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Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire
Engages patients and healthcare professionals to efficiently and effectively maximize therapeutic outcomes and is responsible for one or more of the following tasks: dispenses medications, monitors patients' drug therapies, works under collaborative practice agreement or per protocol, and provides consultation and education to patients and other staff.
1. Gathers a complete medication history and reconciles medication lists as applicable and appropriate.
2. Completes a comprehensive medication review to make evidence-based recommendations to ensure medications are necessary, safe and cost effective.
3. Identifies and records suspected adverse drug reactions, adherence gaps to medications and barriers to patient adherence.
4. If not practicing under a collaborative practice agreement or an approved protocol, contacts providers when there appears to be a possibility of unsafe or inappropriate medication use due to factors including, but not limited to: allergy, medical condition, drug interactions, dosing, and method of administration. Accurately documents all clinical activities and interventions in the electronic record.
5. Serves as a consultation resource to medical professionals and answers inquiries on drug therapy and drug products.
6. Consults patients and caretakers on all aspects of medication therapy when necessary.
7. Assists in discharge planning when requested. Counsels patients and caretakers on proper drug administration, potential drug side effects, interactions and precautions. Helps locate medication supplies not generally available.
8. Contributes to the development, maintenance and management of medication related guidelines defined by protocol or collaborative practice agreements.
9. Detects and reports medication errors and near misses.
10. Ensures readiness for regulatory and accreditation surveys.
11. Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
12. Prepares and delivers presentations to facilitate learning or disseminate evidence-based best practice to pharmacists, nurses, physicians, other healthcare professionals in the hospital or ambulatory/outpatient settings.
13. Utilizes a solution based approach to ensure heightened patient satisfaction and care.
14. Anticipates patient needs and proactively identify solutions.
15. Communicates effectively between departments and teams to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
16. Actively participates in driving all programs and initiatives to improve patient quality of care, medication compliance, medication adherence and overall efficiency.
17. Pursues and maintains certifications necessary to remain compliant with changes to system / department accreditations and standards.
18. Participates in the ordering and receiving of controlled substances and other medications as appropriate.
19. Effectively utilizes and supervise technicians to maintain an accurate and efficient pharmacy system. Re-direct staff when necessary to ensure service performance goals are met.
20. Uses professional judgment to resolve complaints. Act as pharmacist-in-charge in the absence of pharmacy managers and supervisors.
Additional Hem/Onc responsibilities:
Function in collaboration with the hematology/oncology and inpatient pharmacy team, with both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities.
Attend hematology/oncology rounds, and provide pharmacy services in the interdisciplinary practice at NCCC.
Collaborate with hematology/oncology providers to enhance patient-centered care.
Provide safe and effective drug therapy management to our patients.
Responsible for chemotherapy order review, monitoring, and adverse effect management.
Monitor the care plan for regimen-specific adherence and toxicities to the patient’s oral chemotherapy regimen.
Oversee and direct the preparation of chemotherapy.
Assist with transitions of care, support clinical trial protocols, staff development and precepting of hematology/oncology students, PGY1 and PGY2 Oncology residents.
Participate in order set development and collaborate with appropriate committees for implementation
Develop medication-related policies, procedures and protocols, and promote safety initiatives related to the oncology patient
Participate in pharmacokinetics dosing service activities, hospital committees and other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor's of Science in Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree preferred.
Completion of a post-graduate residency and/or board certified preferred.
Must be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision, to set priorities, make critical decisions, respond quickly to emergency requests, handle frequent interruptions, and adapt to changes in workload.
Maintains customer-service focus to achieve excellent working relationships.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Must be currently licensed to practice in the state of NH, and be willing to seek license reciprocity in multiple states if the position requires it.
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Must have a current, unrestricted pharmacist licensed to practice in the state of NH.