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Trinity Health Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Dubuque, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time


Day Shift



Responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of anti-cancer and oncology/hematology supportive care medications. Provide expertise on drug therapy initiation and monitoring to all customer groups served by MercyOne Cancer Center, working collaboratively with other health care professionals and patients to devise the most appropriate drug treatment regimens. The role of the clinical pharmacy specialist sometimes extends outside the Cancer Center, so he/she can share their specialized knowledge with other network hospitals, clinics, and care settings. He/she shall also be able to function as an inpatient staff pharmacist and provide pharmaceutical care for all populations within the hospital.


Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne, we own our actions to achieve our larger goals. We invest in great people and ask that you make each experience your responsibility.

What we offer:

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs

  • Education reimbursement

  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

  • Paid time off

  • Long- and short-term leave

  • Retirement planning

  • Life insurance coverage

What you will do:

  • Demonstrates specific customer focused behaviors.

  • Supports and abides by all MercyOne departmental and safety policies and procedures.

  • Acts in a professional manner reflecting the mission, vision, and values of MercyOne.

  • Reviews medication orders to determine appropriateness of therapy including, but not limited to, dose, dosage form, route of administration, schedule, starting time, and duration.

  • Monitors patient medication regimens for possible allergies, drug interactions, nutrient-drug interactions, contraindications, and potential adverse drug reactions.

  • Individualizes medication therapy based on patient variables including, but not limited to, renal function, age, weight, laboratory values, and pharmacokinetic parameters.

  • Manages drug therapy and utilization across the continuum of care, documents clinical interventions, participates in quality assurance monitors, drug utilization review, and pharmacoeconomic analysis, and monitors medication therapy outcomes.

  • Consults with and advises providers in the development of safe, rational, and cost-effective patient medication care plans.

  • Responds promptly and thoroughly to requests from healthcare personnel for patient-specific pharmacotherapeutic information.

  • Directs and monitors pharmacy technicians in preparation, packaging, labeling, and distribution of medication.

  • Directs, monitors, and verifies the compounding of injectable medications, including epidural infusions, irrigations, and small and large volume parenterals performed by pharmacy technicians.

  • Compounds and dispenses medications and injectables (including cytotoxic and hazardous drugs); according to established policies, procedures, State and Federal regulations.

  • Provides and prepares emergency medications in emergency carts, kits, and EMS/Air Care kits.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patients, physicians, employees, and visitors to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.

  • Maintains current knowledge of departmental policies and procedures as well as state and federal regulations and maintains any documentation required by the same.

  • Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

  • Takes an active role in enhancing abilities to carry out job functions through personal and professional/job-related growth and development.

  • Assists with Cancer Center Pharmacy operations

  • Completes all expected pharmacy functions, duties, and responsibilities prior to leaving assigned shift/period and work area. This includes using time at work in a productive manner.

  • Keeps accurate and legible records and documentation forms.

  • Performs duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources. This includes using time at work in a productive manner, providing/implementing suggestions, and documenting activities that conserve resources (financial and human).

  • Serves as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for oncology/hematology drug review.

  • Maintains professional education/development and assists in the education of other team members.

  • Supports and abides by all medical center, departmental, and safety policies and procedures. Proactively identifies safety concerns surrounding the work environment.

  • Performs other responsibilities as requested by the pharmacy director or supervisor.

What we are looking for:

  • Requires a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy. A PharmD or other related advanced degree is preferred.

  • Iowa pharmacist licensure, either by examination or reciprocity is required.

  • PGY2 Oncology residency training is required or equivalent clinical experience in oncology setting.

  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties Oncology certification is required within 24 months of hire

MercyOne Eastern Iowa provides exceptional, personalized care to Dubuque, Dyersville, Elkader, Clinton and surrounding areas providing more than 300 licensed beds. MercyOne Eastern Iowa operates four medical centers in Dubuque, Elkader, Dyersville and Clinton. Our facility in Clinton has branches in Fulton ( specializing in family medicine and Savanna Home Health & Hospice Care based in Illinois.

  • MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center (

  • MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center

  • MercyOne Elkader Medical Center (

  • MercyOne Clinton Medical Center

With a history dating back more than 130 years, MercyOne Eastern Iowa has grown through expansions, acquisitions and consolidations to help provide exceptional, personalized care to our communities. Our four medical centers employ over 2,000 colleagues and medical staff improving access and creating an even higher level of care coordination to benefit patients and communities throughout the region.

Our Mission:

We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the gospel, as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Our Core Values:

  • Reverence

  • Commitment to Those Who are Poor

  • Safety

  • Justice

  • Stewardship

  • Integrity

Our Vision:

  • We will be the most trusted health partner for life.

Our Actions:

As a Trinity Health colleague, I will:

  • Listen to understand.

  • Learn continuously.

  • Keep it simple.

  • Create solutions.

  • Deliver outstanding service.

  • Own and speak up for safety

  • Expect, embrace and initiate change.

  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork.

  • Trust and assume good intentions.

  • Hold myself and others accountable for results.

  • Communicate directly with respect and honesty.

  • Serve every person with empathy, dignity and compassion.

  • Champion diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Promise:

  • We Listen.

  • We Partner.

  • We Make it Easy.

MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran