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ACCP Report - June 2014

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Medication Safety Pharmacist

Position Description. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital is recruiting a highly motivated clinical specialist pharmacist. In conjunction with the Department of Pharmacy leadership, this individual is responsible for coordinating medication safety activities. These activities include analysis of event reports, system and process evaluation, formulation of recommendations and safety initiatives, project management, coordination of intervention strategies, and facilitation of process and system changes to improve the medication use process. This position reports dually to the Administrator of Oncology Pharmacy and Infusion Services and the Associate Executive Director of Quality.

Qualifications. Pharm.D. or B.S. degree from an accredited pharmacy school and eligibility for licensure in the state of Ohio are required. Specialty residency training in hematology/oncology or medication safety, or equivalent experience, is preferred.

Description of Institution/Organization. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital is a 228-bed adult cancer clinical care facility, including a 24-bed hematologic transplant unit. The institution is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers and serves as a National Cancer Institute–designated hospital. The center includes five outpatient chemotherapy infusion clinics and dispenses more than 40,000 doses of chemotherapy annually. In anticipation of a 20% increase in admissions within the next 10 years, the hospital will be opening a $1.4 billion cancer tower in December 2014.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Kennerly, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Telephone: (614) 293-6862