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Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner – Neuro-oncology

Job ID: 38711
Location: Durham, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Healthcare system is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. This health system exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care to residents of North Carolina. 

The UNC Medical Center, the cornerstone of UNC Healthcare, is a public, academic medical center focused on providing high quality patient care, educating health care professionals, advancing research and providing community service. The medical center includes North Carolina Cancer Hospital, North Carolina Children's Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, and the North Carolina Women's Hospital. 

The North Carolina Cancer Hospital is the clinical home to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the state’s only public cancer hospital and a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. The cancer hospital has been specifically designed to build on UNC’s three decades of excellence in patient and family centered care, offering the full spectrum of cancer services in a single location.

UNC’s Department of Pharmacy is an organization of more than 300 dedicated employees with focused attention on caring for patients of the UNC Health Care system. The department is culturally diverse and has a variety of backgrounds, interests, capabilities, and experience. Additionally, the UNC Department of Pharmacy is nationally recognized for excellence in pharmacy practice and has received numerous ASHP Best Practices Awards in Health-System Pharmacy.

For over 40 years, clinical pharmacy services have played a vital role in the multidisciplinary management of hematology/oncology patients at the North Carolina Medical Center. The Department of Pharmacy Hematology/Oncology Team provides comprehensive care for patients with a variety of hematologic malignancies and disorders and solid tumors in both the ambulatory care and acute care settings with an emphasis on continuity of care.

Summary:
The focus of this position will be on providing comprehensive pharmacist care services, disease management, and specialty medication monitoring and management in the ambulatory care setting to adult patients seen in the CNS/Neuro-oncology clinic. This individual will ensure continuity of care as the patient transitions between acute care and ambulatory care settings, while continuing to pursue best practices in this area. This position will work closely with specialty pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting as well as the neuro-oncology interdisciplinary team to support adult patients seen in the clinic. Additionally, a responsibility exists for providing experiential instruction to doctor of pharmacy students and UNC Medical Center pharmacy residents.

Reporting Relationships:

This individual will directly report to the Clinical Manager of the Hematology/Oncology Service Line. Additionally, this individual will work closely with the Hematology/Oncology Clinical and Central Specialists as well as the Specialty Pharmacists within the UNC Carolina Care Pharmacy Care Network.

Responsibilities:

The primary job responsibilities include providing comprehensive pharmacist care services and optimizing medication use for patients seen in the CNS/Neuro-oncology clinic through innovative clinical services, ensuring continuity of care by bridging acute and ambulatory pharmacy services, and leading quality improvement and outcomes initiatives.

Clinical responsibilities include (80%)

  • Manage a CPP clinic for 4 clinic days per week which collaborates with physicians and advanced practice providers to see patients and bill for services 
  • Serve as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy, CNS/Neuro-oncology clinic, and Department of Neurology to assure all activities are coordinated and consistent 
  • Educate patients and their caregivers about their chemotherapy plan 
  • Support medication management goals set forth by the institution or Department of Pharmacy 
  • Manage chemotherapy toxicities (oral and IV chemotherapy) 
  • Function as a limited oncology prescribing practitioner (LOPP) to collaboratively manage treatment plans 
  • Coordinate medication-related aspects of transitional care 
  • Collaborate with the acute care pharmacist responsible for the Solid Tumor Service and the chemotherapy infusion pharmacy team on policies, procedures, and guidelines associated with this patient population 
  • Provide comprehensive medication management for patients receiving oral chemotherapy agents 
  • Document patient encounters in the electronic medical record and with documentation of items necessary for facility fee billing 
  • Serve as clinical liaison among clinical CNS/Neuro-oncology team, UNC Medication Assistance Program, and specialty pharmacies (including UNC Shared Services Center Pharmacy) to help address medication access barriers and ensure timely processing and delivery of specialty medications

Service Responsibilities (10%)

  • The outpatient CNS/Neuro-oncology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner will serve as a standing committee member on a select group of committees within UNC Medical Center 
  • The pharmacist will maintain credentialing as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner 
  • The pharmacist will contribute to ongoing quality assurance and outcomes initiatives for the Department of Pharmacy, the Hematology/Oncology Division, the Department of Neurology, and UNCMC 

Educational Responsibilities (10%)

  • The outpatient CNS/Neuro-oncology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner will have responsibilities to educate students from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, PGY1 and PGY2 residents from UNC Hospitals on their experiential rotations in CNS/Neuro-oncology.

Skills and Attributes

  • Extensive clinical skills and pharmacotherapy knowledge base in Hematology/Oncology 
  • Strong oral and written communication, organizational and prioritization skills 
  • Ability to work in team environment 
  • Ability to generate meaningful contributions related to oncology pharmacy practice and advancement of pharmacy practice.
  • Ability to design and implement projects, collect and interpret data accurately, and prepare project analyses/summaries/manuscripts 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency or equivalent experience 
  • Completion of an Oncology (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency or equivalent experience 
  • Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy 

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● CPP must by a registered Pharmacist and licensed CPP in the state of NC. Credentialing and Privileging must be completed through the appropriate UNC HCS accrediting body as an APP prior to start date.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● North Carolina registered Pharmacist:. BS Pharmacy or Pharm D. BPS Certification or Geriatric Certification or ASHP residency program + 2 years of experience
● North Carolina Registered Pharmacist:. Pharm D. 3 years experience. 1 certificate program
● North Carolina Registered Pharmacist:. BS Pharmacy. 5 years experience. 2 certificate programs
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH Retail Contract Pharmacie 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Durham

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System. 

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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