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HonorHealth AMBULATORY PHARMACIST-VGPCC -Surprise in SURPRISE, Arizona

Overview HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members. With this in mind, we require all new hires to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before their start date and be scheduled for their second dose. New hires who choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only need one dose to fulfill this requirement. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. Responsibilities Job Summary Responsible for the daily provision of pharmaceutical services to the patients of HonorHealth. Assures the appropriate selection, dosing, administration, and dispensing of medication orders. Provides support for clinical programs and practices within the ambulatory setting as well as medication order review with accuracy; check technician-prepared products before release; maintain security of pharmacy and controlled substances; aid in the training of new staff; participate in continuous quality improvement activities, such as drug-level monitoring, adverse event monitoring and medication error reporting. Provides drug information and participate in the education of patients, staff and physician on drug therapy. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes. Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, adverse drug reactions, and appropriateness of drug and dose. Identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise (i.e. allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, and adverse drug reactions). Functions as a therapeutic consultant and works collaboratively with providers to provide guidance on appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management, and nutrition. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed. Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately Documents clinical activity/interventions as performed. Provides pharmacokinetic consultation services as directed per protocol. Follows and adjust medications based on patient specific factors (renal function, weight, etc.) as directed per protocol. Reviews/interpret culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommend changes as needed. Evaluates need for all non-formulary medication requests and initiates approved therapeutic medications substitutions. Sustains formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic ¬substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection Performs a comprehensive medication review for patients with a cancer diagnosis in the Ambulatory Care setting Assures the quality of products dispensed meets established departmental and regulatory guidelines and that the patient receives the ordered medication as to dose, route, salt, regimen, and generic substitution. Ensures appropriateness of all medication doses in reference to patient’s diagnosis, weight/body surface area, age, allergies, and drug interactions. Recommends initiation of drug therapy when necessary. Clarifies incomplete and unclear orders. Enters/verifies medication orders in the computer processing system accurately and efficiently. Completes intervention documentation and submits information according to departmental guidelines. Accurately completes controlled substance documentation records when dispensing controlled substances. Accurately maintains investigational drug study records and documentation as required by the study sponsor and accrediting bodies. Initiates and processes medication event reports and adverse drug reaction reports as needed. Processes/validates medication orders in the network EHR to create and maintain an accurate patient profile. Resolves medications administration record (MAR) clarifications and corrections. Verifies and monitors the preparation of sterile and non-sterile compounded admixtures. Demonstrates aseptic technique and proficiency in chemotherapy preparation and order processing. Oversees and directs pharmacy support personnel including the daily activities of technicians. Demonstrates proficiency in chemotherapy preparation and order processing. Accurately re-establishs priorities based on workload and patient needs and ensures that medication doses are delivered within established departmental guidelines. Provides therapeutic consultation to assist with resolution of medication related problems and improve quality of care in a cost-effective manner. Applies principles of evidence-based medicine to establish patient-specific therapeutic drug regimens. Adheres to the clinical practices approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (e.g. collaborative practice agreement). Collaborates with the healthcare team to optimize medication management. Appropriately documents all patient care activities in the electronic medical record. Demonstrates accurate and thorough documentation skills. Facilitates pharmacist-to-provider communication of clinical interventions and recommendations. Competes patient outreach in a timely manner and proactively plans subsequent follow-up when needed. Conducts direct patient care interactions via telehealth or face-to-face encounters. Provides essential medication education to patients and caregivers to promote medication adherence and safety. Provides educational information to physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals as needed or assigned. Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Assists in data collection and testing for quality improvement as directed. Completes intervention documentation according to department guidelines. Oversees and directs pharmacy support personnel, including daily activities of technicians or medical office assistants when needed. May serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students and/or pharmacy residents if criteria are met as established by the College of Pharmacy and/or American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Actively participates in the education and training of new pharmacy employees. Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications Education Pharm.D. Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy with a minimum of Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. Required Licenses and Certifications Registered Pharmacist (RPh) Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Arizona Required

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