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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Lead Pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

This is a full-time position with the hours of 7:00am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday, including some weekends. This Lead will practice clinically full-time (5 days per week) within the infusion center, including added responsibility over regulatory compliance and pharmacy administrative oversight. Opportunities for administrative project days can be added as productivity and scheduling permits.

The Lead Pharmacist for the Non-Oncology Infusion Center covering Clinic Buildings A and B functions as a member of the infusion leadership team and reports to the Pharmacy Manager for Infusion Services at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM). This leader is responsible for the day to day operations, inventory management, medication assistance program, off-service clinic medication charge capture, employee oversight, and legal/regulatory compliance for the infusion center pharmacy. This individual will lead the implementation of new infusion regimen design (CPOE), patient safety, patient/nursing/pharmacy education, and quality improvement initiatives that align with the strategic plans of EUHM. Committee and project work, along with other duties as assigned will also be expected.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Prior leadership and/or project management experience

  • Sterile compounding experience

  • Residency training or equivalent experience within non-oncology specialty diseases

  • BPS Board Certification preferred

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • With the focus on the patient as the primary beneficiary, provide leadership, clinical, educational, informational, and distribution functions in the assigned area(s).

  • Actively participates in employee performance and competency assessment. Coaches and counsels staff and documents as required.

  • Assists with work schedules.

  • Maintains time and attendance as required.

  • Actively participates in employee performance and competency assessment Coaches and counsels staff and documents as required.

  • Assists with work schedules Maintains time and attendance as required.

  • Prioritize the workload and organize the workflow of pharmacy technical and clerical personnel in assigned areas, taking into account available resources. Follow departmental procedures for checking the accuracy of the pharmacy technical and clerical personnel in assigned areas.

  • May conduct in-service programs for medical, pharmacy and nursing staff.

  • May act as the liaison between pharmacy services and other departments and/or participate on committee meetings as a department representative.

  • Identify performance improvement opportunities and make recommendations of ways to improve clinical and distributive services.

  • Proactively work to improve the medication process.

  • Assure the appropriateness of a medication order including age-specific and organ-specific factors, allergy checking, duplicate checking and drug interaction checking before preparing or permitting the distribution of the first dose.

  • Maintain the accuracy of patient profiles according to Emory Healthcares Policies and Procedures.

  • Utilize EMAR Summary to help with scheduling doses, avoiding duplicated doses and correctly initiating change in doses.

  • Prepare drug products using appropriate techniques and following the Emory Healthcares Policies and Procedures.

  • Dispense drug products in accordance with established policies and procedures. Exercise skill as a team member in the management of medical emergencies by attending codes as assigned.

  • Ensure that policies and procedures related to drug distribution are followed. Recommend appropriate alternatives related to non-formulary requests and shortages/recalls.

  • Ensure the accuracy of records pertaining to controlled substances, medication compounding, prepackaging, and sterile product preparation.

  • Use effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers including information on drug therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling and drug administration.

  • Respond to questions from patients regarding their medications.

  • Collect and organize all patient-specific information (medication work-up) needed to assure rational, safe therapy for patients on assigned areas.

  • This shall include prevention, detection and resolution of medication-related problems including: Kinetics Renal dosing Anticoagulation Protocols and guidelines Medication reconciliation Core measures Refer to the Identification, Prevention or Resolution of Drug Related Problems policy.

  • Identify the presence of medication therapy problems in patients current medication therapy; develop a plan to prevent or resolve the problem in collaboration with members of the healthcare team.

  • Utilize nomograms and other departmental guidelines when providing medication-related recommendations.

  • Document those pharmaceutical care activities which require documentation including adverse drug reactions, adverse drug events and interventions. Write effective notes when documenting patient care in EeMR.

  • Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.

  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

  • Identify the requesters actual drug information need. Employ a systematic, efficient, and thorough procedure of retrieving drug information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of accredited school of pharmacy; licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

  • A minimum of three years hospital pharmacy experience.

  • Preferred: ASHP-ACCREDITED PGY1 residency and one year of hospital experience; OR PGY2 with no experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHM Outpt Pharmacy Clifton

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 53390

Job Category Pharmacy

Schedule 7a-3:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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