You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Pharmacy Specialist Oncology.
Your pharmacy knowledge is second to none: your patients feel it in the expertise you share. Families feel it in your communication. Colleagues feel it in your support.
Youâ™re generous with your thoughts, your partnerships and especially your knowledge, because your coordination of all things drug related is crucial.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
St. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed hospital is the only full-service acute care facility in Butte, and weâ™re the largest hospital serving a seven-county area. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll honor each otherâ™s dignity and surpass the standards we set. Weâ™ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Pharmacy Specialist Oncology you need to know how to:
Coordinates and oversees clinical pharmacy services related to oncology at the St. James Cancer Treatment Clinic (CTC). Serves as a pharmacy team leader and expert clinician within defined area of practice. Assists other staff with the development of care plans for patients. Provides direct clinical pharmacy services to selected patients. Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective medication therapies for patients. Uses the electronic medical record (EMR) to document all care provided to patients.
Collaborates and confers with the Pharmacy Director in planning both short and long-term annual budgets for operations and capital for oncology pharmacy services.
Works as a cohesive team with the St. James CTC associates as well as the systemâ™s specialty pharmacy coordinator embedded in the local oncology clinic.
Works collaboratively with other staff to create clear, efficient, and well documented workflows. Develops effective and collaborative relationships with Physicians and other independent Licensed Providers to support pharmacyâ™s continued participation in the Oncology Service. Consults with members of the medical staff on orders for non-formulary drugs to offer formulary alternatives when possible.
Enhances quality of delivery of care. Participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities for pharmacy hospital and clinics. Identifies potential technical or patient care issues and accepts accountability for follow-up and resolution of issues. Serves as a liaison between patient care areas and pharmacy staff.
Assists in the development and implementation of staff competencies both within service area and for general pharmacy services. Participates collegially in the development of new programs, services and practices, and educational activities of the pharmacy department and with the multidisciplinary team within defined area of practice.
Provides in-services/lectures for Pharmacy Department and for health care professionals in training (medical, nursing, pharmacy). Serves on committees and work groups.
Participates in cancer committee meetings, tumor board, and pertinent meeting related to the oncology service at St. James. Provides lectures and education within defined area of practice. Participates in multidisciplinary and departmental research initiatives and stays informed on all investigational drug studies being performed within their defined area of practice.
Provides backup support and assists with inpatient pharmacy operations as needed.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities and initiatives. Devises methods to track impact of new approaches. Identifies high-cost and high-use agents within defined area of practice and participates in financial management initiatives. Uses appropriate resources throughout the organization to meet customer needs. Responsible and efficient utilization of human and material resource.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a PharmD Degree OR five (5) year Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy required.
Licensure by the state of Montana to practice pharmacy required.
Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties or achievement of BCOP certification within twelve (12) months of hire required.
PGY2 pharmacy residency or fellowship in Oncology preferred.
At least five (5) years of experience in oncology practice in a hospital or ambulatory setting preferred.
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Pharmacy Specialist Oncology on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 1052
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.