Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Spec-Pharmacist
ID
3860586
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
INFUSION SVS AT LC

Overview

 

 

Thompson Oncology Group logo-22

 

Pharmacist, Infusion Services at Lenoir City

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Variable Shifts

 

Thompson Oncology Group (TOG) is a leader in medical oncology services and provides patients access to all proven, drug-based treatments and the latest clinical trial medicines. Our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained medical oncologists and certified advanced practice providers deliver on-site care and treatment, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormone therapy, at affiliated infusion centers throughout our region.

 

Thompson Oncology Group has an impressive Oncology Pharmacy team with extensive education and experience, These trained professionals maintain a presence at each site of infusion therapy services. Additionally, the Oncology Pharmacy team supports our physician-led cancer care teams, including the team of infusion nurses, in the administration of the personally prescribed treatment plan.

The Oncology Pharmacy team monitors patients’ health status and exact vital statistics on the day of treatment, modifying dosages and going through multiple safety checks to ensure patients get the prescribed treatment at the customized levels each time. In addition to being a resource for our providers and clinical teams, the Oncology Pharmacists can be a resource to patients, answering questions and lending advice about side effects or safety instructions.

 

Position Summary:

The Clinical Pharmacist provides clinical pharmacy support to a well-defined patient population through the utilization of advanced skills in a focused area of pathophysiology/pharmacology. Position covers clinical trial and inpatient chemotherapy coverage.

 

Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || jgordon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-8107 

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of all pharmacist activities and performs such duties as requested.
  • Provide support/consultative services to physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers regarding drug therapy decisions. Provide comprehensive inpatient/outpatient drug therapy management through physician consult. 
  • Responsible for quality assessment, quality improvement, and written policies and procedures within specialty area.
  • Responsible for overall reporting/documentation of suspected adverse drug reactions and medication occurrence.
  • Responsible for ensuring the optimal provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving outcomes which improve a patient’s quality of life.
  • Manage any unit specific patient care problems relative to pharmacy.
  • Responsible for patient education as applicable within the specialty area.
  • Responsible for compliance with all state and federal pharmacy regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Participate in community education programs to provide drug information. Participate in the health system employee education programs to provide drug information.
  • Development of clinical pathways via multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Precept pharmacy students in specialty area.
  • Serve as a member of Covenant Health Systems Formulary Committee and FSRMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Present drug monographs or drug information as requested by the committee. Monitor non-formulary medication usage and provide recommendations for alternative therapy when appropriate.
  • Responsible for rotation of 24 hour call for clinical services.
  • Attend meetings as required and participates on committees as assigned or requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:.

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Education: 

None, Oncology experience highly preferred. 

 

Licensure Requirements:

Current TN Pharmacy license. Position covers clinical trial and inpatient chemotherapy coverage.

 

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