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Clinical Pharmacist

  • Job ID: 607590227
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 80751 ZCMS1 Administration
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $45.62 to $75.36 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated is seeking a full-time Clinical Pharmacist to support CMI Administration at Forbes Tower in Oakland!

The Clinical Pharmacist will work daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with no weekends or holidays required! There may be some work-from-home opportunities available following the successful completion of an orientation/training period, to be determined by department leadership.

The Clinical Pharmacist will ensure the provision of cost-effective pharmacotherapy, contributing to optimal patient outcomes, providing experiential education for present and future healthcare practitioners, and supporting drug-related research. These services will be provided in compliance with federal and state regulations, JCAHO standards, and health system, hospital, and department policies.

A main focus of the Clinical Pharmacist will include medical reconciliation for patients within 30 days of discharge, as well as reviewing complex prescription regimens for patients to improve quality and patient safety. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, pulling and updating medical records, coordinating information regarding varying physicians for patients, reviewing patient medications and history, and organizing, analyzing, and coordinating data. This role will support a variety of patient populations and will frequently involve direct patient communication.

The ideal candidate for this position will have exceptional interpersonal, communication, and multitasking skills. An interest in and experience with direct patient interaction is highly preferred, as is a passion for quality improvement and patient safety. Previous experience with data tracking and coordination is preferred, while any previous experience with EPIC and/or Cerner is a plus. Proficient computer skills are preferred, as well. 



Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors.
    • Convey a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Complete all required professional and department competency assessment programs, as required.
  • Identify and document interventions in care using formal DUDSM Program outcome assessment tools.
    • Report any preventable or occurring adverse drug events or medication errors, as required.
    • Discuss events with pertinent practitioners and pharmacy leadership, as required.
  • Evaluate patient pharmacotherapy for appropriateness of drug selection, dosage, dosage form, route, and duration, taking into account patient disease state(s), diagnosis, age, weight, gender, eliminating organ function, concurrent medications, and allergies.
  • Develop educational materials for in-service programs including, but not limited to, disease management, pharmacotherapeutic options, and initiative enforcement strategy.
  • Mentor and/or precept pharmacy students and residents to facilitate ongoing teaching programs and support departmental and School of Pharmacy missions.
  • Provide health care team members with accurate responses to drug information questions in a timely manner, utilizing available primary and tertiary reference electronic and written information sources.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary development of new initiative ideas by reviewing literature, preparing initiative proposals, and/or discussing implementation and educational strategies.
  • Contribute development of workflow guidelines, procedures, and other necessary tools (productivity monitoring, intervention documentation tracking, etc.) to maximize productivity and standardize patient assessment approaches in the DUDSM practice area.
  • Contribute to discussion and/or development of collaborative research projects as opportunities present related to DUDSM Program clinical initiatives and departmental programs.
  • Maintain collaborative, interactive relationships with other members of the healthcare team in discussion of patient pharmacotherapy and disease management issues.
  • Facilitate and/or assist with the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement projects based on DUDSM Program clinical initiatives and departmental programs.
  • Provide educational programs to pharmacy, nursing, medical staff, and other related disciplines on DUDSM Program clinical initiatives and Pharmacy Department programs.
  • Enforce and support Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities, such as DUDSM Program clinical initiatives, formulary decisions, adverse event monitoring, and procedure development.
  • Develop outcome and competency assessment tools for DUDSM Program clinical initiatives to evaluate patient outcomes, impact of clinical interventions, effectiveness of education programs, and prescriber compliance.
  • Participate in discussion of medical literature review for evaluation of place in therapy for new drugs or disease management concepts, identification of new opportunities, and for reviewing implemented initiatives for current content.
  • Participate actively in monitoring of patient pharmacotherapy and disease state by evaluating patient problems, identifying opportunities for therapy optimization, discussing therapeutic options for care, determining options for drug therapy management, and assessing patient outcomes.
  • Utilize clinical information systems to gather background patient information for evaluation of pharmacotherapy and disease process to determine potential interventions in care and/or evaluate initiative impact over time.
  • Work collaboratively with team members, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, clinical pharmacy specialists, and other healthcare team members to evaluate activities and implement initiative ideas.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from an accredited School of Pharmacy required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in current position.
  • Post-licensure experience preferred.
  • Experience with EPIC and/or Cerner is a plus.
  • Experience with data analytics and/or coordination preferred.
  • Proficient computer and multitasking skills strongly preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pharmacist

 

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