The incumbent is responsible for oncology pharmaceutical care activities. The Oncology Support Pharmacist serves as a clinical pharmacist serving the oncology/hematology service by performing clinic and outpatient pharmaceutical care including but not limited to implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans using the most effective and least toxic medications; outpatient prescription counseling and dispensing services. Duties to include, but not limited to: Clinical Services Maintains proficiency and qualifications for preparing IV admixture for compounding chemotherapy and supportive medication Works collaboratively with providers and the interdisciplinary team to provide appropriate pharmaceutical care to oncology patients (hospital and ambulatory care settings) Optimizes patient care outcomes by actively reviewing patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, appropriate monitoring (e.g. laboratory), and therapeutic outcomes per best evidence, up-to-date clinical guidelines or primary literature, and/or VHA and/or local published guidelines Serves as a knowledgeable drug therapy expert in the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and clinical treatment guidelines for oncology related therapies Medication Dispensing and Distribution Accurately fills and/or checks medication dispensing units, prescriptions, and aseptically prepared intravenous admixtures and other aseptically prepared pharmaceuticals Fills or causes to be filled all physician orders and requests (inpatient and outpatient) in a timely manner Utilizes VistA and CPRS for order entry and completion Passes required aseptic technique and chemotherapy preparation test, to certify knowledge of aseptic technique Administration Documents all patient medication teaching sessions and consults in the patient electronic record Keeps necessary records and reports in an accurate, timely and complete manner Provides quality control analysis for dispensing activities of automated dispensing equipment and pharmacy technicians Education and Training Assumes an active role in the overall pharmacy-training program of new pharmacy staff members, pharmacy students, interns, Pharm.D. candidates, medical students, interns, residents, fellow, PA students, nurse clinical specialist candidates, dietetic interns, and dental residents in the area of Hematology/Oncology, pharmacology and toxicity of anti-neoplastics, and proper handling and disposal of these agents Participates in activities that promotes interdisciplinary training, in-servicing and/or collaborative research among medical staff, nursing staff, pharmacy staff, trainees, and/or other allied health professionals Responsible for coordinating, developing and documenting oncology pharmacy staff training and USP 797/800 testing Acts as a preceptor or mentor for pharmacy student and resident rotations Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Alternating 7am-3:30pm or 8:30am-5pm shifts Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Clinical Pharmacist- Clinic Support (Oncology)/PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.