To provide quality pharmaceutical care defined as being responsible for assuring the provision of safe, efficacious, and cost-effective drug therapy and investigational drug service support for Geisinger patients. The pharmacist will provide this care through clinical pharmacy activities and through the management of the Investigational Drug Service.
Advises, assists, and supervises the work of pharmacy technicians; assumes final responsibility for the accuracy of their work.
Provides input to management team on equipment and supplies for the annual budget.
Receives copies of investigational drug study protocols.
Reviews documents and determines pharmaceutical materials and professional services required to satisfy the study description.
Prepares itemized budgets for pharmacy services for clinical trials.
Generates monthly billing report for clinical trials supported by the Investigational Drug Service.
Maintains a current knowledge base regarding regulatory issues and laws, and oversees the implementation of such regulation and laws affecting investigational drugs and clinical trials.
Prepares investigational drug dispensing guidelines.
Serves as a member on one of Geisinger's Institutional Review Boards.
Serves as a liaison between Hematology and Oncology and pharmacy staff for clinical trials.
Assists with the development of protocols.
Performs annual performance evaluations of assigned personnel.
Works with study sponsors, study monitors, investigators, study coordinators, and other Clinical Trials Office personnel to resolve problems involving pharmacy services.
Assumes responsibility for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to the patient population covered by the pharmacist.
Coordinates the use of human, material, and informational resources such that timely, efficient, cost effective, and appropriate care is consistently rendered.
Receives and interprets physicians' medication orders and clarifies or corrects orders with the physician.
Reviews patient medication profiles to guard against drug sensitivities, contraindications, duplications, and major drug interactions.
Reviews all medication orders for prescribing, formulary, and therapeutic issues.
Suggests appropriate formulary alternative(s) based on the patient's clinical parameters.
Consults and advises members of the medical staff on matters relating to specific drug therapy problems and monitors and acts on patient laboratory results.
Provides in-depth drug information and other informational materials to members of the medical, nursing, and other healthcare provider teams.
Calculates drug dosages based on pharmacokinetic parameters.
Prepares drug reviews for the System Therapeutics Formulary Steering Committee.
Participates in pharmacy-related research, including the development of research design and protocol and proposal development.
Enters orders proficiently into the pharmacy information system and notes appropriate information on the order copy needed by the pharmacy technician to fill the order.
Prepares special medications involving compounding procedures and sterile products using aseptic technique.
Conducts and Assists with routine inventories (perpetual, weekly and monthly) of investigational drugs stored in pharmacy areas.
Assists in establishing and maintaining adequate and easily retrievable record keeping systems for protocols, study subjects, drug inventory, manufacturing, and dispensing investigational drugs.
Establishes and maintains standards which assure the quality, proper storage, and safe use of investigational agents and related supplies.
Ensures that paperwork is completed and retained, and that investigational and study drugs are handled according to the requirements of the sponsoring agencies.
Coordinates the ordering and receipt of investigational drugs and supplies shipped to the pharmacy.
Attends departmental educational programs.
Maintains a current knowledge of technical and clinical practice changes affecting the scope of practice.
Presents staff development programs for the departments in the health system.
Provides in-services to other healthcare providers when requested and necessary.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Bachelor's Degree-Pharmacy (Required)
Minimum of 4 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
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At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.