The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the region’s only Magnet-recognized, Level I Trauma academic medical center. The 630-bed hospital also is home of the region’s only dedicated Heart Hospital, only adult and pediatric transplant center, a Joint Commission/American Heart Association recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center, houses the region’s only Level III private-room neonatal intensive care unit, serves as a regional perinatal center, and contains six centers of excellence to provide comprehensive care to our region’s patients. The hospital is currently searching for motivated and articulate candidates for a Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology position. This position is an integral part of a large clinical pharmacy team who provide comprehensive pharmacy services throughout the organization. The Medical Center and Pharmacy vision is to be the recognized leader in advancing optimal medication use and pharmacy practice in our region and beyond.
Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, UTMC has been ranked best hospital in Knoxville for five years in a row, received Magnet re-designation as well as TNCPE Excellence Award, is a Blue Distinction Center, and is Grade “A” for patient safety and error prevention by the Leapfrog Group. The hospital consists of an adult inpatient care facility, a cancer institute, maternity and women’s care program, and large outpatient care facilities. Through these resources, the hospital provides acute care and critical care to both adult and neonatal patients throughout the East Tennessee region. The six centers of excellence include: Brain and Spine, Cancer, Emergency and Trauma, Heart Lung Vascular, Orthopaedics, and Women & Infants.
As the largest provider of cancer care in the region, the Cancer Institute offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for the adult population. The 83,000-square-foot cancer area is equipped with features that support and enhance the comprehensive services provided to oncology patients and is devised to meet the needs of patients, families, physicians, nurses and other staff. Our multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists are dedicated to provide patients with the highest quality of care.
The Clinical Pharmacist in Oncology: • Provides in-depth clinical pharmacy services to adult inpatient and outpatient oncology patients • Participates in all aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care as a member of interdisciplinary teams • Completes pharmacy consults/clinical intervention, interdisciplinary collaboration, stewardship of appropriate utilization of medications, integrated operational support, and departmental leadership as required by the position. • Identifies service-related issues which require evaluation and facilitates research projects and quality improvement initiatives as needed to advance practice • Additional responsibilities including education to patients, peers, medical, and nursing staff about the management, prescribing and monitoring of therapies used in Oncology. • External presentations, publications, and professional speaking is strongly encouraged and supported • He/she may serve as a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy or Pharmacotherapy Residency Program • Provides precepting mentorship for Doctor of Pharmacy students
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
Clinical training and experience: PGY1 Pharmacy residency and a PGY2 residency/fellowship from an ACPE accredited resident program (or extended clinical experience in oncology patient populations may be considered
Licensure/certifications: Tennessee pharmacist license or eligibility
About University of Tennessee Medical Center
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 630-bed, acute care, teaching hospital. It serves the entire East Tennessee region, providing all general and specialty clinical services and carries a Level I trauma center designation, supported by an aeromedical helicopter program. The medical center campus includes the UT College of Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Medicine which houses a large Family Medicine Clinic. The pharmacy staff provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, through decentralized pharmacist teams supported by pharmacist specialists in a wide variety of clinical areas. Additionally, there are satellite pharmacies in the operating room and oncology areas. Ambulatory care is provided via specialty services to the patients in the Family Medicine Clinic, Patient-Centered Medical Home, and the Renal Transplant Clinic among others.