The pharmacist in this position must have a strong technical and clinical background to be effective in both Pharmacy and Information Systems, he or she must be able to convey that they understand the daily challenges of pharmacy, IS and other clinicians face in order to gain the confidence of the pharmacists, IS staff and other clinicians. Clinical credibility is crucial.
Particular areas of focus will be automated dispensing systems technology, Pharmacy applications with the electronic health record (EHR), pharmacy related financial applications, applications to improve efficiency, applications to improve patient safety, and applications to improve communication to staff. The incumbent will also be expected to work effectively with other staff especially IS staff, nursing staff, and medical staff.
The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining all aspects of medication related technology such as financial charge master, pharmacy information system, automated dispensing system, eMAR, and prescriber order entry system.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the general direction of the Director of Pharmacy Services and within the established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following functions:
Maintains pharmacy charge master in both the financial and pharmacy application
Maintains pharmacy orderable items in the order entry system
Works closely with the Director of Pharmacy in development of new or enhanced clinical functionality and improved workflow functionality.
Works with the pharmacy Clinical Coordinator to develop new or enhanced features to promote safe medication use.
Develops specifications, written descriptions of functionality, and mock-ups of screen design to aid in clinical system implementation.
Documents all ongoing issues, changes and future state design.
Performs and documents clinical workflow pre and post system implementation.
Provides pharmacy informatics expertise. In general, stays abreast and keeps key constituencies informed of the latest developments and innovations in pharmacy and medical informatics.
Monitors ongoing clinical IS projects insuring adherence to established timetables.
Prepares course documentation and provides the training of both new and current applications.
Participates in on-call support for pharmacy clinical systems including over weekends and off shifts.
Receives and responds to and insures the timely and effective resolution of all medication related clinical systems problems.
Willingness to actively participate in a large complex project.
Experience with computer-based Pharmacy applications.
Minimum 3 years clinical experience in the acute care setting.
Experience with pharmacy computer systems and technologies.
Ability to interact with clinical staff at all levels in a health care organization.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Frontpage and PowerPoint a plus.
Catholic Medical Center