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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.

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