Clinical Pharmacist Specialist | Ambulatory Oncology/Hematology

Job Requisition #: JR61010

End Date: 6/1/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Pharmacy

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!

The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services for Oncologic, Hematologic, and Immunologic conditions in the ambulatory setting. The pharmacist in this position provides extensive, direct pharmaceutical care in collaboration with providers in the Cancer Service Line, participates in drug therapy consults, clinical research protocols, and provides patient/family/staff/physician education, and precepts pharmacy residents and students. This position will primarily support the Gynecologic Oncology practice, with additional support as needed for the Oncology Hematology practice, and is a key clinical role supporting our Specialty Pharmacy program. To ensure comprehensive clinical pharmacy services in support of the continuum of care, regulatory standard compliance, and patient care quality this pharmacist will have the following duties and responsibilities:


Patient care

  • Document patient visits and follow-ups within the specialty pharmacy documentation system in accordance with URAC and ACHC accreditation standards
  • Work collaboratively with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within the Specialty Pharmacy, with the specialty pharmacy access concierge to help facilitate a smooth prescription processing process, and with the call-center staff to help appropriately address patient calls.
  • Review and interpret physician's medication orders, detect and evaluate adverse drug effects, evaluate drug efficacy, therapeutic goals and indications, review for contraindications/precautions, the patient's current status of health, and review drug profiles and patient's medical record for drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state(s) potentials.
  • Resolve such problems in consultation with the prescriber and in accordance with best practice.
  • Provide individualized patient education/evaluation regarding drug therapy as requested or identified by patient need.
  • Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
  • Participate in the management and documentation of adverse drug reactions.
  • Provide accurate, unbiased, timely, and cost-effective drug information to medical, pharmacy, nursing, and other allied health professionals.
  • Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
  • Manage patients' supportive care plan with a focus on pain, neuropathy, nausea, or vomiting
  • Coordinate activities with health care team to perform enhanced medication reconciliation on select patient populations or as indicated by assessment

Quality Improvement

  • Develop and revise evidence-based guidelines and order sets to ensure standardized, safe, and effective treatments regimens.
  • Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement activities as needed to achieve and maintain URAC and ACHC accreditation and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements

Research and Scholarship

  • Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested (e.g., P&T monographs, newsletter articles, etc.).
  • Collaborate with research team to support patients enrolled in clinical trials
  • Participate in student and resident research projects and/or medication use evaluations

Training and Education

  • Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned.
  • Participate in providing educational sessions (e.g., technician training, in-services, clinical pearls, staff development education) or materials for patient groups and allied health professionals.

Professional Development

  • Meet and maintain current ASHP preceptor qualifications.
  • Represent Department of Pharmacy Services on committees as assigned


  • PharmD required
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency required
  • PGY-2 specialty residency in oncology/hematology required (equivalent experience considered)
  • Board Certification in oncology required or obtained within 2 years of hire
  • Experience in ambulatory oncology pharmacy practice highly preferred
  • Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware
  • May require additional state licensure to provider virtual care to patients

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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