Reading Hospital
Clinical Inpatient Oncology Pharmacy Specialist
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Reading Map
Posted: 03/21/2020
Closing: 04/20/2020
Degree: Graduate Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Reading Hospital
Job description

Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services across Eastern Pennsylvania. We bring together more than 11,000 dedicated team members, including 2,000 nationally recognized physicians, specialists, and providers across 65 convenient locations. Together, our six hospitals and other entities offer a full range of medical care to the communities we serve. Here, we know that advancing the quality of care will transform the quality of life.


About Reading Hospital

Our nationally recognized flagship institution, Reading Hospital has served the local community since 1867. We’re a Magnet® designated facility with many specialties, a dedicated rehabilitation hospital, and affiliated medical offices, all committed to delivering access to the region’s highest quality care, leading-edge technology, and experienced medical professionals. Located in the friendly West Reading area, our main campus offers a variety of amenities that make working here every day a pleasure.


Be inspired to enhance the patient experience, and join the exceptional team at Reading Hospital.  With the support of the Pharmacy Management and the Clinical Oncology team, the Clinical Inpatient Oncology Pharmacy Specialist will function as a drug specialist and therapy consultant. The Clinical Inpatient Oncology Pharmacy Specialist will be adept at prescribing and dispensing oncology-related treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation, and transfusion therapies.

The Clinical Inpatient Oncology Pharmacy Specialist will be responsible to:  

  • Have working knowledge of all State and Federal laws and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy.
  • Assume responsibilities of the Oncology Pharmacy Manager, as assigned, in his/her absence.
  • Develop and maintain an area of clinical expertise in oncology providing clinical pharmacy services for patients and health care professionals in this practice area.
  • Develop and present educational topics, and staff development programs; participate in activities to enhance the pharmacy department’s professional and/or clinical services; develop medication protocols to optimize patient’s drug therapy; and serve as clinical resource to the health care team.
  • Design and deliver in-service education for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals regarding drug therapy.
  • Use effective patient education techniques to provide counseling and education to patients and caregivers.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with pharmacy staff members, other health care disciplines and patients providing drug information.
  • Manage time efficiently to maintain high productivity of all Oncology & Infusion Pharmacy Services staff through oversight of daily operations.
  • Participate as needed on hospital committees.
  • Assist in the acquisition of non-formulary, compassionate use, and investigational medications.
  • Design, recommend, monitor, and evaluate patient specific pharmacotherapeutic regimens.
  • Monitor patient drug therapy for patients in the clinical practice area to ensure efficacious, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy.
  • Promote rational and economic drug use through professional interactions with the medical staff and medical staff committees.
  • Maintain a clinical pharmacy rotation for students/residents. Participate in activities of the Residency Advisory Group. Support & mentor resident research and other scholarly activities.
  • Document improvements in patient outcomes and cost containment efforts in the electronic medical record.
  • Provide the Oncology Pharmacy Manager with a quarterly performance improvement report / graphs that depicts the specialists patient care activities.
  • Participate in other performance improvement activities, as assigned by the Pharmacy Manager.
  • Maintain policies and procedures related to clinical oncology pharmacy services.
  • Maintain workload statistics and other productivity parameters to promote the success of the clinical oncology pharmacy services.
  • Assist with the training of new employee and staff education.
  • Assist in the development of, and support compliance with, a departmental budget.




  • Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy Required
  • PGY2 in Oncology Required.  Significant Oncology Experience will be considered in lieu of PGY2 in Oncology.


  • Relevant Experience in Oncology 


  • PA Pharmacist License
  • Board eligible for Pennsylvania licensure may be accepted in lieu of actual license; PA Pharmacist License required with 3 months.

Clinical Inpatient Oncology Pharmacy Specialist