Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Lebanon , NH 03766
Consults with nursing and medical staff on prescription orders, patient reactions, and errors or complaints. Conducts drug utilization reviews and prepares drug review criteria for medical staff approval. Monitors drug therapies as assigned by medical staff and suggests alternatives.
A listing of the key responsibilities
Provides comprehensive pharmacy care and oversight of specialty service. Reviews patient drug therapy and care plan with medical staff and other health care professionals. Provides pharmacokinetic dosing and other drug therapy consultations. Manages the pharmaceutical care of specific patients.
Develops and assesses the clinical pharmacy program/service. Develops new clinical programs and services and evaluates/improves existing programs. Develops and conducts evaluation of programs/service related to performance improvement resource management, clinical and cost effectiveness/quality, prevention and detection of adverse drug events, benchmarking, etc. Develops methods for measuring, monitoring, and interpreting clinical, economic and other outcomes; medication use evaluations; target medication-intervention programs.
Serves as the Pharmacy departmental liaison for pharmacy, medical, nursing and other health care professionals.
Serves as the educational resource for the organization within specialty. Provides in-service trainings for pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other health care professional staffs. Addresses the learning needs of the staff in response to emerging drug therapies and new uses of existing drug products. Tracks drugs in development and those under review by the DFA, assessing potential impact on the organization.
Leads or participates in organizational initiatives that optimize drug therapy management. Identifies drug-related problems and develops practice guidelines, protocols or procedures. Participates in the development of clinical pathways/guidelines.
Serves as a preceptor for students/residents rotating through specialty practice area.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Work under the direction of the Medication Use and Standards Manager.
Serve as the Inpatient Pharmacy department's medication safety expert.
Contribute medication safety review within IS-related activities including but not limited to eD-H item testing, formulary addition/change requests, and Omnicell inventory requests.
Within the Occurrence With Learning System (OWLS), facilitate medication-related report review, risk mitigation, process improvements, and file closure by Responsible Reviewers within the department.
Track and trend reports to provide safety metrics to department staff and Department Quality Committee.
Recommend areas for improvement or intervention to nurse leaders, Medication Safety Committee, Department Quality Committee, and Pharmacy Leadership.
Participate in medication use process improvement projects through PILL Box (Pharmacy Improvement Learning Lab Brainstorm, Originate, eXplore) or other avenues.
Maintain an Inpatient Pharmacy medication safety program. Activities include but are not limited to:
Review, gap analysis, and communication of items such as best practices from ISMP or other safety organizations.
Oversight of development and delivery of PhOcUS (Pharmacy Occurrence Understanding and Solutions) mortality and morbidity conference.
Coordination of pharmacist co-leader of the Medication Safety Champions program, per program availability.
Ad hoc participation in the pharmacy Clinical Services Team.
Coordinate with Education Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Technician Leads to provide medication safety orientation to pharmacists, residents, technicians, and students.
Participate and mentor pharmacist involvement in the Patient Safety Orientation medication use presentation for providers (in collaboration with Education Clinical Pharmacist Lead).
Under the direction of the Medication Use and Standards Manager, assist with the development and monitoring of systems to assure compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g. TJC, NH BOP, CMS, DEA).
Work with the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor-Compliance to audit completion of department processes (e.g., standard controlled substance inventory counts, Omnicell inventory expiration dating, monthly medication inspections, medication management rounds, refrigerator and freezer temperature monitoring, USP 797/800/795 Compliance [in collaboration with Pharmacist Compounding Supervisor]).
Contribute to the development of policies, procedures, and job aids within the Inpatient Pharmacy.
Serve as experiential education medication safety preceptor to pharmacy students and PGY-1 and PGY-2 Critical Care residents.
Participate in departmental and institutional medication safety committees including but not limited to the Medication Safety Committee and Department Quality Committee.
Support Inpatient Pharmacy operations as needed.
Graduate of an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy.
1 year of combined clinical pharmacy/specialty and/or residency experience required.
Pharm D preferred.
Must have demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision, with the ability to set priorities and make critical decisions.
Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated interpersonal and team skills essential.
Current NH licensure required.