Banner University Medicine Center – Tucson seeks for Full-time Clinical Pharmacist (Specialty)
Banner University Medical Center Tucson provides specialty medications for Banner Health employees and other health plans.The service line includes clinical therapy management and collecting data outcomes for our specialty patient population.
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About Banner Pharmacy Services
Banner Pharmacy Services division provides excellent patient care across our entire continuum through convenient access, improved medication outcomes and innovative pharmacy practices. Banner Pharmacy Services will be recognized nationally as a clinical leader and trusted partner in proactively providing innovative pharmacy services through excellence in integration, care coordination, medication management and service to make a difference in people's lives. Banner is expanding its focus from being a hospital company to a clinical quality company focused on population health management. Clinical Pharmacy Services are also included in this robust new service line and are responsible for the management of the Banner formulary, development of standardized system wide clinical pharmacy services, and management of adverse drug event preventions. Clinical Pharmacy Services provides collaborative drug therapy management and educational interventions in patient care to optimize medication therapy, improve outcomes, promote wellness, and disease prevention.
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.
This position provides pharmaceutical care to patients, serves as a resource and drug information specialist to medical, pharmacy, nursing staff and allied healthcare providers. Performs comprehensive clinical assessments and collaborates with the integrated healthcare team to provide quality patient care. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and disease state 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. 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 may, when appropriate perform the final check of medications prior to being dispensed. Conducts educational activities, applies principles of performance improvement, and may participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities or Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements as appropriate. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.
A degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.
Requires current and unrestricted pharmacy licensure in the applicable state of practice within 90 days of hire date
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 and other contacts. May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.
Must have knowledge of medication management software, particularly pharmacy system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.
Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program or previous clinical pharmacy experience is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.