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Staff Pharmacist

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Staff Pharmacist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Pharmacy
Department CINJ-Pharmacy

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations. We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Staff Pharmacist for the Pharmacy department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The primary purpose of the Staff Pharmacist is to fulfill daily operational responsibilities which assures the safe and effective use of medications in our patients. The Staff Pharmacist adheres to contemporary standards of practice in fulfilling these responsibilities.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Maintains current patient specific information (patient profiles) in the prescribed format.
• Reviews physician orders at the time of receipt for drug related problems. Compares new orders with current patient specific information.
• Resolves all drug related problems in conference with the prescribing physician, when necessary.
• Confers with pharmacy colleagues and/or nurses when appropriate to detect, correct or prevent drug related problems.
• Interviews patients when appropriate in order to obtain relevant clinical information.
• Prioritizes the processing of medication orders according to clinical importance and other relevant factors.
• Checks all profile entries for accuracy and completeness.
• Supervises preparation and checks all medications prior to dispensing for accuracy and completeness.
• Prepares medication when necessary or appropriate; includes chemotherapy, IV piggyback solutions, extemporaneous compounding.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 37C
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 49.410
Annual Mid Range Salary 60.530
Annual Maximum Salary 71.650
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D.
• Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist in New Jersey.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior oncology pharmacy experience preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment, moderate noise. Good conditions, IV preparation exposes employee to “clear” needle stick injury. Chemotherapy preparation requires some exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and medications. Detailed procedures including the use of protective apparatus and equipment are followed to minimize or eliminate exposure.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3396
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have possession of a valid license as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application