Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Staff Pharmacist for the Pharmacy department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The primary purpose of the Staff Pharmacist is to fulfill daily operational responsibilities which assures the safe and effective use of medications in our patients. The Staff Pharmacist adheres to contemporary standards of practice in fulfilling these responsibilities.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Maintains current patient specific information (patient profiles) in the prescribed format.
Reviews physician orders at the time of receipt for drug related problems. Compares new orders with current patient specific information.
Resolves all drug related problems in conference with the prescribing physician, when necessary.
Confers with pharmacy colleagues and/or nurses when appropriate to detect, correct or prevent drug related problems.
Interviews patients when appropriate in order to obtain relevant clinical information.
Prioritizes the processing of medication orders according to clinical importance and other relevant factors.
Checks all profile entries for accuracy and completeness.
Supervises preparation and checks all medications prior to dispensing for accuracy and completeness.
Prepares medication when necessary or appropriate; includes chemotherapy, IV piggyback solutions, extemporaneous compounding.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D.
Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist in New Jersey.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Prior oncology pharmacy experience preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs. WORKENVIRONMENT: Office environment, moderate noise. Good conditions, IV preparation exposes employee to
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.