Advanced Clinical Pharmacist in Aventura, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Advanced ClinicalPharmacist is responsible for providing all levels of pharmacy clinicalservices. This includes monitoring patient medication regimens and providingappropriate interventions as well as supporting all aspects of pharmacyoperations.
Duties (included but notlimited to):
  • Interpret ordersand transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacycomputer system
  • Accuratelycompound and dispense pharmaceuticals
  • Complies withfacility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Monitor drugtherapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-foodinteractions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose
  • Provide clinicalconsultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate,cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
  • Sustain thehospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeuticinterchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection
  • Attend andactively participate in daily multidisciplinary and bedside rounds
  • Support thehospital formulary decision process by working with medical staff to promoterational drug therapy and make improvements identified by drug utilizationevaluations
  • Provide accurateand timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients
  • Activelyparticipate in pharmacy clinical services such as drug consults, nutritionsupport, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO,renal dosing and other programs as defined by Pharmacy Leadership.
  • Participate inthe antimicrobial management and other clinical programs
  • Document allclinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. Responsiblefor mentoring and education as well as ongoing analysis of interventions toinsure accurate and appropriate documentation and provide summary reports (ifassigned)
  • Support andparticipate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, riskmanagement and patient safety program to include but not limited to NationalPatient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication related initiatives.
  • Completenotification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions
  • Participate inthe data collection of drug utilization evaluations, adverse drug reactions,and pharmacy quality initiatives
  • Lead the trainingand mentorship of pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians,nurses and physicians 
  • Participatein the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians,nurses and physicians
  • Participatein preceptorship of pharmacy students and/or residents
  • Maintainprofessional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of thefacility
  • Hasknowledge of the patient populations served and apply that knowledge in thecare of those patients
  • Providebasic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacycomputer systems
  • Effectivelysupervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the wholepharmacy team
  • Compliantwith facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas tointeract with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Effectivelyand proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staffregarding drug 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 withall regulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director to identify anddevelop processes to meet or exceed all regulatory standards.
  • Prioritizework and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policyand procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency
  • Superviseand assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively
  • Participatein establishing pharmacy goals and objectives and assist in theirimplementation
  • Participatewith various nursing and medical staff committees as necessary
  • Act assupervisor in charge as assigned
  • Participatein the continuous quality review of order sets and/or computer drug entries
  • Participatein the continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations(operational/clinical)
  • Provideinput for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy,nursing and physician programs
  • Performother duties as assigned
  • Practice andadhere to the “ Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement” 

Job Requirements

Knowledge,Skills & Abilities
  • Organization– proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources
  • Communication– communicates clearly and concisely
  • Judgment– Makes decisions based upon job knowledge and experience. Considers allimpacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgmentsensible and reliable.
  • CustomerOrientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships,building trust and respect by consistently meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • InterpersonalSkills – able to work effectively with other employees, patients and externalparties
  • PCSkills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasingvendor applications and others as required
  • Policiesand Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizationalpolicies, procedures and systems
  • BasicSkills – able to perform mathematical calculations, balance and reconcilefigures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately
  • B.S.or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy froman ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy is preferred
  • At least one ofthe following:
  • Minimum of 1 year of hospitalclinical pharmacy experience or at least 2 years of general hospital pharmacyexperience required; preferably within area of focus
  • Completion ofhospital PGY1/ pharmacy general practice residency or fellowship
  • Specialty BCPScertification
  • Othercertification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP)
  • Active pharmacistlicense in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKINGCONDITIONS – Requires prolongedsitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordinationand manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone,calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesightto record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papersor boxes 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 routineinvolves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations canbe imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounterpotential exposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are notcalled upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency careor first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.