Pharmacist - Oncology
Fargo, ND
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**Job Title: ** Pharmacist | Oncology | Fargo

**City: ** Fargo

**State: ** ND

**Department** **: ** Phase 2 Positions

**Job Schedule: ** Full Time

**Shift: ** Varies

**Hours Per Shift: ** 8 hr

**JOB SUMMARY**

Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability. Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.

In a retail/community pharmacy setting, the Pharmacist reviews, interprets and dispenses both prescription and non-prescription medication to patients. The pharmacist takes an active role in responding to prescription issues and advising providers on the selection, dosage, interaction and side effects of medications. Counsels patients on the medication prescription including but not limited to: proper administration, possible side effects, expected response, storage and any other questions posed by the patient. Monitors the health and progress of patients in response to drug therapy. Must be able to learn and utilize new technology as the profession of pharmacy evolves. Provides oversight and clinical supervision for pharmacy series and pharmacy support personnel.

In a medical center or institutional setting, the Pharmacist reviews and interprets provider orders, provides drug information, assists in problem solving, and provides other aspects of pharmaceutical care. Duties may consist of unit dose dispensing, IV Admixtures, outpatient prescriptions, navigating the electronic medical record, compounding, and working with automated dispensing devices. The Pharmacist utilizes appropriate age-related patient information to assess the pharmaceutical needs of patients, which may include provision of pharmaceutical care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. The Pharmacist follows all established regulations and standards that govern the practice of pharmacy. May be required to act as a shift supervisor under direct or indirect supervision by department managers. Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to learn and utilize new technology as the profession of pharmacy evolves. Provides oversight and clinical supervision for pharmacy services and pharmacy support personnel.

Pharmacy services at Sanford Health may include involvement in acute care surgery, neurology, cardiology, pediatrics, oncology, infusion services, intensive care, general medicine, dialysis, transplant, antimicrobial stewardship, and medication reconciliation. May include decentralized clinical functions, such as direct patient interaction/interdisciplinary team rounding, chart reviews, customer or patient counseling, collecting accurate medication list. May also include centralized clinical functions, such as checking and dispensing medications and overseeing the clinical functions of the IV room.

**POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES**

Identifies medicinal side effects, drug-drug interactions and food-drug interactions. Communicates with patients and providers about therapeutic responses, side effects and associated time frames to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes. Collaborates with other health care professionals to identify therapeutic treatments and advises providers on safe and effective use of drugs for clinical/therapeutic procedures, including benefits and side effects of alternative treatments. Participates in basic prescription-verification practices. Follows pharmaceutical guidelines, regulations and standards; adheres to safety procedures. Demonstrates experience with compounding, dispensing, and labeling of drugs. Follows organizational guidelines and procedures by participating in the collection, processing, documentation, and reporting of adverse events.

**DEPARTMENT DETAILS**

n the hematology/oncology pharmacist role, the successful candidate will review and facilitate inpatient oncology medication management in an interactive, interdisciplinary team environment. This position will also involve EPIC oncology protocol development and have an active role in our institutional Oncology Formulary Committee. As part of day-to-day activities, this pharmacist will also provide drug information, education, cost containment and clinical services to our hematology/oncology medical staff. A successful candidate for this role will have experience and advanced training in the practice of oncology/hematology. The completion of a PGY-2 in oncology or Board Certification in Oncology is preferred. Experience with pediatric oncology or bone marrow transplant pharmacy services is favorable.

Sanford Health is a teaching hospital where the pharmacist will have the opportunity for precepting our PGY-1 residents, PGY-2 critical care resident, non-traditional residency program and Advanced Practice Pharmacy Experiential students.

Sanford Pharmacy Services are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week in the inpatient setting. The pharmacy team is involved in the inpatient and outpatient departments and work under established P&T protocols as well as collaborative practice agreements. Pharmacy services at Sanford Medical Center also include involvement in cardiology, dialysis, emergency room, general medicine, intensive care, medication reconciliation, medication delivery to bedside, oncology, OR pharmacy, transplant, and an antimicrobial stewardship program. The position includes clinical activities such as pharmacokinetics, TPN monitoring and consultation, anticoagulation review, decentralized satellite coverage, renal dosing, IV to PO adjustments, medication profile review, and antimicrobial stewardship. The position includes an every 4th weekend rotation as well as cross training and rotation through central pharmacy / IV room.

**QUALIFICATIONS**

In a retail/community pharmacy setting: Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy. Must have a thorough knowledge of drugs and their actions; knowledge of state and local regulations.

In a medical center or institutional setting: Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy. Must have a thorough knowledge of drugs and their actions; knowledge of state and local regulations. Hospital experience or residency preferred.

License must be in good standing by the State Board of Pharmacy in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.

**About Sanford Health: **

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application,

please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

**City: ** Fargo

**State: ** ND

**Job Function: ** Allied Health

**Job Schedule: ** Full Time

**Shift: ** Varies

**Req Number: ** WD07391
Job Type Full-time