Clinical Pharmacist

Barton Healthcare System South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150

Posted 2 days ago

Purpose Statement

Consistently Exceptional Care

Barton Health is a not-for-profit, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, race or handicap in its relationship with patients, visitors or employees.

Mission

Barton Health is dedicated to the delivery of safe, high quality health care to community members and visitors. We are committed to compassionate, personalized, comprehensive and responsive treatment of all of our patients and other guests.

Nicotine Free Statement: To further our mission in providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, effective January 1, 2017, Barton Health will no longer hire individuals who use or test positive for nicotine. Barton Health promotes a healthy and safe environment for all Associates, Physicians, Volunteers, Patients, and Vistors. Therefore, all individuals whose pre-employment drug test results are positive for nicotine will have their job offer rescinded, and they will be disqualified from applying for employment for ninety (90) days from the date of the health screening.

Job Function: Allied Health

Employment Type: Full-Time

Hours per Pay Period 1.00 (80 hours p/pp)

Job Shift: Variable

Weekend/Holiday Rotation: Yes

POSITION SUMMARY

Participates in all aspects of hospital pharmacy services: Operations and Distribution, Clinical Pharmacy, and Outpatient Infusion Services. Ensures that the pharmacy provides optimal clinical services on a daily basis, promoting desirable patient outcomes through safe and cost effective drug therapies. Establishes and maintains productive collaborative relationships with practitioners and hospital staff.

Operations and Distribution:

  • Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications, drugs and other pharmaceutical for patient care

  • Responsible for distribution of drugs to inpatients, outpatients, and clinics

  • Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of the pharmacy technicians

  • As part of the interdisciplinary care team, provides quality and cost effective services to patients, employees and medical staff

Clinical Pharmacy:

  • Monitors drug therapy of patients for appropriateness of drug and dose, drug interactions, contraindications, and adverse reactions

  • Provides pharmacokinetic consults and renal drug dosing adjustments per hospital protocols

  • Performs IV-to-PO automatic dosing changes and therapeutic substitutions

  • Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners

  • Participates in clinical "rounds" with nursing and medical staffs and clinical collaboration meeting

  • Participates in drug use evaluations and evaluation of new drugs for formulary addition

Outpatient Infusion:

  • Provides home infusion services

  • Monitors patients, reviews therapies and adjusts or recommends adjustment of medication dosing

  • Coordinates preparation and delivery of infusion products, enteral products, pumps, and supplementary equipment and supplies

  • Provides pharmacist-consulting services to the Outpatient Infusion Center, Home Health, and Hospice

  • Evaluates infusion patient needs and provides drug information to patients

Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and meet provide pharmaceutical care to the population served, including neonatal, pediatric, adult, geriatric, acute care, obstetric, chemically dependent, and rehabilitation patients.

The Clinical Pharmacist is under the supervision of and reports to the Director of Pharmacy.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited school of pharmacy plus Hospital Pharmacy Residency or equivalent clinical pharmacy experience

  • PharmD, with a clinical focus, or Masters Degree in Pharmacy, with emphasis on hospital practice with optional Hospital Pharmacy Residency (preferred) or equivalent clinical pharmacy experience

Minimum Experience

  • Minimum three recent years exp as a Staff Pharmacist in a hospital or healthcare setting

  • Sufficient computer skills as are required to complete an online application and the pre-employment/annual computer requirements

  • In compliance with patient safety standards, must be able to effectively communicate in English; Bilingual abilities preferred

Certifications/Licensures

  • Current California Registered Pharmacist license or ability to obtain prior to start date

  • Current CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association (BLS for the Healthcare Provider) or ability to obtain prior to start date

Physical Demands

  • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting

  • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

  • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfer patients

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

  • Exposure to stressful environments that may include communicating with difficult individuals in emotional situations

  • Contact with patients and guests under a wide variety of circumstances

  • Regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases

  • Exposure to infections and contagious diseases

  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of emergency or crisis situations

  • Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position without compromising services.

Purpose Statement

Consistently Exceptional Care

Mission

Barton Health is dedicated to the delivery of safe, high quality health care to community members and visitors. We are committed to compassionate, personalized, comprehensive and responsive treatment of all of our patients and other guests.

Values/Standards

Barton Health commits to integrity, collaboration and excellence through the practice of our four Service Standards:

  • Safety

  • Respect

  • Image

  • Efficiency

Barton Health is a not-for-profit, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, race or handicap in its relationship with patients, visitors or employees.


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