Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Oncology in Boston, Massachusetts

Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Oncology

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 18345BR

Department Description: The Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Oncology will have a major role in the coordination of all aspects of clinical pharmacy services to oncology patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a 672-bed tertiary care, teaching hospital, in Boston, MA.

Qualified candidates for this position will have advanced training (PG-Y2 in oncology) and/or equivalent clinical experience in oncology practice. The Oncology Clinical Coordinator position requires independent decision-making, clinical judgment and in-depth knowledge of oncology and therapeutics.

Major responsibilities of this position will include: involvement with the Division of Hematology and Oncology and other Clinical Services to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to oncology patients to assure safe and effective drug therapy; participation in the BIDMC Oncology Subcommittee of P&T; preparation of formulary requests for consideration by the P&T Committee; collaboration with members of the oncology team to develop, review and maintain chemotherapy protocols and regimens; participation in medication use evaluation programs to ensure appropriate, safe and cost effective medication utilization; provides drug and clinical information to other healthcare professionals in response to specific questions relating to issues related to the care of patients with cancer; provides professional education regarding new drugs, biologics or other technologies for pharmacists, pharmacy residents and other health-care professionals.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 18345BRJob Summary: Reporting to the Clinical Pharmacy Program Director, coordinates Clinical Programs and Initiatives and works with the Director in the implementation of new clinical programs. Routinely provides educational and developmental opportunities for the pharmacy staff to promote clinical competency and to ensure the quality of clinical pharmacy services. Participates in medication use evaluation programs to ensure appropriate, safe and cost effective medication therapy. Controls pharmacy costs through the implementation and maintenance of clinical pharmacy programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates clinical pharmacy programs in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulation of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, Department of Public Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Administration and in accordance with established polices and procedures. Maintains certification and credentials in accordance with the Board of Registration.

  • Maintains practice site within patient care setting such as critical care, infectious disease, cardiology, oncology etc; oversees pharmaceutical care delivery to patients; attends rounds; serves as drug information resource to assist in design, implementation and monitoring of safe/cost-effective medication regimens; serves as drug consultant for nurses, physicians and allied health professions.

  • Participates in the planning and implementation of and coordinates Clinical Pharmacy Programs to promote Clinical Staff development. Serves as a mentor to the pharmacy staff in terms of pharmacy practice and patient care.

  • Provides pharmacy education programs to the Pharmacy Staff, Medical Staff, Nursing Staff and other allied health professionals. Serves as primary clinical pharmacy resource for the provision of drug information to the pharmacy, medical and nursing staff as well as to other allied health professionals.

  • Participates as an active member of various interdisciplinary committees within the medical center including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee. Contributes to the preparation for monthly P&T meetings with regard to secretarial responsibilities, Formulary Reviews, Medication Use Evaluations, Clinical Guideline development, and other activities of the committee.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree required in Pharmacy (PharmD).

  • License required: Pharmacist

  • 3-5 years related work experience required.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and management skills to educate and mentor staff, normally acquired after one or more years of related experience in a large, progressive teaching hospital.

  • Demonstrates comprehensive in-depth knowledge of pharmacy systems and designs in order to develop and implement departmental policies and procedures.

  • Ability to handle non-routine tasks. Good clinical and operational decision making ability skills. Independent thinker with skills good judgment and constant triaging ability. Ability to appropriately confront difficult issues and solve problems.Ability to work accurately, to meet deadlines, and consistently makes sound decisions that fall within satisfactory boundaries.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced training residency, fellowship or additional certification.


  • Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus