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Medical Oncology Pharmacist - Ambulatory Service

Job ID 189379BR Date posted 09/16/2022
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Full Time
  • Pharmacy
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Position description
Provides pharmaceutical care services in assigned clinic areas. Designs, implements, monitors, evaluates and modifies patient pharmacotherapy to ensure that medication therapy is indicated, effective, safe, and convenient. Completes documentation and billing processes for pharmacist activities. Participates in collaborative practice and/or protocol-driven practice as appropriate. Participates in educational and scholarly activities and educates healthcare professionals, students and patients regarding rational drug therapy. Participates in quality improvement and resource management initiatives. Participates in and supports research activities of the department and the clinic areas served. Supports the continuous improvement, patient safety, and various accreditation programs of the department and institution. Provides support to other departmental functions and initiatives.

Additionally, the pharmacists in Medical Oncology clinics will provide the following services with the goal of increasing efficiency in the clinic and allowing the care team to see more patients.
  • Participate in treatment planning with clinic team (regimen and dose selection). Review baseline labs and patient’s specific factors (tolerance to prior treatment, comorbidity, etc) to recommend appropriate dosing and review plan for drug interactions.
  • Meet with patient to educate about new plan or any modifications to the current plan.
  • Targeted, drug specific monitoring, for oral chemotherapy, coordinating with Mayo Clinic Specialty Pharmacy to improve access and enhancement time to initiation of specialty oral therapies, provide monitoring, and improve adherence. Increase the number of medications sent to the Mayo Clinic specialty pharmacy.
  • Optimization of care and revenue for Specialty Pharmacy strategies, which offer great patient service and return on investment for Mayo Clinic especially true in Hematology and Oncology.
  • Draft chemotherapy orders, review chemotherapy orders for accuracy, and discuss and confirm any regimen modifications to improve chemotherapy-processing time in the infusion area.
  • Assess tolerance, manage supportive care issues, and plan for subsequent cycles of chemotherapy. Independently manage appropriate patients on certain cycles of chemotherapy in accordance with collaborative practice agreement. This will free providers to see more complex or new patients.
  • Between cycles supportive care management, such as N/V/D, constipation, pain, and others as determined by the collaborative practice agreement, that can be independently handled by the pharmacist freeing provider time.
  • Provide services for complex transitional care needs (inpatient to outpatient, outpatient to inpatient, site to site)
  • Responding to medication centric portal inquiries
  • Pharmacogenomic and biomarker assessment and optimization
  • The pharmacist can manage high frequency readmission patients with high-risk medication issues such as chemotherapy complications, adherence, or potential medication optimization.

Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree or Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.S. Pharm.) with equivalent experience. Equivalent experience includes at least five years of experience providing direct patient care in an ambulatory setting, including providing comprehensive medication reviews, working as part of an interprofessional care team, and practicing under a collaborative practice agreement when available.

Additional qualifications
The following are preferred: Experience in providing progressive ambulatory patient care services. Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency in primary care, ambulatory care, internal medicine, or geriatrics. Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or Ambulatory Care Pharmacy from Board of Pharmacy Specialties. History of research and other scholarly activities including publication and scientific meeting presentations. Experience in teaching. Computer experience. Commitment to excellence, accuracy, attention to detail and team work. Ability to communicate effectively, works collaboratively with others, organizes time well, solve problems, and work independently with minimal supervision.

Accredited PGY2 in Hematology/Oncology , or five year's experience as an oncology pharmacist is preferred.

License or certification
License to practice Pharmacy in the State of Wisconsin or eligibility for licensure. Completion of an accredited Medication Therapy Management Certificate program within 12 months of hire.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
$131,000 annually, minimum

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
Day shifts

Weekend schedule

Site description
La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.

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