Advanced Clinical Pharmacist in Atlantis, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 1/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Advanced Clinical Pharmacist is responsible forproviding all levels of pharmacy clinical services. This includes monitoringpatient medication regimens and providing appropriate interventions as well assupporting all aspects of pharmacy operations.

Supervisor– PharmacyDirector, Pharmacy Operations Manager /Pharmacy Clinical Manager

Supervises– Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Interns

KeyInteractions – Pharmacists, Pharmacy technicians, Nurses,Physicians, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Interns and other Facility Staff

Duties(included but not limited to):

  • Interpret orders and transcribes or verifiesthem accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system
  • Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals
  • Complies with facility policy and procedures andregulatory requirements
  • Monitor drug therapy regimens forcontraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergiesand appropriateness of drug and dose
  • Provide clinical consultation and clarificationto practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternativesto medical staff as needed.
  • Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing non formularyprocurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drugtherapy selection
  • Attend and actively participate in dailymultidisciplinary and bedside rounds
  • Support the hospital formulary decision processby working with medical staff to promote rational drug therapy and makeimprovements identified by drug utilization evaluations
  • Provide accurate and timely medicationinformation to healthcare staff and patients
  • Actively participate in pharmacy clinicalservices such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics,anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and otherprograms as defined by Pharmacy Leadership.
  • Participate in the antimicrobial management andother clinical programs
  • Document all clinical activities andinterventions accurately and completely. Responsible for mentoring andeducation as well as ongoing analysis of interventions to insure accurate andappropriate documentation and provide summary reports (if assigned)
  • Support and participate in the goals of theorganization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient safety programto include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures andHCAHPS medication related initiatives.
  • Complete notification reports regardingmedication errors and adverse drug reactions
  • Participate in the data collection of drugutilization evaluations, adverse drug reactions, and pharmacy qualityinitiatives
  • Lead the training and mentorship of pharmacists,pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians
  • Participate in thetraining of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nursesand physicians
  • Participate inpreceptorship of pharmacy students and/or residents
  • Maintainprofessional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of thefacility
  • Has knowledge ofthe patient populations served and apply that knowledge in the care of thosepatients
  • Provide basictechnical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computersystems
  • Effectivelysupervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the wholepharmacy team
  • Compliant withfacility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interactwith medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Effectively andproactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regardingdrug therapy issue resolutions.
  • Train andparticipate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned
  • Train andparticipate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALScurrent certification as appropriate.
  • Maintainappropriate controlled substance records. Work with the Pharmacy Director andappropriate manager to identify processes to meet or exceed all controlledsubstance diversion prevention and monitoring standards.
  • Comply with allregulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director to identify and developprocesses to meet or exceed all regulatory standards.
  • Prioritize work andlead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy andprocedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency
  • Supervise andassist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively
  • Participate inestablishing pharmacy goals and objectives and assist in their implementation
  • Participate withvarious nursing and medical staff committees as necessary
  • Act as supervisorin charge as assigned
  • Participate in thecontinuous quality review of order sets and/or computer drug entries
  • Participate in thecontinuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operational/clinical)
  • Provide input forimproving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing andphysician programs
  • Perform otherduties as assigned
  • Practice and adhereto the “ Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”


Job Requirements

Knowledge,Skills & Abilities

  • Organization – proactively prioritizes needs andeffectively manages resources
  • Communication – communicates clearly andconcisely
  • Judgment – Makes decisions based upon jobknowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decision process.Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable.
  • Customer Orientation – establishes and maintainslong-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistentlymeeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Interpersonal Skills – able to work effectivelywith other employees, patients and external parties
  • PC Skills – demonstrates proficiency inMicrosoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applications and others asrequired
  • Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledgeand understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
  • Basic Skills – able to perform mathematicalcalculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spellcorrectly and transcribe accurately 


  • B.S. or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School ofPharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy ispreferred


  • At least one of the following:
  • Minimum of 1 year of hospital clinical pharmacyexperience or at least 2 years of general hospital pharmacy experiencerequired; preferably within area of focus
  • Completion of hospital PGY1/ pharmacy generalpractice residency or fellowship
  • Specialty BCPS certification
  • Other certification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP)

  • Active pharmacist license in good standing withthe appropriate State Board of Pharmacy 

PHYSICALDEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, somebending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manualdexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculatorand other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight torecord, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers orboxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. May be exposed totoxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Work is an office or pharmacy environment.Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upsetpeople. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistancefor any/all disaster or emergency situations.

OSHACATEGORY – The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood,body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imagined or hypothesizedunder which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to bodyfluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of theiremployment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to bepotentially exposed in some other way.