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Oncology Pharmacist - Pediatrics

Job Description

Job ID:



450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215



Employment Type:

Full time

Work Location:

Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The Infusion Pharmacist II is responsible for the oversight of the preparation and compounding, order verification, and dispensing of pharmaceuticals according to the laws and regulations governing pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy within oncology or sterile compounding. The Infusion Pharmacist II is responsible for the optimization of drug therapy by identifying, resolving, and preventing drug-related problems and adverse drug events.

The pharmacist in this position will provide operational and clinical support at our Pediatric Clinic.

This position is 100% on site.

The position is Monday through Friday, with some weekend rotations. The Pharmacist would likely work every 5-6 weekends. All of our shifts are considered day shifts, with one shift that is 10-close (usually 6:30). Employees must reside in New England and we are open to candidates willing to relocate.

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.


  1. Practices in accordance with all federal and state regulations, DFCI policies and Joint Commission standards.
  2. Responsible for designated daily operations and/or clinical activities of assigned area.
  3. Appropriately dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile products, chemotherapy, biologics, controlled substances, and investigational medications.
  4. Evaluates all providers’ medication orders for completeness and appropriateness prior to dispensing; consults with providers and nurses to clarify orders as needed.
  5. Performs quality control on medication orders and prepared medications and additional quality control activities as necessary
  6. Reviews and compares investigational protocols to medication orders for completeness and appropriateness prior to dispensing.
  7. Oversees pharmacy technicians and students as assigned.
  8. Participates in the training and orientation of newly hired pharmacists and technicians.
  9. Other duties and projects as assigned.


The Infusion Pharmacist II must meet the following requirements to be hired and maintain their position in the Pharmacy Department at DFCI.

Minimum Education:
All Pharmacists require a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy.

Minimum Experience:
3 year of hospital pharmacy, ambulatory care, sterile compounding experience or 5 years retail pharmacy experience with 2 years oncology experience required. Or completion of a PGY1 residency.

Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a unit team and cross functional teams both inside and outside of department (i.e. patients, providers, other institutions).
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use all technology required to perform primary job functions.
  • Ability to prioritize and accept additional responsibilities based on the changing needs of the work setting.
  • Ability to utilize references and/or drug information sources.
  • Ability to resolve typically encountered problems within their scope of practice and to escalate appropriately when needed.
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills (ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgement).

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.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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