Clinical Pharmacist

Date Posted
10/09/2018

City
Leavenworth

State
KS

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

 
Job Description

Clinical Pharmacist

Includes, but not limited to: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy; Critical Care Pharmacy; Nuclear Pharmacy; Nutrition Support Pharmacy; Oncology Pharmacy; Pediatric Pharmacy; Pharmacotherapy Pharmacy; Psychiatric Pharmacy

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).
  • Education: Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
  • Internship/Residency: Completion of a clinical pharmacy residency or fellowship accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists or American College of Clinical Pharmacy or documentation of appropriate education, training, and/or CME in the practice of clinical pharmacy.
  • Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions.
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a pharmacist.

Core Duties:

  • Assess patient’s response to drug therapy and planning drug therapy based on physician-established diagnoses. • Order and evaluate laboratory tests necessary to evaluate drug therapy effects and outcomes.
  • Initiate, modify, or discontinue medications for ongoing therapy of chronic disease states (e.g., hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulant, diabetes, asthma, refill clinics, etc.), in cooperation with the medical staff.
  • Monitor and manage pharmacotherapy requiring periodic adjustment due to specific or changing pharmacokinetic characteristics (e.g., aminoglycosides, phenytoin, antithrombotic).
  • Administer prescription or non-prescription drugs according to established agreements or MTF protocols.
  • Assess metabolic needs and order therapeutic enteral or parenteral nutrition products in the inpatient setting.
  • Evaluate medical and medication histories for drug-related problems and adjusting drug therapy accordingly.
  • Consult with other healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, dietitians, nurses, physical therapists, etc.) about patient treatment needs or options.
  • Perform a full range of pharmacist procedures.
  • Review patient profiles at the time of dispensing in order to closely monitor medication therapy.
  • Ensure prescription directions for use, dose, medication interactions, therapeutic duplications or overlaps, allergy information, age specific dosage, and other pertinent data are appropriate for individual patients.
  • Ensure accuracy of all pharmaceutical products prepared or processed by technical staff.
  • Provide medication and healthcare related in service training to clinical staff on new medications on the market; appropriate use of medications; comparison of current medication therapies; and other topics as deemed appropriate by the department head.
  • Consult with other specialty practitioners to provide optimal patient pharmaceutical care.
  • Document significant medication interactions, and pharmacy interactions with prescribers. Conduct Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting in accordance with The Joint Commission (TJC) or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) standards as appropriate.
  • Facilitate medical staff drug utilization reviews (DURs) as deemed necessary.


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