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CommonSpirit Health Clinical Pharmacist in LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

Overview

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.

While supporting the goals and objectives of the hospital and upholding the ethics of the profession of pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services to patients, physicians, nurses and ancillary departments. The Clinical Pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmacy care through protocol/guideline management as well as individualizes drug therapies to promote safe, efficacious and cost-effective patient care. The Clinical Pharmacist serves as a role model for Staff Pharmacists, Pharmacy Residents, and pharmacy students. The Clinical Pharmacist must contribute to the ongoing education and development of pharmacy personnel and the education of other health care practitioners.

Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with health care providers to individualize medication therapies to promote safe, efficacious, and cost-effective patient care following best practices and evidence-based guidelines.

  2. Contributes to formulary management and works with health care providers to ensure formulary compliance.

  3. Educates, mentors, and evaluates pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and/or pharmacy students to develop and improve skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care.

  4. Develops and provides educational programs, learning modules, and knowledge assessment tools.

  5. Educates other health care professionals regarding medications to promote optimal patient care via in-services, educational programs, face-to-face interactions, etc.

  6. Reviews, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders for patients in all age groups.

  7. Maintains patient medication profiles in an automated pharmacy information system.

  8. Consults with and advises medical, nursing, and other healthcare providers regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medications.

  9. Routinely monitors the patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities.

  10. Participates actively in cardiopulmonary emergencies.

  11. Conducts assigned target drug monitoring programs and concurrent drug use evaluation activities as required.

  12. Performs and documents Pharmacist Intervention activities such as recommendations on drug product selection, dosage adjustments, and appropriate drug therapy.

  13. Obtains medication histories on selected patients and communicates pertinent information to the appropriate healthcare provider.

  14. Communicates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers as necessary.

  15. Prepares and/or verifies the appropriate preparation of medications to be dispensed (including sterile preparations) using the correct technique, as required.

  16. Provides drug information and discharge counseling to patients, as required.

  17. Provides staffing coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, as required.

Qualifications

Education:

Graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree.

Experience :

  • Completion an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency

OR

Have three or more years of pharmacy practice experience.

  • Role model for pharmacy practice, as evidenced by demonstration of ongoing professionalism and contribution to the profession.

Licensure or Certification:

  • Licensure by the State of Arkansas

  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification Highly Preferred

  • Completion of 30 hours of continuing education every two years.

Skills:

  • The Clinical Pharmacist must have training in on-line drug information resources, pharmacy automation, IV preparation, and computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Interpersonal and Communications Skills are required to maintain smooth cooperative working relationships with others. The Clinical Pharmacist must respond quickly to inquiries and exercise good listening skills.

  • The Clinical Pharmacist must promote customer satisfaction as evidenced by positive interaction with customers, prompt resolution of problems, and recommendations for quality improvement.

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Requisition ID 2021-156058

Employment Type Part Time

Department Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 40

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Varies

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI St. Vincent Health

Location AR-LITTLE ROCK

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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