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Clinical Apps Pharmacist
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James Cancer Hospital/CCC
James Pharmacy Administration
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Position summary

Clinical Apps Pharmacist (Job Opening 442419) - Scope of Position: The Department of Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients of The Ohio State University Medical Center. Clinical and administrative information systems are a critical component of providing patient care and strategic management of the departmental operations. The scope of this position encompasses overseeing the development and driving the implementation of both hematology/oncology pharmacy informatics program as well as serving as a clinical expert for hematology/oncology pharmacy services. Informatics services include, but are not limited to, serving as the program leader for evaluating, designing, implementing , maintaining, and troubleshooting of computerized hematology/oncology pharmacy information, and serving as clinical hematology/oncology expert to the Medical Center Information Technology Department. The position involves ongoing support for inpatient and ambulatory electronic medical record hematology/oncology solutions. A primary focus of this position will be working with multidisciplinary teams to develop and maintain functions for managing chemotherapy regimens, including those associated with clinical trials. As a specialist pharmacist, and in cooperation with other pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, acts as a hematology/oncology clinical expert resource and provides answers to hematology/oncology drug information questions for patients, family, pharmacists, nurses, physicians, medical students, pharmacy students and other associate hospital personnel; approves new drug orders, which may include checking/verifying chemotherapy notes, obtaining informed consent and processing non-formulary requests; screens for drug-drug, drug-herb/dietary supplement, drug-allergy, drug-food (in cooperation with the Dietetics Department), drug-disease state and drug-laboratory interactions; participates in the appropriate hospital and/or departmental committees relevant to the hematology/oncology practice area. Position Summary: The Hematology/Oncology Clinical Applications Specialist maintains clinical applications for hematology/oncology pharmaceutical services provided by pharmacy staff. This specialist pharmacist will focus on the use of hematology/oncology clinical applications for promoting patient safety, improving patient outcomes, and improving clinical workflow. The Hematology/Oncology Clinical Applications Specialist must be knowledgeable in the various aspects of Information Systems terminology, information system processing, and desktop solutions. In addition, the Hematology/Oncology Clinical Applications Specialist must be able to prioritize tasks and work independently. This position will also have time dedicated to clinical pharmacy services in hematology/oncology. Duties include but are not limited to: medication order approval and distribution; assurance of appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration of therapy; patient medication profile review for drug-drug interactions, duplication of therapy, drug allergy interactions and appropriate regimens; coordination of patients' pharmaceutical needs with physicians and nurses. Patient population includes adult, adolescent, geriatric, and neonatal patients depending on the practice location. This pharmacist must be able to demonstrate specialized hematology/oncology knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served and must be able to demonstrate medication dosing and identify pharmaceutical needs relative to the disease process and age. This position may also be responsible for supervising pharmacy residents, Pharm.D. students, technicians, undergraduate and graduate student teaching, and providing hematology/oncology specific educational programs for hospital staff (physicians, nurses and pharmacy staff).

Education and experience

Degree in Pharmacy (BS, Pharm D). Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the State of Ohio; board certification in hematology/oncology preferred; advanced degree (Pharm.D./MS) and residency (e.g. PGY1 and PGY2 residency).; and/or equivalent experience preferred Previous experience or training in hematology/oncology required. Knowledge of microcomputer hardware and software, databases, and clinical applications preferred.