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The Clinical Pharmacist performs comprehensive clinical assessments and collaborates with the integrated healthcare team to provide quality patient care. The clinician is accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. The Clinical Pharmacist also possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs.
These responsibilities are to be accomplished in compliance with State and Federal rules and regulations, JCAHO standards and Hospital rules and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy.
Accountabilities (For Non-exempt Employees Include Percent of Effort):
Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that may include rational and appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and nutrition. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to evaluating and addressing drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, contraindicated medications, inappropriate therapeutic regimens, adverse drug reactions, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and rational effective medication regimens.
Accurately and completely enters patient assessment data into written chart format. Monitors patient response and documents interventions as appropriate. Actively supports formulary management and the overall medication use process.
Ensures appropriate and cost effective drug therapy through progressive clinical services. Critically evaluates drug therapy and makes recommendations to improve patient medication regimens. Strives to improve patient safety in all aspects of performance.
Assists in the design and implementation of clinical drug research. Educates pharmacy staff on research studies being performed.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of oncology protocols in Intellidose. Conducts educational activities that support the advancement of the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and allied professionals where applicable on medication therapies and related topics. Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations.
Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and projects (i.e. data collection, documentation). Develops criteria for drug use evaluations, medication use indicators and disease-based evaluations. Participates in the duties of the Staff Pharmacists and performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy Services. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Requires current licensure in good standing in the State of Florida and a degree in Pharmacy. PharmD is required; consideration will be given to all candidates who have been grandfathered by the State of Florida to keep their licenses active/current if obtained before the changes to the Pharmacists' licenses (PharmD requirement) took place, this also includes candidates from other countries that have obtained a Florida license.
Completion of an ASHP accredited residency program. A minimum of three years clinical pharmacy experience, specifically in oncology, is highly desirable. Must posses good organizational, problem solving and computer skills.
Must posses good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of University staff, Physicians and other contacts. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly pharmacy system software, Intellidose, Microsoft applications and Pyxis. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, certification(s) and/or work experience may be considered.
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