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ASHP-HOPA Guidelines on the Roles and Responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician in Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacy

November 14, 2018
1:00–2:00 pm EST / 12:00–1:00 pm CDT

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Statement of Need/Activity Purpose

Given the increasing complexity and costs of health care, it is vital that health systems employ the right skill mix of personnel to operate as efficiency and effectively as possible. Pharmacy technicians, including in the ambulatory setting, are vital to serve as pharmacist extenders and ensure pharmacists are performing to the top of their respective licenses. The focus of this session is to review recently published guidelines which define the role and scope of the pharmacy technician in an ambulatory oncology pharmacy setting; to equip health systems pharmacist to optimize the role of the pharmacy technician of ambulatory oncology in their respective health system.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician in ambulatory oncology pharmacy.
  • Identify barriers to optimal implementation of pharmacy technician roles in ambulatory oncology pharmacy.
  • Apply organizational strategies to leverage pharmacy technician roles in the ambulatory oncology pharmacy through a case-based approach.

Speaker

HOPA webinar education speaker jason bergsbaken

Dr. Jason Bergsbaken, PharmD BCOP
Pharmacy Coordinator, Regional Oncology Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI

Dr. Jason Bergsbaken, PharmD, BCOP currently serves as Pharmacy Coordinator, Regional Oncology Services for UW Health in Madison, WI. His responsibilities include the coordination and standardization of cancer care among UW partners. Dr. Bergsbaken received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following graduation, he completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Oncology Residency at UW Health. In his current role, Dr. Bergsbaken has been involved with the implementation of multiple practice advancements, including pharmacist-led oral chemotherapy management. In addition to his coordinator responsibilities, Dr. Bergsbaken practices as an oncology clinical pharmacist across UW Health adult care settings.

Disclosures:

Tesaro, Insys, and Heron (Advisory Board Member) (Honorarium)

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Hematology/Oncology pharmacists. This activity has been approved for 1.00 contact hours (.10CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number # 0465-0000-18-076-L04-P.

Activity Type:

Knowledge

Registration Fees:

HOPA Member ‒ $20
Nonmember ‒ $40

Accreditation Statement:

logo acpeThe Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. A statement of credit will be issued only upon completion of the post-activity evaluation form and post-test.

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