Overview: Facing cancer takes great strength and courage. It also takes an exceptional Pharmacist to consult with nursing and medical staff regarding prescriptions, orders, drug and pharmaceutical details, patient reactions, errors, and complaints.
If you like the technical process of medication dispensing and compounding, distribution, and record keeping as well as leading a team, we want you to join our team.
This position will be primarily located in Phoenix, Arizona and requires 25-50% travel throughout the Phoenix area.
About Us: Our mission is to increase access to and advance the delivery of high-quality cancer care in America. As part of US Oncology, one of the nation's largest health care services networks dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and research, we can quickly bring the latest advances in cancer care to our patients. Most importantly, we understand the special needs of cancer patients, and are devoted to caring for the whole person, not just the disease. Our physicians and staff treat patients in over 28 locations throughout the state including Flagstaff, Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Tempe, and Tucson.
Benefits: We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package that includes, 401K Profit Sharing Plan, Critical Care Insurance, Dental Insurance, Health Spending Account, Legal Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medical Insurance, Paid Time Off Plan, Short and Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, and Vision Insurance.
To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.
Responsibilities: In your job, you will have the ability to make a difference in a patient's journey by:
Prepare and dispense medication orders.
Maintain and evaluate patient profile and comprehensive drug data file to evaluate orders for any incompatibilities.
Check all orders for completeness of information.
Verify patient information and proper physician authorization.
Check all orders for insurance approval before admixing.
Admix drugs as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner as per department guidelines and preparing all drugs within OSHA guidelines and interoffice guidelines.
Ensure correct preparation of all formulas or medications.
Analysis of all prescriptions for completeness.
Calculate correct dosages, converting between metric and apothecary equivalents.
Lead and manage Oral Drug Dispensing Department including, chart review, order review, patient education and follow up while demonstrating quality assurance.
Organize and direct technician work-flow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying order entries, charges, and inspections.
Provide pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals and patients.
Facilitate and document drug counseling to all patients.
Verify all legal and professional requirements are adhered to, including controlled substances.
Consult with patients to determine pre-existing conditions to assess medication compatibility.
Instruct patients on effects of food and alcohol intake.
Warn of potential side effects.
Provide professional drug information and assistance to medical staff.
Participate in pharmacy teaching and in-service programs.
Properly dispose of all materials used when mixing chemo or non-chemo IVs.
Clean hood daily and in between I.V.
Log and date all drugs that are being used.
Check drugs monthly for out-dates.
Keep accurate temperature logs, and accurate logs on all protocol drugs and patient assistance drugs.
Assist with inventory control of medications.
Order supplies and medications.
Receive and shelve medications.
Ensure that standard drug supplies are in adequate supply in all departments.
File and prepare billing.
Receive new drug education from drug representatives; remain abreast of new information.
Maintain confidentially of information related to patients and medical staff.
Prepare reports and monitoring activities as directed.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from an accredited school of Pharmacy.
Current license as a Pharmacist in state of practice.
May supervise the activities of pharmacy technicians.
What You Bring to the Team:
Speciality pharmacy practice with an oncology background preferred.
Experience with USP797/800 sterile drug and hazardous drug preparation.
Board Certified in Oncology (BCOP) preferred.
Ability to initiate and follow quality assurance and safety policies and procedures.
Monitor compliance with all legal regulations and accreditation organizations.
Support and adhere to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Masks are required in all Arizona Oncology facilities regardless of vaccination status. Candidates who accept employment including current employees who are applying for internal positions, are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Religious and medical exemptions are available to those who meet the criteria.