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Company: Swedish Medical Center
Location: Englewood, CO
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech



Hourly Wage Estimate: $60.70 - $78.91 / hour
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The estimate displayed represents the typical wage range of candidates hired. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range.

Mixed 7-10 Hours/Weekends Rotating


Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Oncology Pharmacist Clinical Operations Specialist you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Swedish Medical Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


Swedish Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Oncology Pharmacist Clinical Operations Specialist where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The oncology pharmacist is responsible for the safe, effective and cost-effective selection and utilization of chemotherapy and biologic medications for the patients in which they serve. The oncology pharmacist uses advanced knowledge, skills, and professional judgment in all aspects of his or her work.

This pharmacist will serve as a leader of pharmacy oncology services. The oncology pharmacist is responsible for coordinating chemotherapy activities and supervising support personnel in the immediate assigned area and may act as supervisor in situations as assigned.

The oncology pharmacist serves as a patient advocate when planning and implementing pharmaceutical care. By considering the patient's disease state(s), age, lab values, and other pertinent information, the specialist evaluates medication orders and intervenes when appropriate. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the pharmacist will collaborate with other healthcare professionals and represent pharmacy in a knowledgeable and professional manner.

Individuals in this position will strive to advance personal and departmental pharmaceutical knowledge. The pharmacist is expected to stay current on literature related to pharmacy and oncology practice, and to engage others in learning through staff inservicing and other education as needed.

The oncology pharmacist will be an active member of hospital committees as determined by hospital leadership. The specialist will also establish at least one project per calendar year with a goal of improving clinical practice or drug utilization (topic approved by pharmacy management).

What qualifications you will need:Minimum of three-five years clinical oncology experience required. Previous project management experience preferred.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Spt must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Registered Pharmacist in the State of Colorado.BCOP certificationpreferred. BCLS/ACLS required through AHA or ARC.
  • B.S. or Pharm D. degree in Pharmacy. Graduate of an accredited residency program preferred


1) Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. Demonstrates the ability to plan, provide and monitor the delivery of pharmaceutical services. Is a subject matter expert in the area of oncology.

2) Able to perform and prioritize the following duties:

· Actively communicates with outpatient infusion center team and inpatient oncology team

· Clarifies all outpatient and inpatient oncology orders. Develops core strategies and guidance for the oncology program.

· Participates in committee meetings as requested by Pharmacy Management. Member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee

· Ensures appropriate and safe use of oncology medications. Continually works to improve processes among care teams.

· Assists in education of providers, nurses, pharmacy personnel and patients

· Oversees all aspects of oncology order process: order entry, order sets, order verification, double check, compounding and compounding validation.

· Acts as a clinical pharmacist for the inpatient oncology unit. In addition to oncology functions, also perform all other pharmaceutical functions including consult completion, Vigilanz/Clinical Pharmacist Workflow activations, interdisciplinary rounds, drug-level monitoring, etc.

· Oversees investigation studies related to oncology medications. Stays current on all investigation study protocols and required training.

· Subject matter expert for USP 800. Oversees USP 800 subcommittee

3) Additionally:

Prepares and dispenses medication orders according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.

Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately. Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles.

Monitors medication therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug- laboratory test interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications.

Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors accurately and in a timely manner.

Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational medication therapy selection.

Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed.

Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff.

Documents all required double checks.

Participates in the quality improvement and medication-use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.

Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel.

Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.

Maintains competence required for current job title/position.

Maintains current pharmacist licensure.

Attends orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy.

Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements (see attached competence assessment/skills list).

Performs other duties as assigned by Pharmacy Management

Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled.

Absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines.

Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance. Wears identification badge at all times.

Performs work within specified time frames. Adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule.

Provides courteous, cooperative service to patients, visitors, and staff. Demonstrates good oral and written communication.

Works cooperatively with all staff. Voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in a positive manner.

Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background.

Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and employee information. Complies with HIPAA Privacy Rule standards.

Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members.

Adheres to health system and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, and infection control. Complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower costs, improve quality, and promote safety.

Demonstrates the values/standards and behaviors of the organization.

Attends meetings and participates in committees as required

Is able to work with automated systems. Is granted Automated Dispensing System (ASDS-Pyxis) /Meditech access and privileges.

Coordinates the oversight and appropriate utilization of high cost medication in area of specialty.

No Travel Travel Required

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA Healthcare's HealthONE family of hospitals, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 plus licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, faster than any other facility in the world, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region's referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment. Swedish also serves as the region's neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area's only Level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Oncology Pharmacist Clinical Operations Specialist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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