Oncology Pharmacy Manager- Networks and Satellite

2 months ago
Job ID
full time


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.

The Network and Satellite Pharmacy Manager oversees the pharmacy operations of the satellite infusion clinics to ensure high-quality patient care is provided in compliance with regulations, hospital policies and practices. In addition, participates in the evaluation of potentials network sites and serves as a resource to existing network sites.


  • Sets the schedule for Pharmacy coverage for the Satellites. Tracks vacation requests and approves based on staff availability. Arranges coverage when employees call in with unexpected absences. Approves weekly payroll.
  • Approves all off-label medication orders. Works with Finance to give clinical approval for medications that are not FDA approved. 
  • Works with Nurse Managers and satellite staff to resolve any narcotics discrepancies. 
  • Verifies that quality controls are being completed daily; identifies gaps and takes corrective action to remedy.
  • Regularly meets with Nurse Managers to review issues as they arise in the satellites. Participates on Pharmacy/Nurse committee that addresses and resolves patient care concerns. 
  • Develops and implements efficient workflows within the pharmacy; works in conjunction with physicians or nurses when a new medication or procedure change is introduces. 
  • Stays current with trends and developments in pharmacy practice.
  • Coordinates the training of staff new to the satellites.
  • Conducts site visits for potential network sites and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Serves as a resource for existing network collaborative sites
  • Other duties as assigned, including attending meetings and participating in Institute wide committees representing Pharmacy.
  • Performs duties of the Infusion Pharmacist as needed to provide coverage for illness, meetings, staff vacations and during periods of peak volume.


  • A Bachelor's Degree or Doctorate in Pharmacy from an accredited college of Pharmacy is required along with 7 -10 years of hospital pharmacy experience, 4 years of oncology pharmacy experience, and 3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Board Certified in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP). Advanced degree related to a specialty practice area is preferred.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to dispense medication accurately and efficiently, with particular attention to details. 
  • Prioritization and organization of work under stress and time constraints. 
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills needed.
  • Ability to prevent and resolve intradepartmental and interdepartmental problems 
  • Ability to make and implement decisions.
  • Must have supervisory training, organization, and time management skills in order to achieve departmental goals.

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.


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