Clinical Pharmacist in Aventura, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The General Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing general clinical and pharmacy services. This includes supervision of technical staff.
 
Duties (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”
 

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills &Abilities
 
  • Organization – proactivelyprioritizes needs and effectively manages resources
  • Communication – communicatesclearly and concisely
  • Judgment – Makes decisions basedupon job knowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decisionprocess. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable.
  • Customer Orientation –establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust andrespect by consistently meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Interpersonal Skills – able towork effectively with other employees, patients and external parties
  • PC Skills – demonstratesproficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applicationsand others as required
  • Policies and Procedures –articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, proceduresand systems
  • Basic Skills – able to performmathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly,spell correctly and transcribe accurately
 
EDUCATION
  • B.S. or PharmD from anACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
 
 
EXPERIENCE
 
Minimum of one year of hospitalexperience is preferred
 
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE
 
Active pharmacist license ingood standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy
 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKINGCONDITIONS – 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. 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.
OSHA CATEGORY – Thenormal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues(although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone,anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Persons whoperform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to performor assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in someother way.