Emerus

Clinical Pharmacist (PRN)

US-NV-Las Vegas
1 week ago
ID
2017-6340
Las Vegas (Sahara)
Type
PRN
Shift Type
PRN

About Us

Emerus and joint venture partner Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, are excited to introduce community based, patient-centered acute episodic care throughout the greater Las Vegas, Nevada region.  Our state-of-the-art hospitals are fully accredited and provide highly individualized care.  We have created a special place where patients can expect the highest level of care when every second counts.  From the moment a patient walks through the door, a team of exceptional medical professionals take charge, treating patients with speed, compassion and expertise.  With this partnership we are able to expand services to communities in convenient locations with compassionate, efficiency and excellence while maintaining our high stands for quality, safety and service. 

Position Overview

 

The purpose of this position is to assist clinical staff in providing quality patient care by advising physicians and other clinical staff on the selection, dose, interactions and side effects of medications. Position develops, implements, and monitors clinical pharmacy programs to improve patient care with an additional focus on decreasing cost; provides clinical services to patients and professional staff; interacts with medical staff on drug utilization and cost containment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Review all patient charts for correct medication therapy and documentation; including patient drug allergies, drug/drug interactions with current medications, appropriate medication choice, route of administration and dose
  • Conduct weekly on-site visits to each facility
  • Conduct monthly unit review of department
  • Ensure sufficient medication is in stock; including working with the pharmaceutical wholesaler to find alternatives, if necessary
  • Review and reconcile controlled substances logs and conduct an annual controlled substance inventory
  • Comply with all regulatory agency’s rules and regulations as applicable to pharmacy
  • Maintain appropriate facility licenses –State Board of Pharmacy, DEA and others as required
  • Assist clinical staff with drug related information
  • Provide 24 hour service to answer questions or assist clinical staff if needed
  • Counsel patients on medication therapy, if needed
  • Develops and maintains a communication system which assures effective flow of information to and from staff. Serves as a role model for competent professional practice by educating, mentoring, and supporting staff and peers.
  • Seeks and recommends potential opportunities for cost containment
  • Seeks new ways of improving clinical pharmacy services. Works with others to continually identify areas for improvement
  • Effectively plans and manages resources for continuity of care between the patient care area, Pharmacy and other settings. Participates in orientation and continuing education programs. Serves as a resource to pharmacy staff, physicians, and nurses.
  • Assists with clinical research designed to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes of drugs and drug regimens.
  • Works to develop, coordinate, and evaluate target drug programs, restricted drug programs, medication use-based performance assessment and improvement indicators, drug usage evaluation programs and cost containment programs. Develops and implements utilization reviews targeted for expensive, potentially harmful or improperly used drugs.
  • Provides direction and guidance for development and review of clinical pharmacy educational services. Assists with implementation of educational programs for physicians and nursing staff.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, adhering to policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency, supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff.

Other Job Functions

  • Attend staff meetings or other company sponsored or mandated meetings as required.
  • Travel to all facility locations as required.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Pharm D. degree or clinically oriented M.S. degree and current state licensure. 
  • Preferred completion of ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency or fellowship or demonstration of equivalent experience. 
  • Ability to promote teamwork, build effective relationships, and to lead/facilitate work groups. 
  • Strong customer service skills. 
  • Knowledge of pharmacy and hospital computer systems and computer-assisted devices. 
  • Familiarity with health care reimbursement environment. 
  • Position requires fluency in English; written and oral communication

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