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Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) - Leukemia Clinic

Job ID: 10072
Location: Durham, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

HEALTH SYSTEM BACKGROUND 

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.

POSITION 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 leukemia 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 leukemia 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. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

Effort Allocation will be as follows: 

Clinical responsibilities include (80%) - Medication Therapy Management: 

• 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 and the Division of Hematology/Oncology 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 

• Function as a limited oncology prescribing practitioner (LOPP) to collaboratively manage treatment plans within Epic electronic health record (HER) 

• Coordinate medication related aspects of transitional care 

• Collaborate with the acute care pharmacists and chemotherapy infusion pharmacy team caring for the malignant hematology patients on pharmacy related policies, procedures, and guidelines 

• Provide comprehensive medication management for patients receiving oral chemotherapy agents 

• Document patient encounters in the EHR including items necessary for facility fee billing 

-Specialty Pharmacy Services: 

• Serve as clinical liaison among clinical leukemia 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 leukemia clinical pharmacy specialist 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 initiatives for the Department of Pharmacy, the Hematology/Oncology Division, and UNCMC 

-Educational Responsibilities (10%): 

• The outpatient leukemia clinical pharmacy specialist will have responsibilities to educate students from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and PGY1 and PGY2 residents from UNC Medical Center on their experiential rotations in adult hematologic malignancies. 

OTHER 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 malignant hematology and advancement of pharmacy practice. 

• Ability to design and implement projects and collect and interpret data accurately 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED EXPERIENCE 

Required: 

• Licensure or license-eligible as a pharmacist in the State of North Carolina 

• Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent degree 

• Eligibility to obtain Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner designation in the State of North Carolina 

Preferred

• 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 Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH Retail Contract Pharmacy 

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.
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