Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Pharmacist.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for chemotherapy and supportive therapy order verification for appropriateness, preparing and dispensing of these medications for administration to patients by nurses.
Demonstrates proper technique and knowledge while preparing chemotherapy. Properly prepares chemotherapy and other compounded sterile products following the established NYU guidelines. Understands and performs sterile technique when preparing compounded sterile products. This includes the washing of hands and arms with approved germicidal soap, use of personal protective equipment and gloves, sanitizing the hoods with alcohol, placement of an absorbent chemo pads on the working surface of the hood, placement of all items needed for product preparation in the hood and proper use of closed system transfer devices or negative pressure technique when drawing up chemo agents under sterile conditions. Understands and adheres to special procedures for preparation of intrathecal and intrapleural preparations.
Understands classifications of chemo agents such as vesicants and irritants; and there administration, preparation and labeling. Appropriately measures and mixes the correct ingredients checking calculations and expiration dates. Uses appropriate equipment. Checks medications for accuracy, physical characteristics and expiration date. Checks medications for accuracy, physical characteristics and expiration date. Has a second pharmacist or pharmacy technician independently check ingredients, calculations, expiration date and preparation process.
Demonstrates an understanding of chemotherapy protocol. Follows and maintains calculation of each chemo agent according to the documented literature in the protocol using prescribed parameters such as body weight,body surface area, creatinine clearance, CBC, etc. Has the knowledge to recalculate drug dose and explain the dose modification. Understands pretreatment considerations involved with each protocol. This includes making sure all hydration; premedications,antiemetics, lab tests and assessment parameters are met before dispensing the chemotherapy or supportive therapy.
Contacts the prescriber for clarification of orders when deviation in the protocol exists.Documents all interactions with all health care professionals in the patients in the patient's pharmacy profile chart as well as in the electronic intervention reporting system. Understands and uses standardized language when describing chemotherapy regimens within protocols. This includes an understanding of duration and rates of administration of chemo agents calculated from volume of agent administered.
Provides drug information. Provides accurate information to health professionals. Checks necessary references before giving out information. Utilizes text literature and internet as sources of information.
Observes Aseptic technique and follows NIOSH guidelines while handing and dispensing hazardous drugs Uses proper attire and observes hand hygiene policies when handling sterile products. Follows proper guidelines for working in a biosafety cabinet and in a clean room environment.
Trains and monitors pharmacy technicians, interns and pharmacy students. Checks trainees work for completion, accuracy and prioritization. Explains procedure specific to work environment.Gives suggestions to improve work. Demonstrates patience and attempts to strengthen the trainees performance. Demonstrates patience and attempts to strengthen the trainees performance.
Assists with the security of the pharmacy. Makes recommendations to Head nurse or nursing staff when appropriate.Uses badge access to enter the clinic and department. Reports any unusual behavior to a pharmacy manager or appropriate authority.Follows department procedures for controlled drugs storage, handling and dispensing. Understands and follows Automated Dispensing Cabinet restocking procedures.
Follows NYU Langone Clinical Cancer Center policies and procedures and NYU State Boardof Pharmacy and Federal requirements for medication management. Understands thesecurity and dispensing requirements for all medications including controlled drugs.
Follows the NYU Langone Health policy and procedures for the security and distribution of NYU State official prescription blank (or paper).
Demonstrates an understanding of investigational drug procedures. Follows specific clinical trial protocol instructions for dosage, preparation and dispensing. Follows treatment parameters and dose modifications as specified in the protocol.
Provision of Pharmacy services including order verification and dispensing to all Ambulatory Article 28 sites that are serviced by Cancer Center Pharmacies.
Checking and verification of all emergency boxes and hypersensitivity kits before these are sealed and issued to patient care areas.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy. New York State Pharmacy License. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Understanding of chemotherapeutic agents and treatment regimens.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctor of Pharmacy degree. ASHP Oncology accreditation. Two years or more experience as an oncology pharmacist in a hospital setting.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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