Clinical Pharmacist-Psychiatry, Full-Time, Rotating

Northwestern Medicine Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Description

The Clinical Pharmacist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NMHC, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Interprets medication orders to ensure safety and proper use of medications and is alert to compatibilities, incompatibilities, medication duplication, medication allergies, and potential medication administration errors.

  • Coordinates the solving of medication related problems between pharmacy, nursing, and prescribers, demonstrating initiative and sound judgment.

  • Monitors medication therapy for significant drug-drug, drug-diet, or drug-laboratory test interactions. Intervenes in circumstances of significant interactions, therapeutic duplications, and other occasions where pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic expertise is warranted.

  • Evaluates and documents that the medication(s) selected are appropriate for achieving the desired therapeutic outcome.

  • Communicates potential problems and likely solutions to the prescriber.

  • Acts as a consultant in the areas of pharmacokinetics and adverse reactions to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

  • Participates in all therapeutic drug monitoring or intervention programs; adjusting therapy as indicated by patient condition and laboratory results.

  • Processes all medication order information into the Electronic Health Record to ensure accuracy of records regarding past, current and future dispensing and charging.

  • Maintains a comprehensive pharmacy patient profile. The profile should include age, maturation, weight, allergies, diagnosis, estimated and actual pharmacokinetic parameters, and pertinent information which may affect medication therapy decisions.

  • Oversees the packaging labeling, and distribution of medications for all patients and employees according to established policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Monitors the use of scheduled medications on the nursing units and maintains controlled inventories of medication in the dispensing areas.

  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals including sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products.

  • Verifies medication orders before delivery to patient care areas and ensures accuracy and completeness.

  • Resolves discrepancies as necessary.

  • Reviews all laboratory data for appropriateness of medication use and recommends changes when needed, including microbial culture and sensitivity data, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, etc.

  • Develops and presents orientation, education and training programs for medical, nursing, hospital and pharmacy staff, as well as assisting in the educating of pharmacy students, residents, and fellows.

  • Educates patients and their families about specific medications.

  • Responds to emergency situations to assist with medication management (e.g. response to cardiac arrests).

  • Provides accurate and timely medication information and or teaching to healthcare professionals or patients.

  • Maintains the hospital formulary and acts to limit medication usage to formulary items when appropriate.

  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions performed.

  • Collects data, maintains logs, records and other documentation as required by the department.

  • Communicates professional knowledge effectively in both oral and written forms to patients and other health professionals.

  • Participates in quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.

  • Organizes, prioritizes, and plans workload within given time constraints.

  • Works cooperatively with fellow pharmacists to oversee and direct the activities of the work area, to assign work to technicians, and to assure that the established department objectives are accomplished.

  • Reviews restocking automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) throughout the hospital and resolves any problems.

  • Ensures compliance with hazardous waste collection and disposal procedures.

  • Maintains proficiency and expertise in area/s of practice through continuous professional development.

  • All other job duties as assigned.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain an Illinois license within 90 days of hire.

  • Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

Preferred:

  • Completion of a PGY2 psychiatry pharmacy residency program or equivalent hospital pharmacy experience.
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Clinical Pharmacist-Psychiatry, Full-Time, Rotating

Northwestern Medicine