Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology (Ambulatory/Inpatient) in Nashville, Tennessee

Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology (Ambulatory/Inpatient)

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Department/Unit Summary

The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Children's Hospital), Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and The Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG).

This patient-centered service is provided through the Patient Care Center organization and clinic structure.

The role of the Pharmacy is to promote safe and effective medication therapy for all patients and to provide oversight and leadership of the medication use system.

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Your Role:

The Oncology Pharmacy is responsible for all chemotherapy medication services to the Oncology patients. The clinical pharmacist is responsible for order origination, order verification, clinically referencing lab values for appropriate dosing of chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy drugs for standard of care therapies, as well as investigational therapies, communication and therapy coordination for hematology patients, including being a liaison and educator to the oncology staffing pharmacists. Clinical pharmacists will be committee members for various multidisciplinary workgroups. Additionally, the clinical pharmacist will precept P4 students, PGY-1 residents and PGY-2 residents. This position will work under a Collaborative Practice Agreement in an ambulatory setting, as well as an inpatient setting. This is a rotating position that will rotate between an inpatient teaching service, an inpatient non-teaching service and a hem ambulatory clinic


Position Qualifications


  • PharmD

  • Pharmacist licensure in the state of Tennessean(or eligible)

  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency or equivalent

  • For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at . Preferred:

  • PGY2 training in Oncology

  • Experience working in an academic medical center

  • Board Certification in Oncology

Position Shift:

  • Schedule (varies depending on area)

  • Rotating On Call

VUMC Benefits:

  • Healthcare, Dental and Vision Plan

  • 403(B)-Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursements

  • Flex PTO

  • Pharmacist License renewal and professional privilege tax

  • Relocation package

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

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Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years relevant experience plus Bachelor's Degree or PharmD plus five (5) years relevant experience or PharmD plus completion of ASHP - Accredited PGY1 residency training program.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Pharmacist Required

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Per Pharmacy Department policy, all new hires are subject to pre-employment drug screening (post offer), as well as for cause and random drug screening during their tenure with Vanderbilt.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Pharmacy

Organization: Outpt Oncology Pharmacy 201421

Title: Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology (Ambulatory/Inpatient)

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1807930

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