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Company: Lexington Medical Center
Location: West Columbia, SC
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Full Time - 40 Hours
Day Shift 
Day shift

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina's “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist works under the supervision of the Director of The Pharmacy. He/she assists the Director with achieving department goals and objectives regarding appropriate use of agents utilized to treat hematology/oncology patients.

The Clinical Oncology Pharmacist provides collaborative pharmaceutical care to hospital patients through collaboration with physicians, nurses, Pharmacy, Oncology outpatient staff and Hospital Administration.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: PharmD Degree from an US accredited college of pharmacy Completion of a Pharmacy Practice Residency (or equivalent)
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Licensed pharmacist in the State of South Carolina
Required Training: Experience in hematology/oncology; Maintains competency in hematology/oncology pharmacotherapy

Essential Functions
  • Assist the P&T Committee, physicians, and Pharmacy to provide a coordinated approach to drug policy management related to hematology and oncology medications.    
    • Hematology/Oncology related medication formulary management    
    • Policies, guidelines, and order sets relating to patients requiring hematology or  oncology management
  • Collaborate with physicians and Pharmacy to ensure LMC is consistent with Best Practices and other regulatory and government agency requirements related to medications used to treat patients requiring the hematology/oncology service.       
    • Implementation of  “Best Practices” for use of these agents    
    • Implementation and education regarding safe handling of these agents   
    • Implementation of “Evidence-based Practices” for appropriate use of these agents
  • Develop relationships with physicians and use those relationships to ensure patients receive the appropriate pharmaceutical care.
  • Develop relationships with outpatient oncology services, especially Lexington Medical Center owned practices, to ensure appropriate transitions between outpatient and inpatient care.  Utilize these relationships to develop appropriate treatment guidelines and care for patients in the inpatient setting vs. what therapies are more appropriately performed in the outpatient setting.
  • Assist physicians in making appropriate, cost-effective care for patients requiring hematology and oncology services.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Optimize patient outcomes and cost-effective therapy.
  • Specific Hematology/Oncology Drug Utilization Duties.      
    • Promotion of appropriate choice of hematology / oncology therapy, appropriate route  of administration, and appropriate duration of therapy.      
    • Develop and conduct target drug programs and medication use evaluations related to  drug use.            
    • Approve the use of agents that are designated as “reserved” for a specific indication.  
    • Reduce length-of-stay and minimize adverse drug reactions or morbidity/mortality  associated with inappropriate use of these medications.      
    • Provide semi-annual quality and cost savings reports to the Pharmacy and  Therapeutics Committee and Hospital Administration.       
    • Reduce Cost per patient day for these agents       
    • Develop and monitor appropriate pharmacovigillance programs for biosimilars 
    • Work to develop protocols and appropriate use guidelines for blood factors.  Promote  appropriate use of these agents and work to develop a program surrounding these  products that includes appropriate inventory management, education of pharmacy staff  and physicians, and oversight for the billing and reimbursement for these products.   Also works to ensure the hospital has taken advantage of manufacturer programs for  shared coverage of indigent patients.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee's desires and abilities and the hospital's needs.

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