Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Shift Varies, Inpatient Pharmacy

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Inpatient Pharmacy
Hours: Full-Time, 36 Hours / Weekly
Shift: Varies

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Clinical staff pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, provide drug information, and supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a clinical staff pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY):

Engages in population appropriate communication.

Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.

Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.

Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.

Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.

Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.

Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.

Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.

Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, and protocols:

Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately; maintains accurate, complete medication profiles

Prepares and dispenses medications, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques

Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law

Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols:

Monitors medication therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications

Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per organizational protocol

Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes as needed

Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately

Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors accurately and in a timely manner

Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements; utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational medication therapy selection

Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners; recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans; and suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed

Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff

Provides drug information to patients and their families

Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely

Participates in the quality improvement and medication-use review activities of the department; collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned

Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs

Provides support for research opportunities within UC Health

Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department:

Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel; verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians; and participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel

Works independently with minimal supervision; organizes and prioritizes work assignments; and ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner

Completes and documents inspections of all assigned medication storage areas at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications

Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel; and answers requests at the window/door

Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well organized

Performs essential duties of the pharmacy director in his or her absence

Serves as a pharmacy role model for pharmacy staff, students, and residents.

Maintains competence required for current job title/position:

Maintains current pharmacist licensure

Attends pharmacy staff meetings

Attends orientation, education, and training program; reviews literature and other material pertinent to practice of pharmacy

Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements timely

Maintains clinical competency and leadership if scheduled to work in specialty area

Meets hospital and department standards of performance:

Maintains a neat, professional, and well-groomed appearance; observes pharmacy dress code; wears identification badge at all times

Performs work within specified time frames; adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule

Works cooperatively with all staff members; voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate to appropriate persons in a positive manner

Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members; assists coworkers in tasks, as time permits

Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

Provides leadership and innovation in the primary area assigned to staff

Qualifications

Minimum Required: B.S. in Pharmacy. Preferred: PharmD. | Required current state of Ohio Licensure as a Registered Pharmacist. Preferred: ACLS certification. | Minimum Required: 0-1 years of experience. Preferred: Equivalent combination of education and experience including PGY1 pharmacy practice residency.