• Clinical Pharmacist Specialty

    Job Number
    Banner Pharmacy Services
    Banner Pharmacy Services - Banner Pharmacy Services
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Internal Code A
    Street Address
    2901 N Central Ave
    City & State
    Posting Category
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    A position in a Banner Health pharmacy is one you can look forward to. Join an engaging environment of full service, high technology and experience a wide variety of responsibilities. You’ll also see how important a pharmacy job is to our ability to make life easier for our patients. Come enjoy great challenges and build both your knowledge of the field and your analytical skills.


    Banner Family Pharmacy- MD Anderson provides both clinical and distributive pharmacy services across all service lines of the hospital.  BGMC Pharmacy department utilizes a variety of advanced pharmacy systems through specialty oncology with significant face to face patient interaction.  We also work hard on developing meaningful patient relationships throughout their cancer journey.  In addition to providing specialty and supportive outpatient medication for patients of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.  This campus is known for having a positive campus culture, while being very patient centered focused. 


    Banner Family Pharmacy-MD Anderson offers many career opportunities for Pharmacist.  We are located in the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.  We are integrated into the clinical team including oncologist, pharmacy and nursing staff to help care for the entire wellness of the patient.  You will be a part of a growing business line of Banner Pharmacy Services expanding across the valley. You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of others, in addition to growing as a Clinical Pharmacist.


    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


    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.


    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. 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.


    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 adherence, 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, medication adherence, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management and nutrition.


    • May participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (P&T) activities, evaluate and recommend medications for formulary inclusion, and prepares Formulary evaluations for P&T consideration, as appropriate. May participate in the Quality Council activities including quarterly meetings to discuss quality concerns to improve patient safety and workflow. Quality Council members work with the Clinical Oversight body for approval on quality related process improvement projects.


    • 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.


    • The Clinical Pharmacist 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 throughout the course of therapy. Verifies medication orders in the computer system for appropriateness and accuracy and dispenses medications in an accurate and timely manner in appropriate quantities based on stability, compatibility of the drug and specific needs of the patient. Documents in the patient clinical record all recommendations and interventions communicated to the physician.


    • Coordinates the drug preparation work of pharmacy technician and checks the accuracy of that work according to literature guidelines.


    • Communicates with the patient, physician, nursing staff, pharmacists and other members of the health care team regarding medication treatment, patient status, response to therapy and clinical objectives to ensure clinical outcome is met. Monitors patient response and documents interventions as appropriate.


    • The Clinical Pharmacist will also be required to take after hours calls as indicated.



    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.

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