Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical Pharmacist I in Lithonia, Georgia
Position is a 7 days on / 7days off. The shifts are four 10hrs shifts (8:00am -6:30pm) and three 11hrs shifts (8:00am -7:30pm).
JOB DESCRIPTION:The clinical pharmacist I practices as a pharmacy generalist in one or more patient care areas. In addition to direct patient care activities, this position is responsible for participating in departmental or institutional quality, safety, and cost-saving initiatives. Practices as a clinical pharmacist generalist in one or more patient care areas. Ensures appropriate therapy and institutional outcomes. Consistently provides patient-centered, interdisciplinary pharmaceutical care. Proactively reviews and processes orders accurately and efficiently. Prevents and/or resolves drug-related problems to ensure safety, efficacy, and cost-efficiency by consulting with the ordering prescriber and appropriately documents. Performs daily in-depth patient profile review to assess, monitor and recommend appropriate drug therapy as applicable. Consistently evaluates, intervenes, and documents clinical interventions according to institutional protocols and guidelines. Accurately evaluates the usefulness of medical literature in optimizing evidenced based care. Monitors drug therapy regimens and makes recommendations or modifications per protocol. Utilizes system nomograms and other guidelines. Documents clinical activities and adverse drug events. Attends medical codes as applicable. Follows, maintains, and reinforces system policies and processes for proper dosing, storage, handling, dispensing, and/or administration of medications and compounded products. Handles conflict and problems, including ethical issues, constructively and appropriately. Appropriately engages with other clinical pharmacists and leadership as needed. Engages with other clinical pharmacists for complex clinical situations. Uses effective patient education materials and techniques for drug therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling and drug administration education. Participates in coordination of transitions of care as appropriate. Responsible for service completion and patient satisfaction. Maintains clinical competency through licensure and departmental requirements. Serves as preceptor for pharmacy students or provides at least one educational in service annually. Precepts pharmacy students and residents as available. Assist in training of department of pharmacy and other disciplines. May participate in research and publication opportunities. Active engagement within departmental mentorship and collaboration programs. Recognizes process failures and actively engages in analysis and improvement efforts. Participates in at least one medication use evaluation or quality improvement project annually. Oversees the work performed by pharmacy students, technicians and pharmacists to ensure performance standards are maintained and work is in accordance with state, federal and organizational regulations. Documents adverse drug reactions and medication variances per policy. Follows, maintains, and reinforces medication use policies and processes to ensure financial medication stewardship. Supports cost-savings initiatives. Engages in review of medication insurance authorization status as applicable. Maintains understanding of 340b practices as applicable. Performs other duties as assigned or requested. .
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One year of relevant experience, Pharmacy Specialty Board certification or ASHP- Accredited Post Graduate Year 1 pharmacy residency preferred. One year of experience will be waived for candidates who have been employed as student/interns within the Emory Healthcare system. Active Georgia Pharmacist license or eligibility for licensure with attempt to register for next available Georgia Pharmacy Practical Examination and passing of the MPJE within 60 days of hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support required within 1 year for all positions with Code Blue coverage responsibility.
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 Hillandale Hosp Emory
Campus Location Lithonia, GA, 30058
Campus Location US-GA-Lithonia
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 75170
Job Category Pharmacy
Standard Hours 36 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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