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HonorHealth Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in TEMPE, Arizona

Overview Locations Vary Hours: Full-Time, Monday-Friday Up to $10,000 Sign-on-Bonus Available! Looking to be part of something more meaningful? At HonorHealth, you’ll be part of a team, creating a multi-dimensional care experience for our patients. You’ll have opportunities to make a difference. From our Ambassador Movement to our robust training and development programs, you can select where and how you want to make an impact. HonorHealth offers a diverse benefits portfolio for our full-time and part-time team members designed to help you and your family live your best lives. Visit to learn more. Join us. Let’s go beyond expectations and transform healthcare together. As a part of the largest cancer care network in Maricopa County, you will work collaboratively with other innovators working to advance our clinical pharmacy oncology program. With ground floor opportunities, you will also see tremendous growth potential! We are involved in more than 150 clinical research trials and we provide fantastic senior leadership support for comprehensive clinical programs. Join us and be part of a team larger than the individual contributors, coming together to embody HonorHealth's iCare values: Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Empathy. HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation, and community services with approximately 13,100 team members, 3,500 affiliated providers and nearly 700 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. Responsibilities Job Summary The Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be involved in direct patient care at the Virginia G Piper Cancer Center (VGPCC) Infusion Clinics. The position will provide chemotherapy education to oncology patients and will assist in the monitoring and treatment of chemotherapy/immunotherapy related toxicities. The Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will serve as a resource for the VGPCC providers and will be integral in the development of clinical programs at the infusion centers. There will be an opportunity to help create a PGY-2 residency in oncology along with required precepting responsibilities. The multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of oncology patients in this setting will allow the Specialist to advance pharmacy practice and optimize care. Performs disease state management and comprehensive medication review for patients with a cancer diagnosis in the Ambulatory Care setting. Critically evaluates disease state and adjusts medication therapy to optimize medication regimens and improve clinical outcomes. Ensures utilization of appropriate and cost-effective medication therapy. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, disease state management, medication management, and adverse drug event prevention and management. Consults with medical providers regarding optimal drug therapy management to improve clinical outcomes and promote patient safety related to medications. Completes thorough patient assessments and applies principles of evidence-based medicine to establish patient-specific therapeutic drug regimens. Provides essential medication education to patients to promote engagement in self-management activities, medication adherence, and safety. Conducts patient-centered clinical pharmacy functions and appropriately documents all patient care activities in the electronic medical record. Demonstrates accurate and thorough documentation skills. Facilitates pharmacist-to-provider communication of clinical interventions and recommendations. Adheres to clinical practices approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (e.g. collaborative practice agreements, clinical pharmacy protocols). Contributes to the total body of knowledge of pharmacy through publication and/or educational presentations. Provides presentations, in-services, or lectures annually (community, nursing, physician, pharmacy, local or national meetings), and educational information to physicians, nursing staff, and other allied health care professionals. Acts as a network resource and drug information expert in the area of oncology. Provides detailed drug information and education to the health care team, pharmacy, patients, and community. Actively participates in department and network-based committees and effectively communicates with stakeholders. Develops, contributes, and applies evidence-based medication guidelines and/or protocols, medication use evaluations, and disease-based evaluations. Collects and analyzes medication-use data per predefined criteria and formulates appropriate recommendations for implementation. Precepts PGY1 and PGY2-Pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. Meets preceptor criteria established by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Contributes to staff development by assisting with training of new team members, including teaching and exemplifying clinical and operational skills. Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications Education Pharm.D. Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a minimum of Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. Required Experience Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency (ASHP accredited) and PGY2 Oncology pharmacy residency (ASHP accredited) OR Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency (ASHP accredited) plus three (2) years of clinical experience in the oncology setting OR Five (5) years of clinical pharmacy experience in the oncology setting. Required Licenses and Certifications Registered Pharmacist (RPh) Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Arizona. Required