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Trinity Health Clinical Pharmacist (Livingston) - Midnight in Howell, Michigan

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Night Shift

Description:POSITION PURPOSE

Assumes specific responsibilities in areas of Clinical Pharmacy. Is prospectively involved with provisions of pharmaceutical care and the promotion of high quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care considering age-specific needs. Demonstrates pharmacotherapy expertise, participates in interdisciplinary education programs, and participates in problem recognition and resolution related to medication usage. Aids in staff pharmacist clinical development programs, and actively participates in CQI initiatives. Performs all staff pharmacist functions on a regularly assigned basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs Staff Pharmacist functions on a rotating basis. Provides pharmaceuical care for neonatal through geriatric populations according to professional standards and statutory requirements.

Actively and reliably monitors drug therapy and answers drug therapy related questions.

Recommends patient specific drug therapy, evaluates therapy regimens and makes recommendations to medical staff to optimize effective drug therapy.

Works with medical staff to optimize drug therapy delivery, provides drug therapy in-service education, problem solves, and assists nurses in communicating with the medical staff.

Educates physicians, associates and other allied disciplines about the goals and rationale of the institution’s quality of care and cost containment programs related to medication usage and to pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical care.

Reviews and maintains files on contemporary drug literature to keep abreast of new drugs and procedures, and acts as a clinical resource person for the professional staff members.

Actively participates in staff development programs, continuing education, lectures, conferences, and preparation of newsletters, drug class reviews, and new policies and procedures.

Conceives, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates results of drug use evaluation monitors.

Precepts Doctor of Pharmacy student on patient care rounds. Meets with students regularly to review drug therapy and clinical skills.

Participates in quality assurance education and training, and other special projects, as requested.

Provides leadership to other Pharmacists in special work activities and serves as role model in the establishment of work quality, efficiency, productivity, and personal conduct standards.

Conceives, initiates, and actively participates in research pertinent to area of clinical specialty, and presents and publishes results of that research.

Performs duties in compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements

Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.

Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places

Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.

Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Education:

Requires Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (i.e., Pharm.D). Experience: Minimum of two years related experience, which may include a clinically oriented hospital pharmacy residency.

Licensure: Current State of Michigan Pharmacist license or eligibility for licensure.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate drug therapy information to all health team members, patients and administrators/managers. Has a demonstrated working knowledge of pharmacokinetics (mathematic modeling of a drug's absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion in a patient). Demonstrated teaching ability. Demonstrated research and publishing skills. Maintenance of thirty continuing education credits every two years as required by Michigan Board of Pharmacy.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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