The medication safety pharmacist will support the work of the medication safety officer. This will include the review of safety reports and pharmacy interventions from the main campus, satellite and DFCI Inpatient Hospital. The pharmacist will work collaboratively with members of the healthcare team to identify opportunities to improve the safety of medication use, design solutions to system failures and assist in the implementation of related practice changes. This position will also work collaboratively with the Institute patient safety team.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Evaluate, categorize, and trend medication safety reports. Investigate medication errors and identify system deficiencies.
Participate in root cause analysis and lead subsequent solution efforts. Identify clinical, operational, technological system issues and potential solutions.
Respond to safety concerns presented by safety colleagues, pharmacy managers, and front-line staff.
Track, trend and analyze medication safety data.
Participate in multidisciplinary and Institute leadership committees and meetings.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy and must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
3 to 5 years of hospital pharmacy experience is required.
2 years of medication and/or patient safety experience.
Preferred but not required:
2 years of oncology experience or PGY2 oncology specialty residency.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.