CommonSpirit Health Clinical Pharmacist in LEXINGTON, Kentucky
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE
Provide accurate, safe, and prompt medications and IV service as needed for adequate patient care according to professional standards and practices. Serves as a resource person and a clinical liasion to physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other hospital personnel. Provides pharmaceutical care services according to professional standards and practices. Provide care to patients of all ages. Provide patient care/services based on identified needs/developmental level for all patient populations. Care/services may include assessment of individual patient need, incorporation of age specific characteristics in patient education, communication, and planning; provision of individualized care relevant to patient needs; and recognition, monitoring, and provision of interventions as appropriate. Facilitates public relations between pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff.
ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Documents activities consistent with Hospital/Department/Unit Guidelines.
Exhibits mastery of clinical initiatives, pharmacokinetics, anti-coagulation, and nutrition. Exhibits competency in clinical microbiology and therapeutic areas consistent with practice.
Actively monitors drug therapy and provides pharmacist clinical interventions according to assignment and as identified by patient needs.
Provides therapeutic drug monitoring consults, provides drug information consults and provides patient consultation/education as identified and as requested.
Participates in clinical rounds and interdisciplinary patient care activities as directed by Pharmacy Manager/Director.
Actively prevents inappropriate medication use and inappropriate medication therapy. Intervenes to assure appropriate care to assigned patients.
Monitors high risk patient populations for appropriate medication use and assures Core Measures are met on appropriate patients.
Demonstrates competency in maintaining computerized medication profiles and processing medication lists for cart filling and IV admixtures.
Maintains the operation of the unit dose area, IV room, and satellite pharmacy effectively. Competent dispensing medications according to procedures and laws.
Supervises technical personnel when staffing. Provides appropriate feedback to technical personnel and discusses with Pharmacy Manager/Director when necessary.
Evaluates appropriateness of medication orders for patients of all ages, diseases, and conditions. Responds to inappropriate orders appropriately.
Reviews new medications for formulary consideration. Meet with representatives of pharmaceutical companies as requested.
Participates in medication error avoidance programs and routinely reports medication errors and adverse events
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education for Staff Job Levels
B.S. or Pharm D. degree in pharmacy
Required Licensure and Certifications
Licensed by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good communication skills, both oral and written. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
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Requisition ID 2021-170870
Employment Type Full Time
Hours / Pay Period 80
Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
Facility / Process Level : Name CHI Saint Joseph Health System
Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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