Nebraska Methodist Health System Patient Care Pharmacist Casual in Omaha, Nebraska
Purpose of Job
The role is to oversee and ensure the appropriate and safe utilization of medications for patients within the facility. The pharmacist must maintain competency in unique aspects of drug therapy for the patients for whom they provide care, including factors related to patients of all age groups including neonates, pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics.
Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, drug, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interactions.
Pharmaceutical care provided by assessing patient demographics; reviewing patient medication histories; reviewing patient medication profiles; establishing desired outcomes; developing therapeutic care plans; determining alternatives for achieving outcomes; educating patients and or family on drug therapy; monitoring patient outcomes; and monitoring potential adverse, drug-drug, and drug-food interactions.
Mastery of the use of Cerner pharmacy and hospital information system application is required. As well as proficiency with all technology associated with the medication management process to include but not limited to Automated Dispensing Cabinets, Automated TPN compounder, and Automated dispensing equipment such as packaging machines/carousels.
Understanding and compliance with intravenous compounding policies and procedures is required. Responsible for adhering to policies, procedures, staffing, safety metrics and financial metrics. Education to healthcare professionals and patients is a requirement.
Must maintain compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding medications.
Post-Baccalaureate Degree of Pharmacy.
2 years of hospital pharmacy experience required.
Age (per State of Nebraska) at least 18 years of age with no current drug or alcohol addiction/convictions of any drug related misdemeanor or felony.
Current active Pharmacy Licensure (PH) for the State of Nebraska required.
Interpersonal Skills: To communicate effectively with hospital personnel, patients and the public.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Outlook and Word, (equivalent to Level I experience for all programs.)
Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze medical literature, outcome and safety data, and financial information. Must be able to interpret and evaluate patient specific information to formulate patient care plans.
Management Skills: Ability to work alone with minimal supervision. Ability to supervise pharmacy interns, technicians as needed.
Time Management Skills: Ability to prioritize time and tasks according to the needs of patients and the Department of Pharmacy without prompting.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
50 pounds of force for one person or up to 100 pounds of force with assistance from a second person with the ability to meet Medium Work Weight Demands. A cabinet with a height of greater than 60" requires two individuals to move.
Not necessary for the position (0%):
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100):
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Clinical Core Competencies.
Demonstrates competency with the established Clinical Programs approved by the Medical Staff
Transfer of medication issues is communicated between the pharmacy team.
ALL issues and pending transactions are communicated to staff for completion.
ALL issues and pending transactions communicated to thee are completed.
Clinical Model adherence (Intervention documentation and observation.)
Complete all assigned task based on assignment.
Drug formulary is preserved (Intervention documentation and non-formulary requests.)
ALL non-formulary request communicated to prescribing physician with options.
Age Specific Criteria incorporated into clinical decision process.
Screen all patients and adjust therapy options based on age of patient.
Intervention documentation or completion of 1 Continuing Education (CE) program on age criteria.
Renal Dosage Adjustment (Adjustments noted within PharmNet.)
Adjust all approved therapies on patients whose renal function dictates.
Pharmacokinetics Management (PK) sheets and intervention documentation.)
Minimum 1/month: PK dosing and monitoring performed correctly and per policy.
Anticoagulation program (Intervention documentation).
Complete monitoring and assessment of all anticoagulation patients.
Appropriately doses all anticoagulation patients consulted.
Documentation of Interventions (Intervention documentation).
Documented in a timely manner.
Minimum 1/hr worked.
Operational Core Competencies.
Effectively manages assigned areas based on established policies and procedures.
Oversee pharmacy technicians & interns to achieve FLOW in the medication process.
Prioritize and maintain effective FLOW of the medication process.
Sterile Compounding Management.
Pass Low Risk Level and Medium Risk Level Competency.
Manage Flow of products.
Pass Chemotherapy Management Assessment and manage FLOW of products.
Above measure not applicable to this position.
Central Pharmacy Management.
Order verification complete and prompt based on assistance required.
Manage the FLOW of products with no backlog or delays.
Process discharge prescriptions as needed.
Teamwork exhibited by actions.
Completion of orders to point of delivery (visual inspections while staffing).
Actions represent the best interest of the patient (observational).
Follows all Safety Alerts: Code Red; Code Triage; Code Adam.
Demonstrates ability to safely oversee the management of Hazardous Drugs.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Completion of all Pharmacists letter Continuing Education (CE) programs by the end of the month.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.