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Banner Health Staff Pharmacist in Phoenix, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:

Pharmacy-Hosp

Work Shift:

Night

Job Category:

Pharmacy

A position in a Banner Health pharmacy 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 pharmacy 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.

Pharmacy- Banner Estrella Medical Center is a full- service 317 bed hospital, proudly serving the growing Southwest Valley community. The Pharmacy leadership team aims to support all staff members and allow for growth within the department and provides a very transparent environment. In the pharmacy, you will be given opportunity to provide feedback and participate in many decisions made in the department.

As a Staff Pharmacist with BEMC you will be a part of a futuristic practice model that supports the effective use of pharmacists as direct patient care providers. At BEMC we have a robust Pharmacy Medication History Program. Pharmacist are a valuable team members and help provide accurate medication dosages that are utilized by healthcare prescribers to optimize safe practices and provide high quality care to our patients. In addition we have a well- established PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program. The shift is rotating 7 days on 7 days off, starting Wednesday and ending Tuesday. Hours are 9pm to 7:30am. Holidays are required. Enjoy a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable.

Banner Estrella Medical Center is a 305-bed acute care hospital providing a full range of health care services to the fast growing communities of west Phoenix. Opened in 2005, this is an innovative, fully electronic facility that features electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry, digital radiography, sophisticated ICU monitoring and much more. In fact, we've been named one of the "ten most innovative hospitals in the country" by Newsweek Magazine and are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. The hospital is also designed to provide a soothing, healing atmosphere for both patients and their family members. We encourage the use of such therapies as pet therapy, aromatherapy, spiritual care and Reiki Therapy.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients using the medication use process (selecting, prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medications). Performs comprehensive assessments and analysis of drug therapy in collaboration with patient care team members. 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 checking all 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. Reviews medication orders and evaluates their appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, laboratory values and other pertinent patient information. Contacts the prescriber with suggestions for improvement and resolves problems with the medication orders as needed. Documents resolutions and clinical interventions in the appropriate manner. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as it relates to formulary management. Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.

  2. Utilizes clinical pharmacy skills in assessing and formulating recommendations to physicians ensuring positive patient outcomes, safety, quality and economical drug therapy. Participates in and supports decentralized pharmacist activities, when appropriate and where applicable and appropriate.

  3. Reviews and verifies or enters orders into the medication management information system in an accurate and timely manner. Assures entries to the patient medication profile presents no significant problems in regard to drug interactions, incompatibilities, therapeutic duplications or patient safety.

  4. Prepares and dispenses medications and IV solutions in an accurate and timely manner in compliance with company policies and procedures.

  5. Supervises and directs work of pharmacy technicians and interns. Coordinates medication preparation and distribution work of the pharmacy technicians and ensures accuracy prior to dispensing medications for distribution.

  6. Provides accurate, appropriate and timely information to physicians, nurses, patients and others regarding medication therapy, drug product guidelines, law and regulations, medication formulary and other topics related to medication use and control.

  7. Ensures accurate records are being maintained. (e.g. audits, controlled substances, logs.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires current and unrestricted pharmacy licensure in the applicable state of practice within 90 days of hire date.

Pharmacy licensure.

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, patients and other contacts. Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers. May be required to possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company’s auto insurance policy. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Pharmacist in the specialty area. 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 computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing system.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Prefer hospital pharmacy experience.

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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