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Pharmacist Clinician

Job ID
5161
Category
Clinical Care
Department
Pharmacy - SRMC
Location
Rio Rancho, NM
Date posted
02/26/2024
Pay Rate
$63.78 - $102.00 Hourly

Relocation Reimbursement available

Department: Pharmacy - SRMC

FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Provide clinical pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacology, and pharmaceutical services to patients receiving care within their area. Serve as a resource to primary providers. Develop and participate in programs and activities to ensure optimal use of medication therapies. Ensures the safe and effective use of medication by providing medication refill and medication therapy management services to optimize drug product selection. Perform Staff Pharmacist-Inpatient functions as assigned. Ensure adherence to University of New Mexico-Sandoval Regional Medical Center (UNM-SRMC) and departmental policies and procedures and compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. . Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
* PATIENT CARE - Ensure the delivery of optimal written and verbal pharmaceutical care to patients with in their area of specialty
* PATIENT CARE - Participate in the development of clinical protocols or order sets to ensure the appropriate and safe delivery of medications to patients; develop and provide information resources for patients to ensure the optimal adherence to medications prescribed
* QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Continually evaluate current activities and propose new areas of involvement or changes in current practices
* QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Develop and participate in programs to improve the quality of patient care and ensure the safe delivery of medications
* QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Ensure departmental and hospital compliance with national quality standards appropriate to their area of practice (e.g., Joint Commission, CMS, UHC) through documentation of Quality Assurance
* QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Report and evaluate medication errors and adverse drug events and recommend systems for improving the safety of pharmaceutical care
* TRAINING & EDUCATION - Develop and provide educational programs for Pharmacists, other Healthcare Professionals or Patients in the Community
* QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Develop and participate in a planned periodic chart review with supervising physician(s) that meets the requirements of the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy
* PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and revise intervention care/treatment plan with patient, family and supervising provider as necessary to achieve improved health
* DOCUMENTATION - Provide accurate documentation of patient care, document orders, directives, procedures and patient responses in the medical record and communicate them to other members of the health care team; maintain accurate, legible and confidential records
* PATIENT CARE - Perform non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
* PATIENT CARE - Under Hospitals Bi-Laws and department protocol provide direct patient care by writing and renewing prescriptions
* PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Design, implement, and report on projects that evaluate or improve the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients including: Medication Use Evaluations; Formulary reviews; Therapeutic Class Reviews; Medication Safety Projects; Quality Improvement Projects; Performance Improvement Projects; and Cost-Reduction Projects
* COORDINATION - Actively work with other departments and healthcare professionals to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care; attends and participate in Department, Hospital, Medical Staff or Health Sciences Center committees as assigned
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshop
* RELATED DUTIES - Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
* PATIENT SAFETY - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT CARE - Develop treatment plans; implement treatment, follow-up and evaluate patient within the scope of practice protocols as outlined by state statute, UNM SRMC and Pharmacy Department policy and procedure
* TRAINING AND EDUCATION - Develop training and competencies and train SRMC Pharmacists and Technicians; other SRMC Healthcare professionals; Pharmacy Technicians; Pharmacy Interns; and patients
* COORDINATION - Work with other departments and healthcare professionals to develop programs to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care at SRMC
* REVIEWS - Performs comprehensive medication reviews and addresses therapy adherence issues with patients and appropriately adjusts medications based on clinical findings
* PREVENTION - Actively identify, mitigate, prevent, and report potential and actual drug-related problems or adverse drug events. Recommend rational therapeutic alternatives as needed to prevent future problems
* MEDICATION REQUESTS - Interprets, evaluates and accurately processes medication requests in a timely fashion. Prior to authorizing prescriptions; screens for drug allergies, interactions, and appropriateness of medication, dose, frequency, and route of administration
* POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Authorizes refills for medications according to UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center’s policies, procedures, guidelines
* ORDERS - Per policy, writes orders for prescription drugs and authorizes refills for medications
* RECORDS - Maintain accurate records of encounters; responsible for meeting all state, federal and regulatory requirements associated with the Pharmacist Clinician and the Ambulatory Care Service
* QUALITY - Collects data and supervises inspections for quality assurance and safety purposes; maintains all logs and necessary paperwork associated with regulatory and quality assurance requirements; actively participates in LEAN processes and quality/safety improvement initiatives
* PHARMACIST - Performs duties as an inpatient pharmacists when needed
* POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental and hospital policies and procedures, guidelines, objectives, and quality assurance programs
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature and attending in-services, meetings and workshops

Qualifications


Education:
Essential:
* Bachelor's Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Bachelor's Degree, BS or Pharm D

Experience:
Essential:
1 year directly related experience

Nonessential:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo Bilingual English/Spanish

Credentials:
Essential:
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification w/in 6 months
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* PALS w/in 6 months of position
* Pharmacist License in NM w/in 90 days
* Licensed Pharmacist Clinician in NM w/in 90 days

Physical Conditions:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* May be required to travel to various work sites
* Sig Haz: Physical risk/injuries due to combative patients

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