At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Information Services Department (ISD), and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included. This Pharmacist III will be responsible for:
Providing advanced clinical pharma-subject matter expertise in support of the implementation and maintenance of the Pediatric Oncology program.
Assisting in the transitioning the current Chemotherapy Order Entry custom application practice and protocols into the Cerner supported technologies.
Providing review and interpretation and support of the development of the protocols for patient medications in accordance with established departmental and professional standards.
Working collaboratively with the Information Services Department and key information systems stakeholders to develop and maintain effective systems to document the care process and to ensure systems are user-friendly and consider clinical priorities for care.
Working with Information Services Department and clinical staff to test functionality for new applications and upgrades to existing systems. Participate in maintaining database of scripts which test system functionality in ways that reflect real-world workflow and care across all disciplines.
Preparing and providing drug information and advising on therapeutic alternatives.
Developing and implementing drug therapy protocols. Collecting and analyzing drug utilization evaluation data, preparing and presenting recommendations and working with medical staff to develop and implement corresponding changes in prescribing practices.
Reviewing, filling and dispensing physician medication orders/prescriptions. Interpreting and evaluating medication orders to ensure drug and dosage are appropriate for patient and to identify possible adverse reactions, contacting physician as needed. Checking orders/prescriptions filled by support personnel, verifying products are correctly prepared and labeled. Counseling patients on proper use, storage and side effects of prescribed medications.
Monitoring and maintaining internal systems, procedures and guidelines for assigned unit/service. Reviewing and updating operations and practicing guidelines for governing area of responsibility.
Maintaining knowledge of current professional trends and practices through participation in professional organizations and attendance at seminars, conferences and other continuing education programs. Participating in research projects and preparing papers and journal articles for publication or presentation. Serves as a resource for hospital and department staff in area(s) of specialization.
The position will have a direct reporting relationship to the pharmacy IT department at Boston Children's and an indirect reporting relationship with both the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Hospital Cancer Center (DF/CHCC) leadership, and the Children's Hospital IT departmental leadership team.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy plus up to one year of post-degree course work and/or an internship and three to four years of previous experience.
Strong communication and analytical skills.
Current MA Pharmacist license.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.