System-wide Oncology Pharmacy Manager


Intermountain Healthcare


Posted Under: Salt Lake City, Utah jobs in Executive; Executive jobs in zipcode 84195
Posted On: 2019-01-13

Position Purpose The purpose of this position is to advance oncology pharmacy clinical practice and patient care across Intermountain Healthcare. The person in this role will promote evidence-based and patient-centric practice, as well as minimize waste and resource overutilization while improving patient outcomes. Scope This is an enterprise-wide position that will coordinate the activities of pharmacists throughout the system who participate in oncology practice (inpatient and outpatient clinic environments). The person in this role will collaborate closely with leaders from the Oncology Clinical Service, Clinical Trials Program, and Precision Health. Essential Job Duties
  • Serves as the system oncology pharmacist expert responsible for decisions pertaining to resourcing oncology pharmacy practice needs to meet both short- and long-term goals.
  • Promotes and leads efforts to follow consistent standards and reduce unnecessary variation in the care of patients with cancer.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor for pharmacists throughout the system.
  • Engages with leaders of the Oncology Service Line to assess current system capabilities regarding oncology pharmacy practice and provide recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Engages with other organizational leaders to improve the use of oncologic agents and optimize clinical outcomes.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, guidelines, and protocols to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Develops and directs the implementation and prioritization of a structured framework for oncology pharmacy practice across the Intermountain system, including inpatient and outpatient areas.
  • Defines and tracks key performance indicators for quantifying the success of interventions and use of oncologic pharmaceuticals.
  • Reports oncology-related metrics and trends to organizational leaders, and other stakeholders, on a regular basis.
  • Collaborates with leaders from Drug Information Services, Supply Chain Organization, and other facility-based leaders to manage and mitigate the impact of medication shortages affecting oncologic medications and optimize the drug formulary.
  • Conducts medication-use evaluations and other quality assurance projects to ensure the clinically appropriate and judicious use of antineoplastic medications.
  • Participates in efforts to optimize technology systems to ensure appropriate use of antineoplastic therapy, including the electronic medical record system, Via Oncology clinical pathways, smart infusion pumps, etc.
  • Serves on the System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Explores the possible development of revenue-generating programs and other innovations pertinent to oncology pharmacy.
  • Initiates, participates, and coordinates system-level oncology pharmacy research initiatives, as appropriate, in partnership with the Intermountain Office of Research and Cancer Clinical Trials Program.
  • Partners with the Medication Safety Team to conducts case reviews of adverse events associated with antineoplastic drug use.

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