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Banner Health Clinical Pharmacist – Solid Organ Transplant in Phoenix, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:

Pre-Liver Trans-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Pharmacy

A position as a Banner Health pharmacist is one you can look forward to. Join an engaging environment of full service, high technology and experience a wide variety of responsibilities. You’ll also see how important a pharmacist job is to our ability to make life easier for our patients. Come enjoy great challenges and build both your knowledge of the field and your analytical skills.

Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix (BUMC-P) is a nationally recognized, world-class medical center focused on making healthcare easier so life can be better. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Continuous investment in our facilities has led to the construction of a new tower with a state of the art Trauma & Emergency Department (over a $400 million investment), new and revitalized clinic buildings, and a new outpatient infusion center. The newly constructed medical center is recognized as a Level I Trauma Center, Primary Stroke Center, and Level III Perinatal Center. Banner University Medical Center Phoenix serves as the flagship hospital of Banner Health and one of the leading teaching hospitals in the state.

As a pharmacist at BUMC-P you will have the opportunity to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and progressive pharmacy services to our diverse patient population in both acute and ambulatory care settings. Our clinical services include a multitude of specialties, including critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, research, and solid organ transplant. As BUMC-P is an academic teaching center you will be a part of the training for medical residents, pharmacy residents and students.

The new Solid Organ Transplant pharmacist position (adult kidney, pancreas, and liver transplant) will support the BUMC-P Transplant Program. This will expand our abdominal transplant pharmacist service line to a total of 3 pharmacists. As part of the multidisciplinary team, care is provided along the continuum of transplant in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. The position consists of day-shift position, scheduled to work Monday – Friday with the potential weekend and holiday coverage based on the business needs. There will be a rotation between inpatient and outpatient coverage amongst the pharmacist team that is embedded in the multidisciplinary transplant team including physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, dietitians, and social workers. The transplant clinical pharmacy specialist will provide direct-patient care including evaluation, implementation, and monitoring for optimal medication management and will be instrumental in all phases of transplant care. The transplant clinical specialist will also be involved in organizational initiatives, education opportunities, and scholarship activities including precepting of PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents. Responsibilities related to these activities may include: development and implementation of process improvement strategies and cost-saving initiatives, design of new clinical pharmacy programs, development and maintenance of medication-related policies and procedures, participation in health-system and institutional committees, delivery of formal and informal educational activities to healthcare professionals, and completion of medication use evaluations and research. A PGY2 transplant residency or equivalent experience is required.

University Medical Center Phoenix Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position provides pharmaceutical care to patients, serves as a resource and drug information specialist to medical, pharmacy, nursing staff and allied healthcare providers. Conducts educational activities, applies principles of performance improvement, and may participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities as appropriate. Performs comprehensive clinical assessments and collaborates with the integrated healthcare team to provide quality patient care. Accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Oversees the activities of the pharmacy technicians, coordinating workflow and may, when appropriate perform the final check of medications prior to being dispensed. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Critically evaluates medication therapy and makes recommendations to improve patient medication regimens. Ensures appropriate and cost effective drug therapy. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to evaluating and addressing drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, contraindicated medications, inappropriate therapeutic regimens, adverse drug reactions, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and rational effective medication regimens. Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.

  2. Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that may include rational and appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and nutrition.

  3. May participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (P&T) activities as appropriate. Evaluates and recommends medications for formulary. Prepares Formulary evaluations for P&T consideration.

  4. Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and projects (i.e. data collection, documentation). Develops criteria for drug use evaluations, medication use indicators and disease-based evaluations.

  5. Provides oversight and assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols. Designs and implements medication monitoring guidelines and programs for both staff and clinical pharmacists.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.

Requires current and unrestricted pharmacy licensure in the applicable state of practice within 90 days of hire date. May be required to possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company’s auto insurance policy.

Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, Physicians and other contacts. Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson or BUMC-P Whole Health Counseling must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

Must have knowledge of medication management software, particularly pharmacy system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program or previous clinical pharmacy experience is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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