Pharmacist

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours:

Job Description

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

Wenatchee Valley Hospital and Central Washington Infusion Clinics

Position Summary:

The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist position at WVH is a hybrid position between an inpatient clinical pharmacist and outpatient oncology infusion pharmacist.

The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist will review oncology and other infusion therapy treatment regimens for patients for three outpatient clinic locations and be involved in the supervision of compounding and delivery of these medications. The pharmacy services the greater Wenatchee area as well as satellite clinics in two rural cities, Omak and Moses Lake. The Oncology team is composed of physicians, nurse practitioners, social work, palliative care, hospice services, nurse navigators, research, financial services and of course pharmacy. The Wenatchee pharmacy will have approximately 50 patients per day, with Moses Lake and Omak averaging 18 and 25 patients respectively. The current pharmacy team is looking for an oncology pharmacist who is motivated to lead new projects, participate in committees, be an oncology preceptor, provide educational talks and become the point person for all oncology needs.

During inpatient hospital shifts, the pharmacist will fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, and provide drug information during multidisciplinary rounds. The patient population consists of Rehabilitation post stroke, post-operative, Hospice, Respite and medical overflow from the sister hospital, Central. The clinical pharmacist will be responsible for supervising direct support personnel involved in both hospital and clinic operations. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a clinical pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager.

Day shift with variable times including 8 and 10 hour shifts.

Essential Functions

During outpatient oncology shifts, the clinical pharmacist is responsible for evaluating patient treatment regimens, verifying electronic orders for oncology and other infusions, supervision of sterile compounding, assuring all medications are dispensed safely and in accordance with Confluence Health policies and procedures, providing drug information to oncologists and nursing staff.

During inpatient pharmacy shifts, the clinical pharmacist is responsible for maintaining the day to day workflow of the hospital pharmacy. Duties include but are not limited to: medication reconciliation, providing drug information, attending rounds, management of collaborative drug therapy protocols, medication order entry, and assuring safe use of all medications.

NOTE: This list of job functions is not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other functions that may be deemed necessary.

Knowledge, Skill, and Competency Expectations:

1. Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision and handle stress appropriately.

2. Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff.

3. Ability to handle frequent interruptions (multi-task) and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.

4. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests.

5. Ability to exercise sound professional judgment.

6. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).

7. Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of a variety of patients.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior in all aspects of job performance at all times.

QualificationsREQUIRED:

Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS Pharmacy, or PharmD.

Completion of an ASHP accredited residency or Board Certification in a pharmacy specialty.

Currently licensed, or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Washington.

DESIRED:

Completion of an ASHP accredited oncology residency.

Board Certification in Oncology

A minimum of 3 years health system experience.

Physical/Sensory Demands:

Repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g., preparing IV admixtures, use of a computer keyboard). May require lifting and carrying light loads (up to 40 lb.), including boxes, equipment, unit-dose cassettes, and IV solutions and stooping or kneeling (e.g., to pick up items from the floor, to remove and replace items on lower shelves, and to file documents in lower file drawers). Sitting, walking, or standing for long periods of time (48 hours) is often necessary. Must be able to physically operate the equipment used for the job.

Working Conditions:

Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials. Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions). Potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.

Health and Safety Requirements:

Updates safety skills on an annual basis. Understands and complies with Confluence Health safety procedures, including codes and evacuation procedures. Remains compliant with BLS certification. Complies with clinic/department standards pertaining to attendance. Understands and follows all universal blood and body fluid precautions. There is the possibility to be exposed to infectious diseases, medical preparations and other conditions common to a clinical setting.

Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.

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