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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Thompson Peak Medical Center

Company: HonorHealth
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Looking to be part of something more meaningful? At HonorHealth, you'll be part of a team, creating a multi-dimensional care experience for our patients. You'll have opportunities to make a difference. From our Ambassador Movement to our robust training and development programs, you can select where and how you want to make an impact. HonorHealth offers a diverse benefits portfolio for our full-time and part-time team members designed to help you and your family live your best lives. Visit honorhealth.com/benefits to learn more.Join us. Let's go beyond expectations and transform healthcare together.HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation, and community services with approximately 13,100 team members, 3,500 affiliated providers and nearly 700 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members. With this in mind, we require all new hires to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before their start date and be scheduled for their second dose. New hires who choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only need one dose to fulfill this requirement. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. Please note - this organization is a tobacco free campus. In order to be an eligible candidate you will need to test negative on a tobacco (cotinine) test during prescreening. If you test positive you will be unable to reapply for 30 days. If you test positive a second time you will ineligible to reapply for 1 year. -$5,000 Bonus Available -

Qualifications:
EducationPharm.D. Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a minimum of Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. RequiredExperience1 year hospital pharmacy residency or 3 years of clinical pharmacy experience in a hospital setting. Required Licenses and CertificationsRegistered Pharmacist (RPh) Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Arizona. Required

Responsibilities:
Job SummaryProvides expertise in clinical activities relating to various clinical programs for the pharmacy department in order to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of programs that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, cost-effective drug therapies. Serves as the expert clinical resource for pharmacy in the specialty area. Demonstrates ability to work with the patient's growth and development based upon population groups. Leads general and specialty direct patient care programs, advanced drug management services, and all medication use systems throughout the hospital. Serves as a resource and drug information specialist to medical, pharmacy, nursing staff and allied healthcare providers. Serves in a professional capacity on unit-based decentralized teams. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes.Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, adverse drug reactions, and appropriateness of drug and dose. Identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise (i.e. allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, and adverse drug reactions). Functions as a therapeutic consultant and works collaboratively with providers to provide guidance on appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management, and nutrition. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed. Functions as a therapeutic consultant and works collaboratively with providers to provide guidance on appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management, and nutrition. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed. Reviews and evaluates the medical literature for studies supporting the pharmaceutical care and pharmacoeconomic programs. Reviews the use of targeted medications for compliance with current pharmacoeconomic programs.Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed.Performs pharmacokinetic drug level consultations per policy guidelines.Assess total parenteral nutrition (TPN) monitoring and documentation per pharmacy guidelines and communicates therapeutic recommendations. Provides patients consultations per pharmacy guidelines and in a timely manner (i.e. Warfarin, discharge counseling). Promptly perform patient assessments and participate in the multidisciplinary clinical rounds on the patient care unit as directed. Sustains formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic -substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selectionReviews medication reconciliation lists and makes recommendations when necessary.Develops and implements evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols. Designs and implements medication monitoring guidelines and programs for staff.Acts as a liaison to the nursing units, in assigned practice area, in order to communicate pertinent information and to facilitate communication and increase cooperation. Attends and actively participates in patient care team meetings by problem solving and getting involved in the planning process.Develops criteria for medication use evaluations, medication use indicators, and disease-based evaluations. Collects and analyzes medication-use data per predefined criteria and formulates appropriate recommendations for implementation.Develops the pharmacy skills of pharmacy staff members by teaching and exemplifying those skills to the team members; trains and directs the training of new staff members; participates in staff educational development encouraging team members to further their learning in pharmaceutical care to contribute to patient care/safety; provides educational seminars to pharmacy staff at least twice a year; provides educational information to physicians and other Licensed Independent Practitioners (staff), nursing staff, and other allied health care professionals as needed or assigned.Precepts PGY1 and PGY2-Pharmacotherapy residents, pharmacy students, and contributes to staff development in area of specialty practice. Serves as the residency program director or residency site coordinator when required

Keywords: HonorHealth, Scottsdale , Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Thompson Peak Medical Center, Healthcare , Scottsdale, Arizona

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