Sinai Hospital Clinical Pharmacist I - Oncology in Baltimore, Maryland
Clinical Pharmacist I - Oncology
The Clinical Pharmacist I in Oncology is responsible for providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care for adult and pediatric patients in Sinai's Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital. The oncology pharmacist provides care to our outpatient as well as inpatient oncology patients. The daily clinical functions include but are not limited to:
-Verifies the accuracy of order entry by authorized prescribers in computerized patient medication profiles (Cerner Oncology Powerplans). -Reviews written/electronic medication orders or prescriptions to determine appropriate ingredients, strength, and dosage. Reviews medication orders for: potential allergies, drug/drug and food/drug interactions, route of administration, appropriate dose and potential for adverse drug reactions with other medications ordered. -Contacts the prescriber, as appropriate, to clarify orders and/or make recommendations concerning alternate therapies. -Provides drug information to patients, physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff where appropriate and upon request. -Participates in improvements in interdepartmental policies and procedures which support the Pharmacy -Department and Hospital's strategic goals. Maintains accurate records as required by departmental policies and procedures and/or federal and state board regulations. -Documents clinical activities accurately and according to policies and procedures. -Supervises the daily operational duties in the dispensing area to which assigned, including assisting and assigning, closely monitoring and reviewing the work of Pharmacy Technicians, to assure accurate and timely delivery of medications. -Prepares and supervises technical staff in the preparation of intravenous admixture solutions and chemotherapeutic agents, using acceptable aseptic technique and in compliance with regulatory guidelines (e.g. USP). -Identifies opportunities for quality and safety improvements, cost saving initiatives, formulary management, and participates in key Departmental initiatives (i.e. innovative ideas, expense reduction, projects, task or project lead). The clinical pharmacist functions with minimal supervision, as an independent practitioner.
-Monday- Friday, day shift with schedules varying between 7-330PM, 8-430pm, 9-530pm. -On-call rotation once every 5 weeks to respond to oncology needs after hours and on weekends. -Job Requirements: Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S., M.S., or Pharm. D. degree. Completion of a residency in pharmacy practice from a program accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists is highly desired but not required. One (1) to three (3) years of direct (at bedside) experience in specialty area where knowledge is applied toward pharmacotherapy, resulting in a measurable patient outcome. Experience in drug utilization review and data analysis (e.g. MS Excel) is highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are highly desirable. Registered Pharmacist in Maryland.
Part of LifeBridge Health, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore features state-of-the-art facilities and renowned Centers of Excellence – some with national and international acclaim. As the largest community hospital and the third largest teaching hospital in Maryland, Sinai Hospital's mission is to provide quality patient care, educate medical students and residents, and engage in research to improve the lives of people all over the world. Sinai Hospital is a smoke-free workplace. M/F/PV/IWD Employer
Pharmacy - 7400
7a-3:30p; 8a-4:30p; 9a-5:30p; on call once every 5 weeks