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Oncology Infusion Clinical Pharmacist II

Boston, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: Pharmacy Job ID: JR15959 Date posted: 03/17/2023
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Work Shift:

Rotating (United States of America)

Job Summary: Initiates and ensures the quality of pharmacy and drug distribution services in outpatient oncology infusion areas at BIDMC Boston Campus. Performs clinical review of oncology treatment plans and supportive care for patients with all tumor types. Assumes direct responsibility of safety and efficacy of prescribed drug therapy in accordance with laws and regulations governing pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy by the appropriate state and federal agencies.

Job Description:

1. Practices in accordance with the state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including but not limited to Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, Department of Public Health, the Food and DrugAdministration, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Maintains certification and credentials in accordance with the Board of Registration and adheres to institutional policies and procedures.

2. Reviews and verifies medication orders with consideration, including but not limited to the following patient specific parameters: diagnosis, weight/body surface area, age, allergies, organ function, laboratory values, medication duplication, drug interactions. Clarifies orders deemed to be inappropriate, incomplete, or otherwise unclear with the prescriber in a timely manner.

3. Documents and communicates pertinent information and discussion with the healthcare team and pharmacy staff to ensure continuity of care.

4. Provides drug information to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

5. Checks and verifies sterile and non-sterile medications.

6. Supervises the activities of students, technicians, and residents within the pharmacist area of practice.

7. Promotes a culture of patient safety by submittingmedication related events and near misses.

8. Completes daily pharmacy surveillance tool monitoring, including follow-up and documentation, as well as other daily patient care initiatives and relevant reports.

9. Works collaboratively with all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy personnel. Upholds a culture of respect and teamwork across the Pharmacy Department.

10. Participates in the onboarding and training of new hires and precepts pharmacy students and/or residents through core clinical rotations or learning experiences.

11. Regularly participates in department initiatives including but not limited to supporting formulary stewardship, presenting new medication requests at Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, creating and maintaining policies and procedures, conducting assessments of workflows, and/or developing departmental tools and resources.

12. Supports departmental workgroups to improve process and quality outcomes.

13. Supports the development and revision of departmental clinical guidelines.

14. Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

1. PGY-1 Residency OR 1-3 years relevant hospital experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. BPS


Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.

Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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