Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at Center for Advanced Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position involves reviewing and filling of drug study prescriptions and dispensing of study medications to patients; supervising pharmacy technicians during preparation/ distribution of injectable and oral study medications and checking technicians work before dispensing; maintenance of patient profiles and appropriate entry of medication orders and prescriptions in the pharmacy computer; responsible for daily operations of the study pharmacy area in the absence of a pharmacy manager. Above duties pertain to non-study medication orders and medications as well.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receives medication orders from authorized prescribers; interprets medication order, and enter order in pharmacy computer. Orders are reviewed for accuracy, appropriateness and body surface area and dosages are verified; orders are reviewed for drug allergies and/or drug interactions; maintains accurate patient profiles
Reviews all pertinent laboratory data prior to dispensing to assure safety and determine if dose(s) should be modified or withheld. Physicians(s) notified if problems exist
Verifies appropriate compounding by technicians of all medication orders including injectables, cytotoxic medications, home infusion, and oral medications. Medication orders are checked for appropriate calculations for right drug/dose/patient before dispensing
Prepares, checks and dispenses outpatient prescriptions and maintains accurate records for original prescriptions and refills, assures filing is performed by technician, generates daily required daily study medication reports
Assure compliance with state and federal regulations, securing/renewing licenses and registrations as required; obtains required hours of continuing education as outlined by Missouri Board of Pharmacy
Assures compliance with drug study protocol for appropriate dispensing and use
Supervises technicians to assure adequate inventory of medications is maintained
Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) programs within the pharmacy and assures technicians are completing assigned QA tasks by co-signing documents
Responsible for entering and dispensing investigational medications; assures appropriate supplies of investigational drugs are used and completes all required log sheets and documentation in an accurate manner. Responsible for ordering appropriate supplies of study medications (initial orders and reorders); responsible for checking in deliveries of study medications; responsible for returning and/or destruction of expired study medications or medications for closed studies and completion of all required documentation; responsible for meeting with study monitors for audits and site visits; responsible for maintaining current and accurate study binders; schedules site visits at appropriate times as to not interfere with normal pharmacy operations; provides drug information and patient counseling when requested
Assists with the building of research medications and research treatment plans in the EPIC EHR
Participates in continuing education programs and pharmacy related programs as required for license renewals and completes required training programs for job
Graduate of an accredited school of Pharmacy with a BS and/or Pharm.D. degree.
Current registration in State of Missouri as Pharmacist, with 2 years experience in IV admixture, cytotoxic drug handling, and/or investigational drug handling procedures.
At least 5 years’ experience in oncology pharmacy and/or pharmacy management
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements)
Working knowledge of current state and federal regulations affecting pharmacy practice
Demonstrated ability to implement standards of accuracy and judgment
The hiring range for this position is $92,082 - $128,918 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please upload the following medical license/certification requirements: MO and/or IL (whichever is applicable)
Any additional license or certifications you may have.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade S32.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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