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Neuro-oncology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner - Outpatient

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Job ID: 86135
Location: Durham, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


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The Neuro-Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) functions as an advanced practice practitioner (APP) in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive pharmacist care services, disease management, and specialty medication optimization for adult patients seen in the CNS/Neuro-oncology clinic. This is done through innovative clinical services, continuity of care between acute care and ambulatory care settings, quality improvement and outcomes initiatives. The Carolina Board of Pharmacy designates the title of CPP to licensed pharmacists approved to provide drug therapy management, including controlled substances, under the direction of, or under the supervision of a licensed physician.

The neuro-oncology clinical pharmacist practitioner forms part of the Clinical Oncology Group within the UNC Department of Pharmacy at UNC Hospitals. 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. Team members are encouraged and empowered to pursue best practices in their specialties and contribute to innovative initiatives that advance practice. The embedded residency programs located at UNC Hospitals– including a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency – and partnership with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy provides ample opportunity for preceptor and research development.


Lead the pharmacy services in the neuro-oncology clinic as a CPP and collaborate with physicians and nurses via a hybrid work model. The CPP has the flexibility to operationalize the clinic and optimize the workflow to meet the needs of the neuro-oncology population.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Function as a limited oncology prescribing practitioner (LOPP) to collaboratively manage chemotherapy orders. Provide comprehensive medication management for patients receiving chemotherapy for primary CNS malignancies
  • Manage oral and IV chemotherapy toxicities through hospital credentialing as an APP
  • Educate patients and their caregivers about their chemotherapy plan
  • Document patient encounters in the electronic medical record and with documentation of items necessary for facility fee billing
  • Coordinate medication-related aspects of transitional care
  • 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
  • Support medication management goals set forth by the institution or Department of Pharmacy
  • Collaborate with the acute care pharmacists and the chemotherapy infusion pharmacy team on policies, procedures, and guidelines associated with this patient population
  • Serve as clinical liaison among clinical 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:

  • Serve as a standing committee member on a select group of committees within UNC Medical Center
  • Maintain credentialing as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
  • Contribute to ongoing quality assurance and outcomes initiatives for the Department of Pharmacy, the Hematology/Oncology Division, the Department of Neurology, and UNC Medical Center

Educational Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary preceptor of pharmacy students from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and PGY1 and PGY2 residents from UNC Hospitals
  • Collaborate and carry out research projects
  • Opportunities to apply for an academic appointment at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Reporting Relationships:

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

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

    Salary Range: $53.47 - $66.84 per hour (Minimum to Midpoint) 

    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.

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