Northwell Health Pharmacy Specialist-Oncology (Monter Cancer) in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 001AS1

Job Category Pharmacy

Job Description

As a Pharmacy Specialist you will plan, organize and coordinate daily operations of the Pharmacy Department. You will organize workflow and staff schedules to ensure efficient and timely service. Additionally, you will participate in Performance Improvement activities as well as perform all duties of a licensed Pharmacist.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Plans, organizes and coordinates daily operations of the Pharmacy Department.

  • Coordinates workflow to facilitate efficient and timely delivery of pharmaceutical services and maintain safe dispensing practices.

  • Evaluates and implements procedural changes to ensure smooth operations.

  • Prepares, assesses and distributes work schedule. Reports schedule discrepancies to management.

  • Maintains inventory and records of investigational drugs, control substances and methadone.

  • Maintains adequate pharmaceutical inventory. Educates and promotes staff participation in inventory control procedures.

  • Participates in development and implementation of new programs to meet departmental goals and improve services.

  • Selects, prepares, and dispenses drug products to fill inpatient and outpatient prescriptions.

  • Collaborates with health care personnel to provide information on drug action or delivery of various medications. Provides compatibility information for IV administration of various drugs.

  • Screens for drug allergies and interactions. Notes drugs or classes of drugs contraindicated in specific disease states.

  • Manufactures, prepares, and labels compounds, solutions, and other sterile products.

  • Conducts pre-admission/discharge patient medication interviews, as required. Reviews patient charts and nursing medications charting documents to maintain accurate patient profile. Ensures drugs are reordered as per hospital policy and procedure.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and three (3) years related experience in one of the hospital specialties: Pediatrics, Oncology, Critical Care, Sterile Product Compounding or other specialty (as determined by Administration at time of recruitment), required; OR PharmD, required; Acquired competency in a specialty (as determined by Administration at time of recruitment) within 6 months from Date-of-Hire, required. Advanced specialty, preferred

  • Currently licensed as a Pharmacist in New York State, required.

  • IV Experience, required

  • Chemotherapy Experience, preferred

  • Clinical Research Knowledge, preferred

  • USP 797/800 regulation Knowledge, preferred

Our Culture

Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us:

Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.