Clinical Pharmacist - General

Post #
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Temporary; Full-time; Days/Evenings, Weekends, Holidays
Roswell Park offers a competitive salary.
Description of Duties

The Clinical Pharmacist - General reviews, evaluates and dispenses individual drug orders including unit dose medications, intravenous additive preparations, total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapeutic agents, and investigational agents, interacts with nurses and prescribers to consult on medication and treatments along with drug therapy, and monitors the drug therapy and offers cost effective alternatives, as appropriate. They also counsel patients in the proper use of prescribed drugs, oversee and direct pharmacy technician staff in the execution of technical functions, provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and side effects, and assist in the prescription of appropriate doses. The Clinical Pharmacist - General coordinates the activities of assigned pharmacy technicians engaged in the preparation, labeling and delivery of medications and other pharmaceutical supplies in accordance with prescribers' prescriptions, ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing of drugs and controlled drugs and the maintenance of required records, assumes the essential responsibilities and performs the duties of the pharmacy supervisor in his/her absence, mentors pharmacists in training including, but not limited to, pharmacy students during their IPPE and APPE rotations and pharmacy residents, and assumes compliance accountability and responsibility for Roswell Park's policies and procedures, accreditations standards, and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. They conduct and evaluate medication histories, participates in patient care rounds with multidisciplinary teams to evaluate patient progress, individualizes medication regimens using sound principles, accounting for pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility, and assists others in the department with the same. They also conduct and participate in research including, but not limited to, performing as the primary investigator or co-investigator for research programs which will impact on the delivery of quality care or examine the pharmaco-economic impact of providing care to the patients of Roswell Park, identify adverse drug events (ADEs) and assists in their management and prevention, develop process improvements to reduce drug errors and preventable ADEs, participate in reporting ADEs to institutional committees and to the Food and Drug Administration’s MedWatch program, if necessary, document clinical activities that include, but are not limited to, disease-state management, general pharmacotherapeutic monitoring, pharmacokinetic monitoring, ADEs, education, and other patient care activities, and provide educational in-services to pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals both formally and informally. The Clinical Pharmacist - General attends meetings as required, including pharmacy department meetings (including Journal Club), multidisciplinary meetings, service-specific meetings, and educational in-services, provides primary oversight for specific operational areas assigned, which might include but is not restricted to, Quality Control, Nutrition Support Laison, Training and Competency Monitoring, Sterile Products Production Standards, and Medication Safety.


Applicants must have a License to practice as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of New York. They must also have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree; or a Master’s degree and the equivalent of one year of full-time clinical pharmacy or pharmacy-related experience; or a Bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of three of full-time clinical pharmacy or pharmacy-related experience. The preferred candidate will have previous hospital experience and previous oncology experience.

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Applicant Instructions

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Interested applicants may apply by uploading a cover letter and resume below in Microsoft Word or PDF format.