Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Feb 23, 2021

Job Description

Summary

**Evening Shift

This position will be focused on providing high quality patient care, education and research for patients on our oncology, internal medicine, and med-surg units at Maine Medical Center. 

Core functions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work collaboratively as part of interdisciplinary teams to enhance the quality of medication use through optimizing drug selection, ensuring safe medication use, and reduced drug expenditures.
    • Assessment of the appropriateness of therapeutics
    •  Provide alternative regimens as needed
    • Integrate laboratory and clinical data to assess clinical progression related to therapeutics
    •  Identify drug interactions and pharmacokinetic issues                                                                               
  • Communicate directly with patients and/or their families on all aspects related to oncology, internal medicine, and med-sur pharmacotherapy in promoting high levels of knowledge, engagement, and adherence.
  • Serve as a resource for drug information during and after rounds to healthcare givers.
  • Demonstrate commitment to supporting our pharmacy student and residency programs (PGY-1 Pharmacists and PGY-2 pharmacists)
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Education: Graduate of an ACCP accredited school/college of pharmacy is required.
  • License/Certifications: Eligible or currently licensed in the State of Maine.
  • Experience: Work experience as a patient care pharmacist involved in patient monitoring and drug therapy review is preferred. Experience in an organized healthcare setting such as a hospital or home infusion pharmacy is preferred. Experience in the monitoring and consultation on drug therapy in patients of all age groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Analytical skills necessary to identify and resolve problems related to drug therapy.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.