Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-AZ-PHOENIX
    Requisition ID
    2019-16040
    Shift
    01 - Days
    Department
    RX Pharm Hospital
    Facility
    John C Lincoln Med Center
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Physical Work Location and New Employee Orientation Location : Address
    250 E DUNLAP
    Work Hours (ex:M-F, 8am - 4pm)
    variable including weekdays, evenings and weekends.
  • Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

    HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.

    Qualifications

    Education
    Pharm.D. Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a minimum of Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. Required

    Experience
    1 year hospital pharmacy residency or 3 years of clinical pharmacy experience in a hospital setting. Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    Other Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Arizona.
    Required

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    Provides expertise in clinical activities relating to various clinical programs for the pharmacy department in order to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of programs that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, cost-effective drug therapies. Serves as the expert clinical resource for pharmacy in the specialty area. Demonstrates ability to work with the patient's growth and development based upon population groups. Leads general and specialty direct patient care programs, advanced drug management services, and all medication use systems throughout the hospital. Serves as a resource and drug information specialist to medical, pharmacy, nursing staff and allied healthcare providers.
    • Serves in a professional capacity on unit-based decentralized teams. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes.
      Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, adverse drug reactions, and appropriateness of drug and dose. Identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise (i.e. allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, and adverse drug reactions).
      Functions as a therapeutic consultant and works collaboratively with providers to provide guidance on appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management, and nutrition. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
      Functions as a therapeutic consultant and works collaboratively with providers to provide guidance on appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management, and nutrition. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
      Reviews and evaluates the medical literature for studies supporting the pharmaceutical care and pharmacoeconomic programs. Reviews the use of targeted medications for compliance with current pharmacoeconomic programs.
      Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed.
      Performs pharmacokinetic drug level consultations per policy guidelines.
      Assess total parenteral nutrition (TPN) monitoring and documentation per pharmacy guidelines and communicates therapeutic recommendations.
      Provides patients consultations per pharmacy guidelines and in a timely manner (i.e. Warfarin, discharge counseling).
      Promptly perform patient assessments and participate in the multidisciplinary clinical rounds on the patient care unit as directed.
      Sustains formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection
      Reviews medication reconciliation lists and makes recommendations when necessary.
    • Develops and implements evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols. Designs and implements medication monitoring guidelines and programs for staff.
    • Acts as a liaison to the nursing units, in assigned practice area, in order to communicate pertinent information and to facilitate communication and increase cooperation. Attends and actively participates in patient care team meetings by problem solving and getting involved in the planning process.
    • Develops criteria for medication use evaluations, medication use indicators, and disease-based evaluations. Collects and analyzes medication-use data per predefined criteria and formulates appropriate recommendations for implementation.
    • Develops the pharmacy skills of pharmacy staff members by teaching and exemplifying those skills to the team members; trains and directs the training of new staff members; participates in staff educational development encouraging team members to further their learning in pharmaceutical care to contribute to patient care/safety; provides educational seminars to pharmacy staff at least twice a year; provides educational information to physicians and other Licensed Independent Practitioners (staff), nursing staff, and other allied health care professionals as needed or assigned.
    • Precepts PGY1 and PGY2-Pharmacotherapy residents, pharmacy students, and contributes to staff development in area of specialty practice.



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