• Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Hematology/Oncology

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/3/2020 8:49 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE PTSL Pharmacy & Therapeutics
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Stem Cell Transplant/Hematology works under minimal supervision. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist provides to the department expertise not routinely available in the pharmacy staff. The abilities these individuals have may include a broad background in specific clinical areas (such as hematology/oncology and total parenteral nutrition), or the individual may have expertise in specific pharmacy management areas (such as information systems, drug utilization evaluation, or investigational drugs).


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience


    • Actively participates in protocol and order set development, formulary management, drug utilization reviews, and cost-savings initiatives as required by FACT accreditation standards 7.0 for the transplant program.
    • Involved with clinical patient rounds with the medical team and provides optimal selection of pharmacologic agents and designs of regimens to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize toxicity.
    • Enters and verifies chemo orders and protocols.
    • Monitors and adjusts doses of drugs requiring pharmacokinetic drug monitoring
    • Ensures appropriate monitoring parameters (lab and clinical) are being used for individual drugs
    • Screens the med list for drug interactions
    • Collaborates with the other clinical pharmacy specialists in hem/onc on a daily basis, acting as the liaison between the hematology/transplant services and the inpatient and outpatient pharmacies.
    • Participates in discharge planning, transition of care medication reconciliation and the drug approval process.
    • Provides a significant level of education to professionals and patients.
    • Provides educational in-services to staff.
    • Precepts pharmacy students and residents.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy or BS Pharmacy Degree
    • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency - OR - at least 3 years previous clinical experience in stem cell transplant and/or hematology/oncology

    • Certification as a licensed Registered Pharmacist by the State of Arkansas or eligible for licensure

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • PharmD or MS
    • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY2 residency in Oncology

    • Board certification

    • Five (5) years experience working as a clinical pharmacist in stem cell transplant and/or hematology/oncology

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological


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