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Pharmacist Full-time

at Children's Minnesota in Minnesota (Published at 16-01-2020)

Employee Status: Regular Hours Per Pay Period: 80 FTE: 1.0 Shift: Days Shift Length: 8 hours Weekend Coverage: Not Applicable Description: About Children?s Minnesota
Children?s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children?s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children?s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children?s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children?s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children?s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children?s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children?s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children?s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.
Department Overview
The pharmacy department at Children?s Minnesota is staffed by registered pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians with specialized training in pediatric pharmacy. Our inpatient pharmacists perform daily rounds with providers and are essential partners in providing state-of-the-art pediatric comprehensive medication management services, pharmacy automation, IV production and compounding services. Children's pharmacists provide medication education, consultation and specialized drug information services, as well as participating in educational and outreach programs. We provide 24-hour inpatient operations services along with 16-hour decentral pharmacist coverage. Our inpatient decentral team includes trained subspecialists in neonatal, pediatric and cardiovascular critical care, including cardiac transplant, pediatric medicine, oncology, neuroscience, emergency medicine (including Level I trauma services) and research. Our pharmacists are also essential partners in the ambulatory setting, providing pediatric pharmacy services for home infusion, retail pharmacy, oncology clinic/infusion center and hemophilia treatment center, as well as medication therapy management (MTM) within our primary and specialty care clinics. We are committed to training the next generation of pediatric pharmacy professionals through mentoring of pharmacy students and post-doctoral training in our robust residency program, which includes post-graduate year one (PGY1) and two (PGY2) residencies in pediatrics and pharmacogenomics. We value teamwork, open communication, safety and respect. We embrace an environment that encourages learning and professional growth. Our team is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.
Position Summary
The pharmacy oncology specialist is an integral member and cancer medication expert on the cancer care team. The focus of the position is on optimal patient care in an environment of collaboration with and education of patients, pharmacy students and residents, and other members of the health care team. The position reports to and partners with pharmacy clinical leadership to act as an expert advisor in the provision and oversight of inpatient and outpatient pharmacy oncology medication services. The position provides leadership, direction and input in the creation of evidence-based solutions, policies, procedures, and clinical guidelines that are designed to improve patient care and optimize the safety, effectiveness, and quality of care in Children's Minnesota patients with cancer. The Oncology Pharmacy Specialist advises in proper procedures to protect patients and staff from unnecessary risk during the receipt, preparation, compounding, dispensing, administration, and monitoring of anticancer medications. Other duties include oversight of medication use in the oncology population, pharmacoeconomics, and clinical decision making during medication shortages. The successful candidate will exhibit professionalism and leadership while working with interdisciplinary teams.
Qualifications: Required:
  • Pharmacist Licensure in the State of Minnesota or eligible within three months
  • Completion of a PGY1 residency or equivalent health-system practice experience
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification current or within 3 months of hire

  • Completion of a PGY2 specialty residency in Hematology/Oncology or Pediatrics, or equivalent experience in oncology
  • Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP) or Pediatric Pharmacy (BCPPS)
  • Meets ASHP residency preceptor criteria

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Children?s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
Job Posting: Jan 16, 2020, 9:31:27 AM Job: Other Patient Care Related Primary Location: USA-MN-Minneapolis

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