About the Role
The Clinical Pharmacist contributes to the interdisciplinary healthcare team and ensures safe, appropriate, and cost-effective medication therapies for patients by monitoring drug levels and therapeutic drug regimens. This position also ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations as well as proper storage and documentation. This position reports directly to the Pharmacy Manager who oversees daily staffing and operations.
• Reviews and manages medication orders for therapeutic appropriateness based upon age, weight, height, laboratory values, diagnosis and other patient and clinical information pertinent to safe and effective care.
o Effectively screens for and manages clinical alerts/conditions (i.e. allergies, interactions, therapeutic duplications, adverse drug reactions (ADR) etc.)
o Actively problem solves issues with medication orders and contacts the prescriber to recommends appropriate alternative medication therapy as needed.
o Complies with the directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee related to Formulary Management.
o Documents clinical interventions to meet or exceed established cost containment and evidence-based medication therapy goals for the department and organization.
• Actively reviews, verifies, or enters medication orders in an accurate and timely manner. Appropriately evaluates entries to the patient profile and intervenes when needed to ensure patient safety.
• Demonstrates and utilizes appropriate clinical pharmacy skills in assessing and formulating medication therapy recommendations to medical staff and other health care providers that are safe, evidence based, care appropriate and cost effective.
• Prepares and dispenses sterile and non-sterile medications, in an accurate and timely manner, in compliance with departmental and organizational policies and procedures, annual department goals and in accordance with all state and federal laws, statues and quality standards agencies.
• Initiates, processes, and completes all associated incident, adverse drug reaction and controlled substance documentation reports and records to ensure ongoing compliance with quality and regulatory requirements and standards.
o Participates in data collection and reporting of Drug Use Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities within defined hospital information systems.
Degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy
Minimum of three years of experience as a hospital pharmacist required
Current Arizona State Pharmacist license in good standing
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Free health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your family; competitive salary and collegial work environment.