This position has oversight for maintaining and enhancing the quality of patient care through appropriate medication therapy. Develops, implements, and monitors clinical pharmacy services that support patient care and has a positive impact on the drug budget. Attends medical staff meetings and is responsible for education related to medication pharmacotherapy and drug utilization. Responsible for developing both medication use and disease-based evaluations. Performs comprehensive clinical assessments and collaborates with the integrated healthcare team to provide quality patient care. Accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served while maintaining the ideals of service excellence. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.
Oversees the medical management of patients and the overall medication use process. Ensures appropriate and cost effective drug therapy through progressive clinical services. Critically evaluates drug therapy and makes recommendations to improve patient medication regimens. Analyzes and evaluates medication safety issues such as medication error rates and adverse drug reactions. Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.
Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that may include rational and appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and nutrition.
Conducts educational activities that support the advancement of the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and allied professionals where applicable on medication therapies and related topics. Serves as a primary preceptor for pharmacy clerkship students and pharmacy residents. Provides needed education to patients regarding their medication. If applicable, serves as the Program Director for the institutions Pharmacy Practice Residency Program.
Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and projects (i.e. data collection, documentation). Develops criteria for drug use evaluations, medication use indicators and disease-based evaluations. Provides leadership in support of the organizations clinical initiatives. Participates in facility or system committees as appropriate.
Provides oversight and assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols. Designs and implements medication monitoring guidelines and programs for both staff and clinical pharmacists.
Assists in recruiting, selecting, hiring and orienting qualified Clinical Pharmacist candidates. Evaluates clinical staff performance in an accurate, consistent, objective and timely manner.
Functions independently as a medication expert on hospital-wide multidisciplinary teams. Coordinates and participates in the preparation of agendas, presents drug reviews and medication reports for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Makes formulary recommendations for new medications and develops therapeutic interchange procedures. Is cognizant of operational budget and makes recommendations for cost containment and cost reduction strategies.
Requires a degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy. For the Acute setting, Board certification (BCPS) must be obtained within one year of hire.
Requires current licensure in the state of practice within 90 days of hire.
Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, Physicians and other contacts.
Must have knowledge of medication management software, particularly pharmacy system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.
Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program is preferred.Board Certification (BCPS).
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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