Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
CASA GRANDE MAIN - CASA GRANDE, AZ
Full-time
8am-7pm M-F, 10-hr shifts; 8am-12:30pm S
ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

Under the supervision of the Director of Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Resident position combines post-graduate training and education to specialize in patient care, practice management and special projects within the clinic. The Pharmacy Resident will also be responsible for an assigned project. In addition to general pharmacist responsibilities and duties, a Pharmacy Resident provides clinical pharmacy services and ensures that the pharmacy provides optimal clinical services as outlined below on a daily basis. A Pharmacy Resident assists in the supervised development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies. The pharmacy resident will work as a part of an interdisciplinary team in order to assist in the proper delivery of clinical pharmacy services within the clinic. When the organization has multiple Pharmacy Residents their activity will be coordinated by the Director of Pharmacy.

This position has a defined length of time for employments and is contingent upon the individual’s continuous enrollment in the clinic’s residency program. Completion or separation from the program will be terms for separation from the organization.

In outlying sites, the Pharmacy Resident has matrix reporting responsibilities to both the Director of Pharmacy and the Site Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

A. Ensure safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as approved by appropriate committees
  • Coordinate the selection and safe use of alternative medications in response to medication shortages
  • Facilitate the identification, resolution, implementation, and communication of cost-effective medication use issues in collaboration with medical staff
  • Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Recommend evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggest appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed
  • Monitor medication therapy regimens for allergies, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, and adverse drug reactions, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications
  • Support the pharmacy’s pharmacoeconomic efforts. Review the use of targeted medications for compliance with current cost-effective programs and budget constraints

B. Provide education and information on pharmaceutical care and medication therapy.

  • Provide accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff
  • Provide training and education to pharmacists regarding clinical pharmacy programs and issues
  • Prepare and present drug reviews, adverse drug reaction reports, and pharmacy intervention summaries to the P & T committee
  • Review and evaluate medical literature for studies supporting pharmaceutical care and pharmacoeconomic programs
  • Collaborate with educational institutions and professional organizations to conduct research. Participate in the design, collection of data, and interpretation of results
  • Assist grant writer in applying for grant funding as requested
  • Participate in community education programs and outreach events (e.g. diabetes classes, health fairs, etc.)

C. Contribute to the quality and effective operation of the department.

  • Monitor performance and documentation of clinical activities including documenting the financial impact of clinical activities
  • Assist in writing and implementing policies and procedures for clinical activities including but not limited to, therapeutic interchange, formulary additions/deletions, monitoring medication effects on patients, and all Joint Commission clinical elements
  • Prepare reports on pharmaceutical care and clinical activities as requested by the Director of Pharmacy
  • Participate in the quality improvement activities of the department including risk analysis and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Collect and analyze data and maintain documentation of all clinical activities
  • Establish productive, collaborative relationships with staff members and within the community

D. Maintain competence required for current job title/position.

  • Maintain current pharmacist licensure
  • Attend pharmacy staff meetings
  • Sustain professional competence and promote development through participation in in-services, workshops, seminars, and professional organizations pertinent to the practice of clinical pharmacy
  • Complete all competence/skills assessment requirements

Departmental Standards

  • Punctual and dependable; report to work as scheduled. Absenteeism and tardiness is within policy guidelines
  • Maintain a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance. Observe pharmacy dress code. Wear identification badge at all times
  • Perform work within specified timeframes. Adapt positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule
  • Provide courteous, cooperative, and timely service to patients, visitors, and staff. Demonstrate good oral and written communication
  • Work cooperatively with all staff. Voice concerns and suggestions to the appropriate persons in a positive manner
  • Demonstrate sound judgment consistent with training/ academic background
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and employee information. Comply with HIPAA Privacy Rule standards
  • Foster a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members. Assist coworkers in tasks, as time permits
  • Adhere to Sun Life policies and procedures. Comply with all requirements related to risk management, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, and infection control. Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in in-service/education regarding Quality Improvement
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned or requested

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accountability- Role Model, mission, vision and shared values
  • Customer Focus:
    Has a clear understanding of internal customers needs, preferences, timelines and decision-making criteria
    Recognizes that building long-term customer satisfaction is the key to employee engagement
  • Teamwork - If someone needs help, help them
  • Initiative - Be innovative, apply fresh ideas and continuously improve how you do your work
  • Confidentiality - Maintains strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others
  • Ethical - Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and customer
  • Respect - Demonstrate - consideration and appreciation for co-workers and customer

 

REQUIREMENTS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately
  • Ability to work cooperatively with health=system and pharmacy staff
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule
  • Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and evaluate medical literature
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate of ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a PharmD degree
  • Current Arizona State Board of Pharmacy License

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Education

[x] High School Diploma or GED

[ ] Technical Certification: _____________________

License/Certification

[x] License: Arizona State Registered Pharmacist

or

[ ] Experience in [ ] addition to cert/degree;

[ ] in lieu of cert/degree

Specific Degree

[x] Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Skills:

[x] Bilingual (English-Spanish) Preferred (based on patient/staff balance)

[x] Computer literate

[ ] Typing

[x] Filing procedures

[x] Money handling

[ ] Calculator, office machines, etc.

Physical demands

[x] Balancing [x] Carrying [ ] Climbing

[ ] Crawling [x] Crouching [x] Feeling

[x] Fingering [x] Grasping [x] Kneeling

[x] Lifting 50 lbs. [x] Pulling [x] Hearing (communicate)

[x] Talking (communicate) [x] Sitting [x] Standing (mobility)

[x] Walking (mobility) [x] Vision: far [x] Vision: near

[x] Vision: color [x] Vision: depth [x] Vision: (w/assistance)

Exposures

[x] Airborne particles [x] Muscular strain

[x] Chemicals [x] Caustics

[x] Electrical current [x] Fumes

[x] Noise [x] Odors

[x] Sharps [x] Body fluids

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to perform the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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