This position will primarily be responsible for verifying, filling and dispensing chemotherapy medication orders including the proper handling, usage, monitoring and storage of drugs in the pharmacy. This position will focus on providing patient care in the adult outpatient, adult inpatient, and pediatric oncology populations with some work in infusion patients (rheumatology, neurology, etc.). This pharmacist will maintain standards set by the department and translate policies and procedures into the daily operation of the pharmacy. They will act as an information resource to patients, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals regarding medication therapy and drug-related information and literature. They will serve as a preceptor to students, new hires and residents, in addition to other duties as assigned.
Core functions will include: assisting in coordinating of oncology investigational drug services, provide education to pharmacy team members to enhance competency, optimize drug therapy by participating in the development of treatment plans, development and implementation of USP 800 regulations, and collaboration with expert providers to provide patients with the highest level of care.
-State of Maine Pharmacist License
-B.S. Pharmacy or Pharm.D. required
-PGY1Health-System Pharmacy Practice residency required (commensurate experiencewill be considered)
-PGY2 residencyor 3 years hospital pharmacy experience preferred
-Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification – required within 18 months of employment
Other skills required
Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Maine. Board Certification in Oncology is expected within 12 months of hire/eligibility (if not already certified). Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision. Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions and respond quickly to emergent requests. Ability to exercise sound professional judgment. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and writing). Must exhibit a caring attitude toward patients, co-workers, and other customers.
May require lifting and carrying light loads (up to 40 lbs.) Capacity to concentrate in a busy and often stressful environment. Sitting for extended periods of time, standing and walking are required. This position entails extensive customer service and phone utilization; visual and auditory acuity, finger-wrist repetitive motion, and utilization of a computer/keyboard.
Fast paced clinical environment. Participation in unit specific and hospital wide activities that promote self and staff development. Participation in the development of unit specific strategic goals that assist with the fulfillment of the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center mission and vision.
About Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is committed to making healthcare work for the people of Maine. It is a 411- bed, regional tertiary care and ACS verified level II trauma center serving a patient population of 500,000 living in the northern two-thirds of the state's geography. The hospital is a base for LifeFlight of Maine, a critical care air transportation service flying nearly 900 missions per year. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.
Northern LightPharmacy works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care for all patients served by the facility by promoting evidence-based, fail-safe medication use. EMMC Pharmacy staff is dedicated to educating future pharmacists through our affiliations. Our pharmacists are preceptors for Introductory, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students and PGY1 residents.
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center's Pharmacy is staffed by a highly skilled team of pharmacists, technicians and support personnel that provide excellent service to our patients, providers and other professional staff. With more than 100 employees, our pharmacy team provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to our inpatient areas, emergency department, and family practice offices. Our practice model includes clinical pharmacist generalists and specialists.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.