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Clinical Pharmacist- NWMC in Margate, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 3/25/2019

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Clinical Pharmacist

THE COMPANY: Take your career in the right direction – join us at HealthTrust. Amidst the fast-changing dynamics of healthcare within HealthTrust and our parent company (HCA – Hospital Corporation of America), come work as a Clinical Pharmacist to put into practice sustainable, practical solutions that will ultimately transform patient care and the communities we support. More than 1,600 hospitals have partnered with HealthTrust to lower expenses and improve outcomes across healthcare operations.

HealthTrust delivers supply chain, workforce, and clinical integration services to help healthcare providers improve performance with superior pricing and operator-driven practices. This is accomplished by hiring valued individuals like you!

A seven-time recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth, HealthTrust actively encourages and enables ecologically responsible purchasing alongside fully embracing a culture of integrity and a code of ethics.


Job Summary – The General Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing general clinical and pharmacy services. This includes supervision of technical staff.

Supervisor – Pharmacy Director, Pharmacy Operations Manager /Pharmacy Clinical Manager

Supervises – Pharmacy Technicians

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

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

•Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system

•Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals

•Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements

•Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose

•Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication alternatives to medical staff

•Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection

•Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients

•Assist with clinical services such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by Pharmacy Leadership.

•Assist with the antimicrobial management and other clinical programs

•Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely

•Support and participate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication related initiatives.

•Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions

•Participate in the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, and technicians

•Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility

•Has knowledge of the patient population served and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients

•Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems

•Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team

•Compliant with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.

•Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions.

•Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned

•Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALS current certification as appropriate.

•Maintain appropriate controlled substance records

•Comply with all regulatory standards

•Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency

•Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively

• Act as supervisor in charge as assigned

• Participate in the continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operational/clinical)

• Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs

• Perform other duties as assigned

• Practice and adhere to the “ Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”

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 all impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable.

•Customer Orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting or exceeding expectations.

•Interpersonal Skills – able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties

•PC Skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applications and others as required

•Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems

•Basic Skills – able to perform mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accuratel


Northwest Medical Center– Margate, Broward County FL

•Margate is a city located in Broward County Florida.

•The name of the city itself is a portmanteau of the first three letters of the founder's last name, Jack Marqusee, and the first four letters of gateway, since it was considered a "gateway" to western Broward County.

•The city also has a water park called Calypso Cove, and two golf courses, with one of them also a tennis court as well: The Carolina Golf Club, and the Oriole Golf and Tennis Club.

•Margate is home to the largest butterfly park in the world. Located in Trade winds Park, Florida, and the first park in the Western Hemisphere.


• To attract the best talent, HealthTrust offers one of the leading 401(k) plans in the healthcare industry (a 100% match on up to 9% of pay based on years of vesting service).

• Balance of working in partnership with other Clinical Pharmacists and completing tasks on an individual basis.

• Generous Tuition Reimbursement program to support individuals seeking higher education.

• Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


• B.S. or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy

• Minimum of one year of hospital experience is preferred


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