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Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Room

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Job Description:

Provides pharmaceutical care to the ER and assists with leadership of Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities.Education and/or Other Requirements

  • Education:
    • Graduate of a School of Pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    • Current Licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois
    • Certified at the advanced practice specialty level by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) preferred
    • Current BLS Certification
    • ACLS Certification preferred
    • Experience:
      • Completion of an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accredited Residency or three years of clinical pharmacy practice experience in a hospital setting - critical care, emergency medicine, or infectious disease experience preferred
      • Teaching / precepting experience and / or teaching certificate required
      • One year experience in a leadership role preferred
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point required
      • Knowledge of Epic preferredQualifications
        • Highly motivated with excellent analytical and problem solving skills
        • Positive and clear communication skills
        • Ability to readily establish and maintain working relationships with the medical and nursing staffs
        • Capability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
        • Must be able to participate in direct patient care interactionsEnvironmental Factors Minimal exposure to irritating, unpleasant, or hazardous elements or conditions. Physical Demands The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Moderate physical exertion, including frequent (30 to 70%) walking, standing, bending and reaching. Mental Demands
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions.
          • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements. Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job. In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.
            • Patient Care - ER
              • Provides pharmaceutical care for emergency department
              • Participates in code blue and trauma events.
              • Evaluates drug therapy for appropriate indications, dosage, drug interactions, effectiveness, adverse drug reactions and intervene as necessary
              • Identifies adverse drug events, assisting in management and process improvements to reduce future occurrences
              • Reviews patient drug history for accuracy and appropriate reconciliation
              • Tracks interventions and their financial impact
              • Precepts pharmacy students in emergency and critical care
              • Maintains an acceptable working knowledge of staff pharmacist functions in order to assist with staffing as needed
              • Antimicrobial Stewardship
                • Conducts antimicrobial stewardship activities including antimicrobial-related patient care (aid in appropriate selection, optimal dosing, proper monitoring and de-escalation of antimicrobial therapies),
                • Develops and implements antimicrobial use protocols, treatment pathways and therapy plans.
                • Monitors antimicrobial stewardship related metrics
                • Ensures the antimicrobial stewardship program adheres to national standards
                • Quality Improvement
                  • Develops and implements drug therapy protocols and/or critical care pathways
                  • Provides, collects, summarizes and documents data for Drug Use Evaluation and CQI programs and completes monthly clinical monitoring assignments.
                  • Provides in-service training to pharmacy staff as needed
                  • Assists Pharmacy Director in ensuring medication use compliance with accrediting bodies, including The Joint Commission (TJC)
                  • Therapeutic and Cost-Effective Management of the Medication Formulary
                    • Assists the Pharmacy Director in formulary management decisions focusing on evidence-based therapeutic and cost-saving opportunities
                    • Performs/oversees formulary reviews for Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee
                    • Retrospectively monitors formulary additions
                    • Oversees automatic substitution programs for appropriate classes of medications
                    • Interdisciplinary Involvement
                      • Serves as a liaison between pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff for education regarding current drug-related policies and procedures and evidence-based safe and effective medication use
                      • Participates in multidisciplinary groups and committees as needed
                      • Serves as a medication information resource consultant for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals
                      • Develops, reviews, and revises interdisciplinary policies and procedures upon request
                      • Completes all competency and skills assessment requirements, state registration renewal, and takes responsibility for ongoing education.
                      • Promotes professional development by participating in outside educational opportunities and serving as a member of at least one professional organization
                      • Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Health System, Decatur , Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Room, Healthcare , Decatur, Illinois

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