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Pharmacist -Faculty Group Practice - Cancer Center-*Lake Success, NY*

NYU Langone Health
$84,344.00 / yr
May 25, 2023

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. At NYU Langone Health, equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental values. We strive to be a place where our exceptionally talented faculty, staff, and students of all identities can thrive. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and individual skills, ideas, and knowledge.For more information, go to, and interact with us on,,,,,and.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Faculty Group Practice Pharmacist - Cancer Center-Lake Success.

In this role, the successful candidateis responsible for chemotherapy and supportive therapy order verification for appropriateness, preparing and dispensing of these medications for administration to patients by nurses.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Demonstrates proper technique and knowledge while preparing chemotherapy. Properly prepares chemotherapy and other compounded sterile products following the established NYU guidelines. Understands and performs sterile technique when preparing compounded sterile products. This includes the washing of hands and arms with approved germicidal soap, use of personal protective equipment and gloves, sanitizing the hoods with alcohol, placement of an absorbent chemo pads on the working surface of the hood, placement of all items needed for product preparation in the hood and proper use of closed system transfer devices or negative pressure technique when drawing up chemo agents under sterile conditions. Understands and adheres to special procedures for preparation of intrathecal and intrapleural preparations.
    • Understands classifications of chemo agents such as vesicants and irritants; and there administration, preparation and labeling. Appropriately measures and mixes the correct ingredients checking calculations and expiration dates. Uses appropriate equipment. Checks medications for accuracy, physical characteristics and expiration date. Checks medications for accuracy, physical characteristics and expiration date. Has a second pharmacist or pharmacy technician independently check ingredients, calculations, expiration date and preparation process.
    • Checking and verification of all emergency boxes and hypersensitivity kitsbefore these are sealed and issued to patient care areas.
    • Provision of Pharmacy services including order verification and dispensing toall Ambulatory Article 28 sites that are serviced by Cancer Center Pharmacies.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of investigational drug procedures. Followsspecific clinical trial protocol instructions for dosage, preparation anddispensing. Follows treatment parameters and dose modifications as specifiedin the protocol.
    • Follows the NYU Langone Medical Center policy and procedures for the security anddistribution of NYU State official prescription blank (or paper).
    • Follows NYU Langone Clinical Cancer Center policies and procedures and NYU State Boardof Pharmacy and Federal requirements for medication management. Understands thesecurity and dispensing requirements for all medications including controlled drugs.
    • Assists with the security of thepharmacy. Makesrecommendations to Head nurse ornursing staff when appropriate.Uses badge access to enter theclinic and department. Reports anyunusual behavior to a pharmacymanager or appropriate authority.Follows department procedures forcontrolled drugs storage, handlingand dispensing. Understands andfollows Automated DispensingCabinet restocking procedures.
    • Trains and monitors pharmacytechnicians, interns and pharmacystudents. Checks trainees work forcompletion, accuracy andprioritization. Explains procedurespecific to work environment.Gives suggestions to improvework. Demonstrates patience andattempts to strengthen the traineesperformance. Demonstratespatience and attempts tostrengthen the traineesperformance.
    • Observes Aseptic technique andfollows NIOSH guidelines whilehanding and dispensing hazardousdrugs Uses proper attire andobserves hand hygiene policieswhen handling sterile productsFollows proper guidelines forworking in a biosafety cabinet andin a clean room environment.
    • Provides drug information. Provides accurate information to health professionals. Checks necessary references before giving out information. Utilizes text literature and internet as sources of information.
    • Contacts the prescriber forclarification of orders whendeviation in the protocol exists.Documents all interactions with allhealth care professionals in thepatients in the patient's pharmacyprofile chart as well as in theelectronic intervention reportingsystem. Understands and usesstandardized language whendescribing chemotherapy regimenswithin protocols. This includes anunderstanding of duration andrates of administration of chemoagents calculated from volume ofagent administered.
    • Demonstrates an understanding ofchemotherapy protocol. Followsand maintains calculation of eachchemo agent according to thedocumented literature in theprotocol using prescribedparameters such as body weight,body surface area, creatinineclearance, CBC, etc. Has theknowledge to recalculate drugdose and explain the dosemodification. Understands pretreatmentconsiderations involvedwith each protocol. This includesmaking sure all hydration; premedications,antiemetics, lab testsand assessment parameters aremet before dispensing thechemotherapy or supportivetherapy.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Minimum Qualifications:Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy. New York State Pharmacy License.Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Understanding of chemotherapeutic agents and treatment regimens.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:Doctor of Pharmacy degree. ASHP Oncology accreditation. Two yearsor more experience as an oncology pharmacist in a hospital setting.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Langone Health provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $84,344.00 -$84,344.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialty, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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