Staff Pharmacist

Job Number
207734
Banner Ironwood Medical Center
Shift
Evening
Department
Banner Ironwood Medical Center - Pharmacy-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
37000 N Gantzel Road
City & State
US-AZ-San Tan Valley
Posting Category
Pharmacy

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Staff Pharmacist - Full-time evening shift
Banner Ironwood Medical Center
3700 N. Gantzel Rd. SanTan Valley, AZ 85140

New growing up and coming community! 


 
18% Shift Differential after 7:00pm! 
 

Are you looking for additional hours in a rewarding environment?  

Do pride yourself on providing premier patient care? 

Come take a look at Banner & join our family!

 

 

Banner Ironwood Medical Center (BIMC) Pharmacy operates 24/7 to provide comprehensive (compounding/distributive/clinical) pharmacy services to inpatients and ED patients at our local facility. In addition, BIMC Pharmacist provide remote pharmacy services at our sister facilities, Banner Goldfield Medical Center (94 hr/week) and Banner Payson Medical Center (98 hr/week) during hours when the local pharmacy is closed.

 

Our ideal candidate:

  • Premier patient centricity 
  • Previous hospital experience preferred, including sterile and non-sterile compounding
  • Previous experience using Cerner Millenium EHR a huge plus

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About Banner Ironwood Medical Center
Banner Ironwood Medical Center is committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of the southeast communities of metropolitan Phoenix. Our first patient tower has 47 beds, including eight LDR rooms and can accommodate up to 86 beds when fully equipped. We also feature a full service emergency department, four surgical suites and medical imaging services. With our 80-acre campus, more than 500 beds and supporting health services could be built on our site. This means an exceptional opportunity for you to establish a career where the potential for growth is limitless.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients using the medication use process (selecting, prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medications). Performs comprehensive assessments and analysis of drug therapy in collaboration with patient care team members. Accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Oversees the activities of the pharmacy technicians, coordinating workflow and checking all medications prior to being dispensed. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.

 

Essential Functions

  • Reviews medication orders and evaluates their appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, laboratory values and other pertinent patient information. Contacts the prescriber with suggestions for improvement and resolves problems with the medication orders as needed. Documents resolutions and clinical interventions in the appropriate manner. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as it relates to formulary management. Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.

 

  • Utilizes clinical pharmacy skills in assessing and formulating recommendations to physicians ensuring positive patient outcomes, safety, quality and economical drug therapy. Participates in and supports decentralized pharmacist activities, when appropriate and where applicable and appropriate.

 

  • Reviews and verifies or enters orders into the medication management information system in an accurate and timely manner. Assures entries to the patient medication profile presents no significant problems in regard to drug interactions, incompatibilities, therapeutic duplications or patient safety.

 

  • Prepares and dispenses medications and IV solutions in an accurate and timely manner in compliance with company policies and procedures.

 

  • Supervises and directs work of pharmacy technicians and interns. Coordinates medication preparation and distribution work of the pharmacy technicians and ensures accuracy prior to dispensing medications for distribution.

 

  • Provides accurate, appropriate and timely information to physicians, nurses, patients and others regarding medication therapy, drug product guidelines, law and regulations, medication formulary and other topics related to medication use and control.

 

  • Ensures accurate records are being maintained. (e.g. audits, controlled substances, logs.)

 

  • In a Home Care setting: the clinician assesses the patient at the initiation of drug therapy, develops a patient care plan and drug monitoring regimen and monitors the patient according to the care plan through out the course of therapy. Documents in the patient clinical record all recommendations and interventions communicated to the physician. Enters medication orders into the computer system and dispenses medications/IV solutions in an accurate and timely manner in appropriate quantities based on stability, compatibility of the drug and age specific needs of the patient. Coordinates the drug preparation work of pharmacy technician and checks the accuracy of that work according to literature guidelines. Completes all documentation associated with filling prescriptions and verifies all prescriptions not directly received from the physician or the physicians agent. Communicates with the patient, physician, nursing staff, pharmacists and other members of the health care team regarding patient status, response to therapy and clinical objectives to ensure clinical outcome is met. Therapy day and prescription information is input into the computerized software system to ensure accurate and timely billing. Monitors patient response and documents interventions as appropriate. May assist in medication delivery and documentation collection per current compliance standards. May also be required to take after hours calls as needed.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Requires (or eligible for) pharmacy licensure in the state of practice and a degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy licensure

Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts. Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers. May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Pharmacist in the specialty area.

Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing system.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer hospital pharmacy experience.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.