The Medication Management Informaticist provides medication management knowledge and expertise across LifePoint's facilities and focuses on the automated future state of embedding technology into provider, nurse, and pharmacy workflow as well as clinical processes.
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satis-factorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Implement all technology and clinical projects and effectively communicate and train projects to the clini-cal and pharmacy community.
Provide process flow guidance to the pharmacists, providers and other clinicians across the organiza-tion, ensuring a common approach assisting with facility pharmacy/medication set up and continuous improvement in the Pharmacy Information System and/or Health information system.
Build, modify and maintain pharmacy specifics in Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
Manage optimization initiatives and recommend process flow changes.
Engage and technically support clinical and pharmacy community on implementations and integrations of Medication Management technology to ensure the process is effective, efficient, and in compliance with LifePoint regulations.
Support Quality initiatives throughout the Company and recommend system solutions or aids to enhance the program and ensure adherence to a quality driven approach.
Assist in the review of policies and procedures as impacted by the implementation of technology and other uses of technology at both Health Support Center (HSC) and hospital levels, provide recommenda-tions for change, and ensure execution in a timely manner.
May serve as part of the Pharmacy Residency Program. Preceptors will be professionally and educa-tionally qualified individuals who are committed to providing effective training of residents and being exemplary role models for residents. Qualifications and requirements for acting as a preceptor will be found in the Residency Program Department Policy.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Position serves both internal co-workers and external customers, clients, patients, contractors, and ven-dors.
Access to and / or works with sensitive and / or confidential information.
Exhibit an understanding of healthcare regulatory and compliance (e.g., HIPAA). Skilled in the applica-tion of policies and procedures. Knowledge of Business Office Standards and Recommended Practic-es.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant experience
Experience: Minimum 3 years in pharmacy or institutional pharmacy operations.
Certifications: Certified Pharmacy Tech or equivalent secondary degree preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Business Mathematical Skills -- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and to draw and interpret graphs.
Moderate Computer Skills -- Frequent use of electronic mail, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. Ability to create, maintain and incorporate simple functions into documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to support business objectives.
Moderate Communication -- Regularly uses moderately complex oral and written skills. May train others in functional areas, interact with others and make presentations to department or middle management.
Routine Business Problems -- Problems encountered are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures.
Job Specific Impact -- Decisions generally affect own job or assigned functional area.
Moderate Independent Judgement -- Results are defined; sets personal goals and determines how to achieve results with few or no guidelines to follow; supervisor/manager provides broad guidance and overall direction.
Moderate Planning / Organization -- Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with moderate complexity.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for ex-tended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Repetitive motion of upper body re-quired for extended use of computer. Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
In hospital environment, may be exposed to hazards and unusual elements, which may include but are not limited to bloodborne pathogens and / or contagious illnesses, toxic chemicals, and biohazardous materials which may require extensive safety precautions and the use of protective equipment.
Noise level in the work environment is typical for an office and/or hospital environment.
Extensive overnight travel (up to 50%) by land and/or air.