Manager Pharmacy Oncology Infusion Services

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300 Boylston St., Newton, MA 02467


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The Manager, Oncology Infusion Pharmacy oversees the daily pharmacy operations of the Chestnut Hill infusion clinics to ensure high-quality patient care is provided in compliance with regulations, hospital policies and practices.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The job is fully onsite and the location is Chestnut Hill in Newton, MA.

The work hours are Monday - Friday, daytime. 


  • Sets the schedule for Pharmacy coverage for the Main Campus, Pediatrics, and Satellites. Tracks vacation requests and approves based on staff availability. Arranges coverage when employees call in with unexpected absences. Approves weekly payroll.
  • Assesses daily volume on infusion floors and arranges pharmacy / nursing teams. Rounds daily with Pharmacists to address any concerns they have or issues that arise.
  • Approves all off-label medication orders. Works with Finance to give clinical approval for medications that are not FDA approved.
  • Manages the desense unit that reviews how medications are administered to allergenic patients. Assesses feasibility of proposed administration for new medications.  Works with nursing staff on continual process improvements in this area.
  • Conducts inventory control on controlled substances. Replenishes the ADM machines daily and works with Nurse Managers to resolve any narcotics discrepancies on the infusion floor.
  • 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 on the infusion floors. 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 infusion floors.
  • 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.


The manager of the Infusion Pharmacy directly supervises Pharmacists.  Supervisory responsibilities include but are not limited to participation in the selection / hiring process, orienting and training staff and performance management.


The manager of Infusion Pharmacy may provide consultative medication services in a clinical setting to adult patients on an as needed basis.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS (Responsible for on-call, 24 HR. coverage, etc.):

·       May require lifting and carrying pharmaceuticals and supplies

·       Repetitive use of hands and fingers; sitting, walking or standing for long periods of time. 

·       Must be able to operate equipment used for the job

·       Routine, direct exposure to chemotherapeutic agents, biologic agents, investigational agents, gene therapy, potentially dangerous and flammable chemicals

·       Potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.  Potential for exposure to infectious patients and materials



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Doctorate in Pharmacy from an accredited college of Pharmacy
  • 7 -10 years of hospital pharmacy experience, 4 years of oncology pharmacy experience, and 3 years in a supervisory role
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy and successful completion of an accredited pharmacy leadership residency program may substitute for experience requirement.
  • Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Certification in a related pharmacy specialty, or an advanced degree related to a specialty practice area 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.

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.

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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