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The Pharmacist-Clinical will demonstrate consistent application of knowledge and skills to deliver appropriate, safe, efficient, effective and cost effective pharmaceutical care in the scope of their particular assignment. This position will be responsible for the care of patients as well as the development of effective, professional relationships within the multidisciplinary team.
Essential Job Duties
Oversees and/or participates in assuring appropriate medications are prepared and delivered to care areas in a timely manner, and are stored both securely and in a manner appropriate for both stability and effective workflow.
Supervises and mentors technicians and other pharmacy staff working in/with area of responsibility in order to maintain the accuracy and quality of pharmaceutical services.
Provides accurate drug information to other health professionals and patients to assure safe and appropriate use of medications. Serves on committees as a resource on drugs and/or pharmacy policies as required.
May also cover and/or verify orders as a Surgical Services pharmacist and be responsible for ensuring safe and effective medication use of all surgical patients; collaboration with decentralized and centralized pharmacy staff; education of patients and family members, physicians and nurses, and pharmacy learners; participation in code blue process; and participation with pharmacy department and nursing unit-based medication policy and continuous quality improvement committees. Sound USP 797 IV compounding techniques will be employed daily. A comprehensive understanding of appropriate surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis as well as current Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) standards will be key to successful integration as a resource in the surgical units.
The Surgical Services pharmacist is responsible for identifying and resolving pharmacy related issues and verify orders for all patients in the surgical units including Same Day Surgery, the Operating Room, Post-op and Post-anesthesia care units in both the Intermountain Medical Center as well as the Intermountain Surgical Center.
Participates in the multidisciplinary team to provide feasible therapeutic recommendations and alternatives that improve patient drug therapy. This may include drug, dosage form, dose, route, dosage interval and duration. Monitors physician orders to ensure safe, correct, and appropriate use of medications. Monitors, documents and evaluates patient response, drug effects, and adverse medication events.
Actively participates in department cost savings initiatives. Monitors pharmaceutical inventory and formulary and exercises strict inventory control through diligent tracking of all substances. Participates in organization surveys (Joint Commission or other applicable regulatory agencies) or audit inspections.
Maintains quality in the department through completion of quality control check logs and other quality/clinical documentation. Takes responsibility for assuring quality improvement projects are developed, implemented and completed.
Trains and supervises new pharmacy technicians, student-interns, pharmacy students and other supportive staff as needed. Participates and supports the training programs and mentorship of students and residents.
Is knowledgeable and compliant with State and Federal laws, regulations, pharmacy policies, procedures and standard operating procedures, formulary and pertinent Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Provides professional, engaging customer service to all patients, and healthcare providers with whom they work.
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Shift Details: 40 hours a week. Monday through Friday coverage, with a routine weekend rotation.
Department: Central Pharmacy at Intermountain Medical Center, located at 5121 Cottonwood St., Murray, UT 84157.
Additional Details: This position will support the surgical units including Same Day Surgery, the Operating Room, Post-op and Post-anesthesia care units in both the Intermountain Medical Center as well as the Intermountain Surgical Center.
Current license as a Pharmacist by State in which one practices.
Controlled substance license.
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
Current knowledge of state and federal regulations and statutes regarding the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of approved drugs, controlled substances, and investigational agents.
Hearing/listening, manual dexterity, seeing.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy.
Three years' experience in an institutional pharmacy environment.
Completion of an ASHP accredited residency.
BCPS or other board certification.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), or willing to obtain upon hire.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or willing to obtain upon hire.
All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Location: US-UT-Murray, US-UT-Salt Lake City
Activation Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Expiration Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018