• Pharmacist Oncology Specialist

    Work Hours
    Position Type
    Per Diem
    Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
    As Scheduled
    Weekend Requirements
    Weekends and holidays as scheduled
  • Overview

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    The Pharmacist, Oncology Specialist will be responsible for the overseeing and coordinating of the institution’s mission as it relates to the clinical use of oncology medications.  The Pharmacist, Oncology Specialist shall serve as a liaison between the inpatient Oncology unit, the Cancer Center and the Pharmacy Department.


    1. Compounding, labeling and dispensing of oncology drugs to both Inpatients and Outpatients of CVPH.
    2. Establishes oncology drug preparation protocols and is an oncology drug information specialist.
    3. Maintains oncology drug inventory and consults with medical staff and nursing staff regarding dosing and drug administration.
    4. Provides patient counseling regarding oncology drugs and prescribing regimens.
    5. Maintains accurate logs for drugs received through protocols and patient indigent programs.
    6. Prepares presentation of new chemotherapy agents and cancer-related agents for pharmacy Committee upon request.
    7. Provides clinical assessment of responses to pharmacological intervention upon request.
    8. Participates in the dosing and checking of dose calculations for chemotherapy agents.
    9. Provides supervision of Pharmacy technicians, interns, and students regarding oncology drug services.
    10. Provides care to the Neonate through Geriatric patient population and is able to: a) state age specific needs related to medication dose form; b) modify medication dosage needs related to patient age and clinical condition using available age specific medication references; c)clarify medication orders with physicians, nursing staff, and patient care providers based on age specific patient needs and clinical conditions
    11. Work with Social Worker obtaining pre-authorizations for drugs.
    12. Reviews daily chemotherapy during charges with administration charges for accuracy.
    13. Inservices FCC staff on new chemotherapy agents.
    14. Acts a resource/inservice to R5 staff.
    15. Acts as a resource for pain management for both in and out patients when consults.
    16. Monitors drug therapy for oncology patients to ensure efficacious, safe and cost effective drug therapy
    17. Oversees storage, record keeping and dispensing of all oncology medications including investigational oncology medications
    18. Is responsible for the handling and disposition of hazardous materials used in the cancer center according to the guidelines established by the various regulatory agencies (OSHA, NIOSH, NYS-EPA).
    19. Assures oncology medications are used correctly in “off-label-use” situations.
    20. Review nursing administration charges to assure compliance with medication documentation.
    21. Other duties as assigned.


    1.                   BS Pharmacy and Registered Pharmacist (NYS) required.

    2.                   Hospital experience as an Oncology Pharmacist preferred.

    3.                   Computer knowledge preferred.

    4.                   ACCP Board Certification (BCOP or BCBP) is preferred.

    5.                   Must have developed an area of personal clinical practice in Oncology.

    6.                   A minimum of two years postgraduate experience in direct patient care in an Oncology setting or an oncology specialty Residency required.

    7.                   Ability to effectively communicate required.

    8.                   Membership and active participation in professional pharmacy and oncology organizations is expected.


    As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.




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