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Pharmacist Per Diem Days Comprehensive Cancer

Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Job Description:


Provide pharmaceutical services for patients and disseminate drug information to nursing and medical staff maintaining the highest standards of patient care that is consistent with the philosophy and goals of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

These services further the vision of Desert Regional Medical Center to create unique environments, where patients, their families, doctors and staff come together to achieve longer and better lives in the fight against cancer.


Reviews physician orders and recommends changes according to FDA approved indications, standard chemotherapy protocols, and investigational drug studies. Recommends to physician any dosage adjustments for drugs based on the patient's height, weight, body surface area, blood count values, renal function, or liver function.

Prepares all intravenous admixtures according to documented stability and diluent guidelines.

Provides drug information to physicians, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team upon verbal request or through formal inservice.

Counsels patients about uses and side effects of medications. Also instructs patients on the operation of ambulatory infusion devices.

Maintains written and computerized patient profiles containing all doses of chemotherapy dispensed.

Maintains drug data including adequate drug inventory by ordering items daily, maintaining accurate narcotic inventory control by recording daily counts and transfers to the nursing station of controlled substances, log of all chemotherapy drugs dispensed and their corresponding manufacturers, lot numbers, and expiration dates, accurate storage, accountability, and distribution records for all investigational drugs, and maintains log of ambulatory pumps currently being used by patients.

Utilizes computer to generate charge reports. Records drug purchases and generates monthly inventory reports using spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel.

Identifies and reports pharmacy interventions and adverse drug reactions.

Identifies and segregates expired medications monthly.



--- Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. TJC) appropriate for position

--- Posses a valid CA pharmacist's license (maintain current at all times)

--- Current American Heart Association BLS (maintain current at all times)

--- BS Pharmacy from accredited college

--- 2 years oncology experience and aseptic technique

--- Good verbal and written communication skills; computer literate


--- Pharm.D. completion of an ASHP residency program. Masters or other post-graduate degree,

Job: Pharmacist/Staff/Clinical
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs , Pharmacist Per Diem Days Comprehensive Cancer, Healthcare , Palm Springs, California

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