Clinical Specialist Pharmacist - Oncology

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Position description
Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Provides an expert level of consultation, guidance, and direction for appropriate hematology/oncology affiliated medication use. In conjunction with a team of hematology/oncology/ bone marrow physicians, provides complete care to the patient through inpatient rounding service, consultative services at an Outpatient Oncology clinic, and multidisciplinary patient care planning meetings. Optimizes the outcomes of patients with oncologic disease states by providing evidence-based, patient centered drug therapies, and monitors for drug-related problems and medication cost containment. Supports CMS mandates related to drug interactions or complications and for systems to promote antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance. Provides pharmacokinetic consultations as required. Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medications errors. Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interactions. Communicates ongoing patient information and efficacy and safety of treatment regimen(s) to all care providers. Provides in-service education to the transplant team and clinic staff, performs patient and caregiver education, and counsels patients regarding medication therapy and compliance. Leads and participates in interdisciplinary hospital committees, protocol development, and education of pharmacists, nursing and physicians. Coordinates current patient issues and therapy recommendations with inpatient pharmacy staff. Supports research activities of the respective specialty team as requested. Participates actively in all respective area of specialty team meetings, which include discharge management, scientific research and educational teaching conferences. Keeps abreast of changing protocols and clinical pharmacy standards as they pertain to applicable area of specialty (hematology/oncology).
Graduation from a Pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Completion of a Post-Year Graduate 2 (PGY2) residency in a specialty practice area AND board certification in area of specialty obtained within 12 months of hire; OR, Post-Year Graduate 1 (PGY1) residency in a specialty practice area AND a minimum of two (2) years’ post-pharmacist licensure experience within the last seven years with at least 50% of time spent in specialty practice activities as defined by BPS AND current, active board certification in area of specialty; OR, If no residency training, then a minimum of four (4) years’ post-pharmacist licensure experience within the last seven years with at least 50% of the time spent in specialty practice activities as defined by BPS AND current, active board certification in area of specialty.
Additional qualifications
Prior experience in assigned area of specialty (e.g. Transplant, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology) experience preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of Joint Commission, Federal and state regulations governing general Pharmacist practices and for acute care facilities.
Demonstrated knowledge of Pharmacist practices and principles.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to patients as well as other practitioners.
Demonstrated skill in applying professional Pharmacy methods and techniques.
License or certification
Current license from AZ State Board of Pharmacy.
Current, active board certification in area of specialty (EXCEPTION: PGY2 candidates required to obtain board certification in area of specialty within 12 months of hire.)
Exemption status
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday - Friday (day shift)
Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
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