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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory, Thoracic Oncology--full time, days--PCAM

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Job ID: 187193
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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Penn Medicine is seeking a full-time, day shift, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory in Thoracic Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM).


Responsible for provision of pharmaceutical care with a specific focus on oral chemotherapy to patients managed in our Oncology clinics at the Penn Medicine at Perelman location. The specialist will be expected to develop a practice within the various ambulatory practice sites and liasion as appropriate with other partners. Activities include evaluate, monitor and modify drug therapy, provide recommendations to optimize patient outcomes, provide patients with new medication education, minimize safety issues and assure cost effectiveness as well as provide Drug Information for medical personnel. The pharmacist will serve as a liaison between the retail/specialty pharmacy program and the clinic to ensure patients receive prescribed medications. The pharmacist should be an effective communicator and be able to integrate themselves within the health team and current structure of the pharmacy department. Additionally, the candidate should coordinate pharmacotherapy activities and educational opportunities for department pharmacists and residents in the ambulatory practice setting. The pharmacist will also assist with collection and presentation of patient outcomes data and quality improvement projects in accordance with URAC Accreditation. Finally, the clinical pharmacy specialist should fulfill requirements associated with hospital and department policies and procedures, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies.


  • Provides optimal pharmacy service to patients and other health care professionals by designing, recommending, monitoring, evaluating and documenting patient and age-specific pharmacotherapy
  • Participates in the education of all healthcare providers regarding safe and effective medication use. Precepts pharmacy students, residents and pharmacy staff as assigned. Provides pharmaceutical education to patients and caregivers
  • Verifies, prepares and dispenses medications using appropriate techniques to ensure positive outcomes of drug therapies and compliance with regulatory requirements and the organization’s policies and procedures. Ensures adherence to medication-use policies and guidelines
  • Provides concise, applicable and timely responses to drug information requests from health care providers and patients
  • Participates in the management of medical emergencies
  • Contributes to, participates in, and leads multidisciplinary quality improvement initiatives and clinical research within the pharmacy and/or other institutional departments to improve patient care
  • Supervises and directs the activities and growth of other pharmacists, residents, technicians, interns, and students
  • Works to advance the practice of pharmacy through contributions to the medical and pharmaceutical literature as well as through participation in professional organizations


· Evaluate, monitor and modify drug therapy

· Provide patients with new medication education

· Coordinate pharmacotherapy activities and educational opportunities for department pharmacists and residents in the ambulatory practice setting

    · Assist with collection and presentation of patient outcomes data


    • PA Pharmacist License (Required)
    • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Certification in area of specialty practice (or Pharmacotherapy if no specialty certification available) Must be obtained within 1 year of hire

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts or Science
    • Pharmacy- Bachelor of Science Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy Personal commitment to advancing the profession. Demonstration of contributions to pharmacy practice and leadership skills
    • Successful completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency OR As a licensed pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy with >/=50% of time in area of specialty Successful completion of a PGY2 Specialty Residency preferred. Preferably in area of specialty practice they are applying for OR As a licensed pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy with >/= 50% of time spent in area of specialty

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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