FULL TIME BENEFITED
The Clinical Pharmacist Specialists are responsible and accountable for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Through various assignments within the department, they provide support of centralized and decentralized medication-use systems as well as deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. Clinical Pharmacist Specialists proficiently provide direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in a decentralized practice setting with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel. These clinicians are aligned with target interdisciplinary programs and specialty services to deliver medication therapy management within specialty patient care services and to ensure pharmaceutical care programs are appropriately integrated throughout the institution. In these clinical roles, Clinical Pharmacist Specialists participate in all necessary aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care to the patients in their assigned areas. Pharmaceutical care services include but are not limited to assessing patient needs, incorporating age and disease specific characteristics into drug therapy and patient education, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. Clinical Pharmacist Specialists serve as departmental resources and liaisons to other departments, hospital personnel, or external groups. They also conduct clinical research and practice advancement projects as well as patient care quality and regulatory compliance initiatives designed to improve medication-use processes or pharmacy practice. Clinical Pharmacist Specialists provide medication and practice-related education/training and actively serve as preceptors for Doctor of Pharmacy Students and pharmacy residents. If applicable, participation in the quality management program is expected with the goal of improving services by monitoring processes, analyzing data, implementing interventions to improve and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions. Responsibilities may include working to establish and maintain long- and short-term goals for the Quality Management Program; monitoring and documenting Quality Improvement Projects for progress in meeting QI goals; and providing guidance and education to staff on Quality Management priorities and projects. Demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
* Delivers direct patient care and clinical practice, including decentralized and service-based programs o Maintains proficiency in decentralized pharmacy services and clinical pharmacy programs o Works as an active member of multidisciplinary team and collaborates with healthcare providers within decentralized patient care areas to provide patient-centered care o Identifies high-risk patients and implements interventions to improve quality and safety o Makes appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication recommendations o Provides medication review, reconciliation, and counseling as appropriate * Provides pharmaceutical services throughout medical center o Maintains proficiency in hospital computer systems and medication ordering systems o Provides accurate, safe, timely, and appropriate medication therapy based on patient age and needs o Completes critical patient monitoring and reviews patient profile/chart to identify, prevent, or mitigate drug-related problems, improper drug or dose selection, sub therapeutic dosage, over dosage, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, failure to receive drugs, untreated indications, medication use without an indication, and treatment failures o Communicates effectively and appropriately with healthcare providers and caregivers (physicians, nurses, etc.) and assures continuity of pharmaceutical care between shifts and among staff o Actively participates in stewardship activities and restricted medication programs * Facilitates experiential education and practice advancement o Maintains proficiency in preceptor roles and actively emulates education/mentorship skills o Develops student, resident, and staff training experiences/competencies and creates new relationships for teaching and training opportunities List the major areas of responsibilities (but are not comprehensive): * Provides oncology specialty pharmacist care via a Collaborative Practice Agreement with the oncologists at your practice * Contributes to performance on quality and financial measures * Assures safe, evidence-based, and cost-effective use of medications * Bills patient care management codes when eligible * Assists in tracking oncology pharmacist outcomes via POEM * Collaborates with oncology pharmacists across the state of Michigan in information and best practice sharing
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS * Michigan pharmacy licensure (or eligible) * Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy * Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree required * Completion of ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency highly preferred * Clinical pharmacy experience (2-4 years) in a hospital setting preferred (required if no PGY-2 residency). * Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP) is desired, but not required KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES * Knowledge of contemporary hospital/clinical practice and service. * Significant knowledge and expertise in advanced pharmacy practice, specialty medication therapy management, and specialty... For full info follow application link.
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