Clinical Pharmacist. Registry- Oncology

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 8 months ago(9/30/2023 5:42 PM)
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Job Description

Join University of Chicago Medicine, as a Clinical Pharmacist in the Oncology/Specialty Infusion Pharmacy, RegistryIn this role as a Clinical Pharmacist you will assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Through various assignments within the department, they provide support of centralized and decentralized medication-use systems as well as deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. Clinical Pharmacists adeptly function in pharmacy operational areas, including but not limited to central dispensing pharmacies, satellite dispensing pharmacies, and specialty pharmacy areas. The Inpatient Pharmacy is known for providing exceptional assistance when your medical needs may be complex and requires special knowledge when collaborating with your medical provider and insurance company. We are dedicated to providing you with the personal service necessary to ensure that you achieve the most benefit from your medical therapy. 


Job Summary

Responsible and accountable for the provision of safe and effective drug therapy and other pharmaceutical care services intended to achieve outcomes related to the cure, diagnosis or prevention of disease, elimination or reduction of patient’s symptoms, or arresting or slowing of a disease process, and improve a patient’s quality of life in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. You will work 50% clinical and 50% staffing in this role. The pharmacist also assumes the responsibility for pharmacy technicians that work directly under his/her supervision by ensuring the proper preparation of drug products and managing the workflow.


Essential Job Functions


  • Maintains a standard of performance that is in compliance with JCAHO, ASHP practice standards/guidelines, federal/state licensing acts, and UCH and Pharmaceutical Services Policies and Procedures
  • Interprets, evaluates, and accurately dispenses all drug orders in the patient’s best interest as assessed by appropriateness of drug selection, contraindications, dose, side effects, drug interactions, food interactions, duration of therapy, route of administration, and cost
  • Provides therapeutic monitoring of drug therapy including the monitoring of serum concentrations (i.e. Aminoglycosides, phenytoin, digoxin, warfarin, etc.) and the adjustment of drug dosages based on a patient’s age, size, renal/hepatic function, severity of illness, and other patient specific characteristics
  • Identifies, resolves and prevents potential and actual drug-related problems. Recommends rational therapeutic alternatives as needed to prevent future problems
  • Participates in drug preparation and provides drug information in collaboration with the institution’s Dr. Cart Team during cardiac resuscitation
  • Accurately checks medication orders that have been entered into the pharmacy computer system by the pharmacy technician: insuring that patient allergies, drug duplication, and drug interactions do not exist which contraindicate therapy and that the drug dose is correct. Enter orders directly into computer system if necessary
  • Coordinates with the technician the preparation and labeling of all first and missing doses (IV, PO, etc.)
  • Checks all medications prior to dispensing for accurate labeling, preparation, and storage. Coordinates all clinical and dispensing workflow that occurs from the satellite pharmacy
  • Supervises the quality/quantity of work and work performance of the pharmacy technician
  • Coordinates pharmacist and technician coverage of the area of responsibility during meal breaks or in-services. Assist other staff members, in other areas, in times of high workload
  • Supervises pharmacy technicians working under their direction to provide optimal pharmaceutical care and services
  • Participates in the orientation, education, and mentoring of new staff (i.e. pharmacists, nurses, pharmacy technicians, etc.) as needed
  • Participates in the preparation of articles for publication in the “Topics in Drug Therapy” or other UCH newsletters as requested
  • Performs other duties as requested by senior management

 Required Qualifications 

  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Illinois (complete licensure process within 60 days of employment).
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required  or 3 plus years of hospital staffing experience. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Advanced Degree, Masters of Science, MBA, or Doctor of Pharmacy highly preferred.
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited residency PGY-2 is preferred.
  • Clinical pharmacy experience in ICU highly preferred.
  • Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training

Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE: Registry
  • Shift:  Rotate
  • Unit/Department: Inpatient Pharmacy 
  • CBA Code: Non - Union


In this role, we anticipate that you will be scheduled to work theday shift and will not be scheduled for on-call shifts.  We anticipate you will be scheduled to work 100% at the Hyde Park campus.  The days of the week that you are scheduled will vary throughout the week and you will work some weekends. 


Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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