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Oncology Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Pharmacy

Company: Wake Forest Baptist Health
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Oncology Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Pharmacy

SCHEDULE: Primarily 1st shift, Mon-Fri w/ weekend and on-call

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will support the Hematology/Oncology Service Line and all hematology/oncology clinical services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. There is potential for additional responsibilities across the health system as assigned. Essential functions required of the position are as follows:

Engagement

  • Foster open & collaborative environment in which team members may discuss opportunities for service expansion, performance improvement, professional development, and other activities as well as topics essential to providing excellent pharmacy services.
    Quality
  • Precepting of pharmacy student and resident practice experience schedules, pharmacy service coverage schedules, professional leave requests and emergency coverage.
  • Participates in the delivery of quality patient care through the active review, assessment and approval of medication orders for patients within their assigned practice area.
  • Actively participates in department and organizational committees and involved in quality improvement and patient safety activities for service area, department and medical center.
    Utilization
  • Works with members of pharmacy leadership team and other Team Leaders to track and manage pharmaceutical utilization, costs and prescribing trends to identify opportunities for improvement and outcome measures of related initiatives.
    Productivity
  • Prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems, and make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations as part of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Appropriately documents activities, including drug therapy recommendations, interventions, educational activities, cost-savings and cost-avoidance efforts, and performance improvement initiatives in which the employee is involved.

    In addition to the core responsibilities of the clinical specialist a staffing component will be required in addition to clinical services.

    Education/Experience
  • NC registered pharmacist with hospital experience required.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. Degree.
  • Completion of an Oncology Residency program is required or Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years oncology experience is preferred.

    LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, And/or REGISTRATION
    • Current registration with North Carolina Board of Pharmacy or eligible for reciprocity.

      Essential Functions

    • Participates in the delivery of quality patient care through the active review, assessment and approval of medication orders, including chemotherapy, in addition to advising other healthcare professionals and patients regarding the content, therapeutic action, utilization and possible adverse reactions or interactions of prescribed drugs.
    • Provides oversight to chemotherapy pharmacy satellite operations and technicians to safely prepare chemotherapy for pediatric and adult cancer patients.
    • Serves as expert, professional resource to the CCC, internal customers of organization (e.g. pharmacists, nurses, physicians) and external customers (patients & families).
    • Identifies opportunities for stewardship of high cost or high use medications to limit waste, generate revenue, and maximize value of pharmacy services.
    • Educate patients, providers, and staff members to enhance medication use and optimize patient outcomes.
    • Participates collegially with members of the department of pharmacy and other internal customers to ensure pharmacy representation in the development of medication use management programs including clinical guideline development, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.
    • Appropriately documents activities, including drug therapy recommendations, interventions, educational activities, cost-savings and cost-avoidance efforts, and performance improvement initiatives in which the employee is involved.
    • Supports team leader in executing initiatives to meet the goals of the area scorecard.
    • Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities for service area, department and medical center.

      Skills/Qualifications
      • Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses and other professional staff when discussing drugs and drug-related problems
      • Possesses expert knowledge and clinical skills in cancer physiology, disease management, pharmaceutical care
      • Ability to analyze clinical research and formulate current, evidence-based & cost-effective therapeutic plans
      • Communicates and interacts with patients and caregivers in a positive and professional manner
      • Provides information for patients and staff in a manner that is supportive, timely and understandable
      • Navigates high stress and high volume situations with great precision
      • Proficient use of Microsoft Office software tools such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook

        Work Environment
        • Fast pace environment while maintaining precision in work
        • Possible exposure to the risk of bloodborne and/or airborne pathogen
        • Possible exposure to infections and contagious disease
        • Possible exposure to latex
        • Possible exposure to antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs
        • Noise generated from telephones, computers/printers, hoods, robot and verbal communication
        • Handles emergency or crisis situations
        • Subject to many interruptions and pressure due to multiple demands
        • Potential for criminal activity (e.g., robbery)
        • Subject to changes in work schedules and areas to meet customer/department needs
        • May perform waived and non-waived testing
          To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

          Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at . Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

          If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone or email at .

          It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

Keywords: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem , Oncology Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Pharmacy, Healthcare , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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