Clinical Pharmacist

Job Number
209416
Banner Pharmacy Services
Shift
Day
Department
Banner Pharmacy Services - Banner Pharmacy Services
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
2901 N Central Ave
City & State
US-AZ-Phoenix
Posting Category
Pharmacy

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Build your career with Banner Health Pharmacy Specialty Pharmacy!

 

We are looking for hard-working, motivated individual to join our Pharmacy team as Clinical Pharmacist - Specialty. This position is needed at Banner Family Pharmacy Chandler – 7300 West Detroit St. Chandler, AZ 85226. The department 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. Hemophilia or Home Infusion is a plus.

 

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30 or 8:30am – 5:00 or 9:00am – 5:30pm

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.

Requires current and unrestricted pharmacy licensure in the applicable state of practice.

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 driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company’s auto insurance policy.

Must have knowledge of medication management software, particularly pharmacy system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program or previous clinical pharmacy experience is preferred.

 

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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.

 

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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 provides pharmaceutical care to patients, serves as a resource and drug information specialist to medical, pharmacy, nursing staff and allied healthcare providers. Conducts educational activities, applies principles of performance improvement, and may participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities as appropriate. Performs comprehensive clinical assessments and collaborates with the integrated healthcare team to provide quality patient care. 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. 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

  • Critically evaluates medication therapy and makes recommendations to improve patient medication regimens. Ensures appropriate and cost effective drug therapy. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to evaluating and addressing drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, contraindicated medications, inappropriate therapeutic regimens, adverse drug reactions, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and rational effective medication regimens. Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.

 

  • Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that may include rational and appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and nutrition.

 

  • May participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (P&T) activities as appropriate. Evaluates and recommends medications for formulary. Prepares Formulary evaluations for P&T consideration.

 

  • Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and projects (i.e. data collection, documentation). Develops criteria for drug use evaluations, medication use indicators and disease-based evaluations.

 

  • Provides oversight and assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols. Designs and implements medication monitoring guidelines and programs for both staff and clinical pharmacists.

 

  • 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

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program or previous clinical pharmacy experience is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.