MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center is seeking a staff pharmacist to work in oncology. This will be a decentralized clinical position on the oncology floor. Pharmacists will be working mostly days with 4 evening requirements per month and will be required to work every 4th weekend. Oncologypharmacists at MercyOne – DSM are essential members of the interdisciplinary team who work closely with oncologists and nurses to solve patient's pharmacotherapy problems. Oncologypharmacists are responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to oncology patients, including entering chemo orders and double checking chemo orders, ensuring that all patients receiving chemotherapy receive necessary supportive medications, providing drug therapy consultation, reviewing medication orders, facilitating medication distribution and patient discharges, answering drug information questions, and other tasks as necessary.
Delivers pharmaceutical care to patients to ensure optimal medication-related patient outcomes.
Oversees and/or participates in assuring appropriate medications are prepared and delivered to care areas in a timely manner, and are stored both securely and in a manner appropriate for both stability and effective workflow.
Works collaboratively with other healthcare team members to provide pharmacotherapy recommendations with intent to achieve optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care.
Supervises and mentors technicians, interns, and students working during their shift in order to maintain the accuracy and quality of pharmaceutical services.
Maintains quality and safety in the department through completion of quality control checks, identifying and reporting out medication errors and near misses, identifying process improvements and ensures appropriate documentation.
Provides accurate and timely responses to other healthcare professionals and patients regarding drug information questions and MercyOne medication use policies to assure safe and appropriate use of medications.
Participates in the orientation, instruction and training of pharmacy students, interns, pharmacy technicians, residents, pharmacists and other health professionals.
Knowledgeable and adheres to State and Federal laws, regulations, pharmacy policies, procedures and standard operating procedures, formulary and pertinent clinical practice guidelines.
Provides professional, engaging customer service to all patients, and healthcare providers with whom they work.
Performs other job functions as directed by the pharmacy manager/supervisor.
harmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved college of pharmacy (required)
Licensed, or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Iowa
Successful completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency or equivalent experience
Completion of PGY-2 Oncology residency or 3 years of experience in oncology is preferred.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification preferred
BLS within 6 months of hire
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