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Clinical Pharmacist, Cancer Center (Solid Tumor Malignancies)

GW Medical Faculty Associates | Washington, DC

Posted Date 5/14/2024
Description

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) was incorporated in July 2000 as a not-for-profit, physician-led practice group. The organization functioned as an independent organization in support of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Sciences as a multi-specialty physician practice group. The GW MFA has grown to become the largest independent academic physician practice in the Washington, DC metro region with more than 500 physicians and nearly 200 APP providers. In 2018, the MFA bylaws were revised to allow The George Washington University to serve as the sole corporate member while the MFA retained independent 501c3 status. The purpose of the change was to ensure alignment between the MFA and The George Washington University.

MFA physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. As members of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, MFA providers are teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, fellows, and researchers preserving the rich tradition of academics, research, and healing. In addition to maintaining a closely integrated alliance with The George Washington University and The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH), separately owned and operated by Universal Health Services (UHS), the GW MFA has active referring relationships with 12 area hospitals.

The GW MFA’s leading healthcare presence in the DC metro region is complemented by a network of community-based practices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Given its geographic location in central NW Washington, DC, and proximity to more than 175 resident embassies, the MFA continues to evolve its international clinical outreach.

Position Summary

Clinical pharmacy services in the outpatient setting are an area of expanded interest nationwide. The introduction of the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner designation has served to elevate the level of practice and encourage greater involvement of pharmacists in the outpatient provision of patient care and medication management.

At GW Cancer Center, our goal is to increase patient volumes in both the Acute Care and Ambulatory Care environments. The focus of the position will be on providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care and disease management in the ambulatory care setting to adult patients seen at the GWCC. Coordinating with the acute care Hematology/Oncology Clinical Specialists covering the solid tumor or hematologic malignancies service and the Specialty Pharmacist in the GW MFA Outpatient Pharmacy, this individual will ensure continuity of care as the patient transitions from the acute care to the ambulatory care setting. This individual will also be responsible for providing experiential instruction to trainees and serve as a multidisciplinary partner in support of patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

Clinical (60%)

  • Build a CPP clinic that collaborates with physicians to see patients and bill for services
  • Perform medication reconciliation for all patients seen at the clinic
  • Serve as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy and Hematologic Malignancies Clinic to ensure all activities are coordinated and consistent
  • Educate patients and their families about their treatment plans and subsequent medication management
  • Responsible for all medication management goals set forth by the institution or Department of Pharmacy
  • Manage toxicities caused by chemotherapy agents for all patients seen in the clinic (with a focus on toxicities caused by oral oncolytics)
  • Review all chemotherapy orders written/placed by clinic physicians prior to being sent to pharmacy. If inaccurate, CPP will collaborate with physicians to have orders updated prior to sending to pharmacy
  • Responsible for the transitions of care for patients
  • Provide coverage of the acute care services, including order verification, profile review, chemotherapy order preparation, discharge counseling, and clinical consultation when the acute care Clinical Specialist is absent
  • Collaborate with the acute care pharmacist responsible for the Medical Oncology Hematology Service on policies, procedures, and guidelines associated with this patient population
  • Perform medication use evaluations
  • Educate staff on guideline updates and practice advancements associated with this patient population

Distributional (20%)

  • Refer patients seen in the clinic to GW’s Outpatient Pharmacy for all outpatient medications, including oral oncolytics
  • Identify and enrolling eligible patients for specialty pharmacy services
  • Coordinate with the Specialty Pharmacists and the Medication Assistance Program to verify patient’s insurance requirements to ensure timely processing of all prior authorizations and to provide direction for available financial assistance resources

Educational and Administrative (20%)

  • Educate trainees from surrounding Schools of Pharmacy, which can include, pharmacy students, PGY1, and PGY2 residents on their experiential rotations in outpatient Hematology/Oncology
  • Serve as a standing committee member on a select group of committees to be established at GW-MFA or GW Cancer Center

Minimum Qualifications

Education

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Current or valid licensure as a Pharmacist in the District of Columbia or the eligibility to earn such licensure
  • Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy or another BPS specialty

Physical Requirements

  • Stand, walk, bend, twist, and reach for long periods of time in a clinical setting.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift or carry and push or pull up to 100 lbs. as part of the role
  • Regularly exposed to healthcare settings that may require personal protective equipment
  • Requires manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine, and other equipment.
Job Type
Full-time

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