pharmacist is involved with the care of cancer patients at all phases of their treatment; from assessment and diagnosis, to treatment decisions, medication management, symptom management and supportive care, and finally with survivorship programs at the completion of their treatment.

The Oncology Pharmacist works with other providers to ensure a current and accurate medication list, select the most appropriate therapy, monitor the effects of prescribed medications, and manage the adverse effects that often accompany cancer treatment.

Essential Functions:
• Safely oversee the compounding and dispensing of chemotherapy and other non-hazardous infusions.

• In collaboration with pharmacy technicians maintain an adequate inventory of medications and minimize drug waste.

• Provide initial teaching for patients starting a new treatment regimen
• Serve as USP advisor and implement strategies to reduce exposure to hazardous medications.

• As the cancer medication expert, provide drug information to providers, nurses and patients
• Work collaboratively with other health care providers to develop, build and maintain electronic treatment plans within the EHR using evidence-based guidelines.

• Provide educational in-services to pharmacy and other hospital staff, and to community health professionals and consumers.

• Represent pharmacy at hospital or medical staff committees as assigned by the Director.

• Oversee patients enrolled in REMS programs, assist with prior authorizations and patient education.

• Implement and maintain oral chemotherapy follow up program.

Other Functions:
• This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System.

Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.

• Performs functions other than described due to extenuating circumstances.

& Skills: Education: Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved college of pharmacy.

Licensed, or eligible for licensure, pharmacist in Colorado.

Board certification in oncology desirable Current BLS certification or current within 90 days of employment.

Required Skills: Residency or fellowship training in oncology desirable.

Minimum 2 years oncology experience required