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CLINICAL PHARMACIST

Company: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Location: Worcester
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Requisition : 123456 Title: Clinical Pharmacist Department: Pharmacy Posting Date: November 15, 2018 Status: Exempt Shift: Days Hours: 40 Rotating holidays and weekends. Flex shift rotation when needed. Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research. Position Summary: The clinical pharmacist provides comprehensive medication management services that integrate clinical services, order management, patient/staff education and research. Clinical pharmacists are responsible for improving the patient's experience, safety, and achieving positive clinical and financial outcomes. This position is responsible to an immediate supervisor with co-supervision provided by the management team. Position Qualifications: Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree OR Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSPharm) degree with 3 years hospital experience required. ASHP Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) is recommended. Licensure with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy is required. Major Responsibilities: The following key performance areas (Clinical, Operations/Distribution, Financial, Safety and Regulatory, Research and Education) are performed by the clinical pharmacist: Clinical Performance Participates in the drug therapy management of medical emergencies Facilitates discharge planning and smooth transition to alternate sites of care and access to an ambulatory pharmacy. Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics, diagnosis, allergies, and current medications. Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber, documents any pharmacy records, and communicates medication order changes as needed. Reconciles pharmacy and nursing medication administration records (MARs) daily. Provides drug information to health care professionals and to patients. Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interaction Maintains competency in unique aspects of drug therapy for the patients to whom they provide care, including general competencies related to all patients Counsels patients on discharge medications as appropriate. Documents clinical interventions and cost avoidance as part of the Departmental documentation program. Provides medication management services in a collaborative manner that consist of the following: Reviewing patient medication history Educating patients on drug therapy Establishing desired outcomes Assessing patient demographics Developing therapeutic plans Determining alternatives for achieving outcomes Developing drug monitoring plans Implementing new drug regimens Monitoring patient outcomes Documenting medication related issues in patient chart Interpreting laboratory data Reviewing patient medication profiles Monitoring pharmacokinetics of drug therapy Monitoring potential adverse drug - drug and drug - food interactions. Operations/Distribution Performance Provides computer order entry Ensures compliance with controlled substance distribution and monitoring Cross-covers in a variety of practice areas within the pharmacy as requested by supervisor Ensures proper technique and accurate preparation of all pharmaceutical products, including oral, IV admixtures, chemotherapeutic, and investigational agents. Ensures the timely and accurate dispensing of drugs and solutions from the pharmacy area. Responsible for the accurate filling and dispensing of drugs and solutions from the pharmacy area Checks unit dose non-Pyxis medication batch for accuracy. Verifies order entry by technicians. Reviews medication orders for appropriateness and checks first doses of IV admixtures and unit dose medications prepared by technicians. Financial Performance Promotes the use of formulary drugs by converting non-formulary orders to formulary drugs when possible. Coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary. Conducts target drug programs and drug usage evaluations as needed and reports results to Department Managers/ Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by promoting cost effective regimens, drugs, and by reducing waste. Participates in cost saving programs such as IV to PO and therapeutic substitution. Safety and Regulatory Performance Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors. Utilizes the Clinical pADE Rules Engine Report on a daily basis to identify and intervene on potential adverse drug events. Participates in JCAHO and other accreditation and regulatory activities such as National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measure review Research and Education Performance Precepts Early Pharmacy Practice Experience (EPPE) rotation students, and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation students, and pharmacy residents consistent with academic credentials and clinical experience. Participates in continuing education programs, meetings, training programs and related activities. Prepares presentations, publications and other information sharing activities for the health care community and general public. Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives. Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed. Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations. Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements. Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors. Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed. All responsibilities are essential job functions.

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