Ensure the safe, accurate, timely, efficient, and fiscally-prudent order oversight, preparation and delivery of injectable (and other supportive) medications to patients for the Luminis Health infusion Centers. In addition, this leader provides guidance and support of the organization’s Investigational Drug Service within the Luminis Health Oncology Department..
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works collaboratively with other health care professionals to develop institutional guidelines and make evidence-based decisions designed to improve patient care by providing medication management services for common symptoms such as pain management, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, depression and fatigue; and providing education tools and programs to improve medication adherence with complicated regimens and oral chemotherapy
- Participates on committees to improve the safety, efficacy, and quality of cancer care and are heavily relied upon to develop policies and implement programs to ensure the safety of staff and patients during the receipt, preparation, administration, and monitoring of anticancer agents.
- Schedules and supervises the daily activities of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician staff members to ensure safe, accurate, timely, and efficient provision of pharmaceutical products to infusion patients. Responsible for interviewing and selecting staff within the Luminis Health Infusion Pharmacies. Additional responsibilities include: counsel employees and recommending disciplinary action, in conjunction with Luminis Health Human Resources; continuous evaluation of staff, and conducts required formal employee evaluations; pursues and promotes measures to maintain and improve staff job satisfaction and retention; conducts regular staff meetings to ensure communication and staff engagement.
- Works, in an interdisciplinary fashion, to develop safe and efficient electronic Order Sets and Pathways that meet the needs of the medical professionals in the Luminis Health infusion program.
- Ensures that best practices, that reflect compliance with all aspects of regulatory oversight, are followed in the preparation and dispensing of sterile admixtures; maintains knowledge of current technologies and applications in the areas of sterile admixture and infusion pharmacy practice, particularly oncologic therapies; responsible for maintaining operational compliance with research protocols and documentation.
- Demonstrates accountability for prudent business practices and fiscal results of the Infusion Pharmacies. This is performed by: Managing on-hand inventory; Identifying contract and clinical utilization opportunities to minimize supply expenses; reviewing monthly budget reports and responds to variances with clear action plans and follow-up; ensuring Corporate Compliance by working with other departments to identify and correct potential billing/documentation errors; Managing medication shortages.
- Promotes a culture of safety by actively supporting organizational medication error reporting, including near miss errors, by encouraging staff error/adverse effect reporting and by participating in both Failure Mode and Effects Analyses to prevent potential errors and Root Cause Analysis to identify causes and actions to prevent errors that have occurred.
- Ensures programming and oversight of educational activities of the department staff members, pharmacy/technician students, and pharmacy residents.
- Meets with manufacturer and vendor representatives to maintain awareness of current pharmaceutical trends, evaluate current and future pricing, and identify potential cost savings.
- Participates in clinical decision making as an oncology medication specialist in conjunction with other infusion center clinicians. Regularly participates, as a “working manager”, in the operational aspects of the Infusion Pharmacies and has expertise in performing the day-to-day functions in an Infusion Pharmacy.
The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes:
- Doctor of Pharmacy Degree or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with commensurate experience.
- At least 2 years of experience in an inpatient or outpatient oncology practice setting required.
- At least 2 years of direct supervisory/managerial experience preferred.
- PGY2 residency in Oncology and/or Board Certification in Oncology preferred..
Active Maryland Pharmacist licensure in good standing with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Medium Duty. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.