Jet Setter Pharmacist: More Than Just a Capital City

Posted on September 25, 2011



As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

LOCATION: Topeka, Kansas

EMPLOYER: Stormont-Vail Healthcare

POSITION: Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITYou probably learned in elementary school that Topeka was the capital city of Kansas. But it is so much more!

Topeka’s rich history of entrepreneurs, artists, innovators and other brilliant minds have contributed to Topeka’s eclectic cityscape. It’s history from the early days as a river crossing on the Oregon Trail to the free-state activities of Bleeding Kansas to the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education court case has influenced how Topeka has developed as a community. Several well-known people have also called Topeka home—from Charles Curtis to Gwendolyn Brooks to Coleman Hawkins to Dean Smith—giving us a front row seat to greatness.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine named Topeka one of the top ten cities for the next decade in 2010.  Topeka’s been recognized for affordable housing, a lively arts community, a healthy community, and a city where citizens believe their well-being ranks #30 in the nation.

You’ll find Topekans like to celebrate history and heritage. Throughout the year events such as the Apple Festival and Railroad Festival  show off Topeka’s history, as well as events like Fiesta Mexicana, Germanfest, Juneteenth and many more that give a taste of the many diverse backgrounds here.

There’s always something to do—from First Friday Art Walks, to Top City Thursdays in downtown to myriad performances by local and touring artists.  If playing sports is your thing, there’s plenty of opportunity, or you can go watch indoor football and ice hockey or catch your favorite professional, collegiate or youth event.  And of course you can always gather with friends and family in one of our many parks or take in a dinner at one of our many local, and not-so-local restaurants.

And there’s no better time to be in Topeka than right now. There’s more to do here than ever before, giving plenty to see and do for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re into sports, theatre, arts, history, recreation or just like to hang out and relax, there’s something in Topeka for you.

ABOUT THE JOB: This position is responsible for comprehensive pharmaceutical care to oncology patients through integrated drug distribution, clinical services, research and teaching.

Stormont-Vail HealthCare, located in Topeka, Kansas, is an independent not-for-profit integrated regional healthcare delivery system, Magnet certified, consisting of two acute care facilities, 19 local/regional clinics and 4,100 employees (including 190 employed physicians) with strong financial performance.

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Board certified as a clinical oncology pharmacist (BCOP) or eligible
  • Board of clinical pharmaceutical specialist (BCPS) certified or eligible and/or has completed a residency specializing in Oncology
  • Must obtain status in at least one area within one year of employment
  • Vaccine Certification is preferred
  • Must have or be eligible for license in Kansas

Qualified applicants should apply online at:

Applicants Only – No Recruiters Please

For more information about this job, click here.

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