Nevada Health Centers, Inc. ACO Clinical Pharmacist for Wellness Center (Las Vegas) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Provides medication management services to patients enrolled in various ACO products contracted with NVHC. Services include annual patient wellness visit review of medications to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of all prescriptions as well as identify opportunities to enhance prescribing and connect patients to internal resources for integrated care. Pharmacist will also be responsible for compliance at all NVHC sites for clinic administered, crash cart and dispensary medications.
We offer our providers a competitive salary and benefits package including: health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, additional insurance purchase options, and professional liability coverage under the Federal Tort Claim Act. In addition, our FQHC status offers loan repayment scholarship eligibility through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).
Within the ACO/Insurance Division, will be responsible for monitoring pharmaceutical utilization within at-risk agreements and:
-Perform patient medication therapy management reviews
-Identify opportunities to enhance patient care/cost savings
-Document patient encounters and communicate medication recommendations with other NVHC Wellness providers per established protocol
-Engage with Medicaid MCO and Medicare Advantage pharmacy teams to identify gaps in care and identify/implement various processes that can improve patient outcomes, specifically 90 or 100 day refills, as appropriate.
Performs clinical pharmacy services for patients in coordination with Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) requirements
Performs comprehensive medication reconciliation services
Performs clinical assessments, identifies medication-related problems, risks and benefits, creates therapeutic plans, manages medications and develops monitoring and follow-up plans
Advocates for patients and collaborates with other health care professionals across the continuum of care, including assessing the patient’s willingness and ability to participate in self-care, reduce barriers to care, provide patient education, and advocate for access for prescription medications.
Responsible for maintaining compliance with state and federal pharmacy law, DEA, CMS, HIPAA and 340B regulations
Utilizes available programs, including 340B, Title X and other grants, to help eligible patients gain access to affordable medications.
Maintains the security of drug inventory and pharmacy records
Utilizes EHR as needed to determine patient eligibility, to review relevant health information for the provision of clinical pharmacy services or to perform compliance audits
Utilizes published drug information references and clinical practice guidelines as needed
Administers immunizations as outlined in the immunization protocol
Reads and responds to emails and EHR communications in a timely manner
Performs regular audits and site reviews at clinic and pharmacy sites
Works closely with clinic and pharmacy teams to provide staff and provider training and education
Collaborates with clinic leadership to assure compliance with medication management, storage, inventory, expiration dates and follow-up to audit findings related to any on-site medication, dispensing, crash carts, etc.
Prepares compliance reports for Risk Management Committee
Travels regularly for NVHC site visits, and job-related education and training
Actively participates in the 340B Oversight Committee
Ensures pharmacy compliance with patient confidentiality and HIPAA
Promotes both patient and interdepartmental satisfaction by providing excellent customer service to external and internal customers
Completes tasks and implements programs as assigned by the Pharmacy Director or EVP of the ACO
Completion of a PGY1 residency program OR 3 years of ambulatory care clinical pharmacy experience. Must have Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) or Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). Must be professionally competent and licensed by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. Required to maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) and immunization certification. Bilingual Spanish and English speaker desired, but not required.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of applicable State and Federal regulations, including but not limited to DEA, CMS, 340B, Title X and HIPAA
Knowledge of pharmacology
Knowledge of medication reconciliation skills and techniques
Knowledge of clinical assessment
Knowledge of laboratory and other monitoring parameters for medications and disease
Knowledge of clinical practice guidelines for achieving therapeutic goals
Knowledge of self-care and point of care devices, including proper use of glucometers and medication delivery devices
Knowledge of vaccines and immunization schedules
Knowledge of appropriate timing of reassessment/follow-up
Knowledge of cultural competence and its potential impact on care of the patient
Knowledge of patient education and interviewing strategies and techniques, including motivational interviewing
Knowledge of interpretation of study results and guideline and consensus recommendations into applicable clinical responses
Knowledge of the Federal 340B Drug Program and how it can improve access to affordable medications.
Knowledge of how to effectively communicate treatment recommendations to the appropriate healthcare providers
Knowledge of pharmacy software and electronic health record systems
Knowledge of established quality metrics
Knowledge of resources available through relevant groups, organizations, and agencies
Proficient in operation of personal computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and email
Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and comply with HIPAA
Ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems
Skill in clinical pharmacy services, including MTM, disease state monitoring and immunization practices
Skill in operating personal computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and email
Ability to navigate online pharmacy reference materials and provide evidence-based recommendations to providers
Ability to effectively communicate to medical providers, including information related to prescriptions and recommendations for drug therapy changes
Ability to provide drug consultations and education to providers and patients
Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner with internal and external customers
Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other members of the patient care team
Ability to understand and respond appropriately, effectively, and sensitively to special population groups as defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, gender, etc.
Ability to handle stressful situations appropriately
Ability to travel to all NVHC clinic and pharmacy sites for audits, support, and training.
Ability to travel to offsite locations for professional education and training.
External Company Name: Nevada Health Centers, Inc.
External Company URL: www.nevadahealthcenters.org
Street: 2212 S. Eastern Ave.