Clinical Pharmacist

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 64484

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Manager-Pharmacy Clinical Services, provides consultative services to medical, nursing and pharmacy staff. Documents clinical activities and outcomes. Compounds medications and provides prescribed medications according to professional standards and practices.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts direct patient care activities utilizing a consistent approach that reflects the philosophy of pharmaceutical care. Reviews all nonemergent orders prior to the first dose administered. Monitors patient medication profiles daily. Reconciles medications during all changes in level of care, including transfers and postoperatively. Develops individualized treatment and monitoring plans for patients. Performs medication histories for readmitted patients. Reconciles medications upon admission for patients admitted as inpatients. Reconciles medications for targeted patients prior to discharge to ensure continuity of care.
  2. Provides medication-use education to patients and caregivers. Educates targeted patients about medications. Counsels patients who are prescribed high-risk medications or complex medication regimens on their discharge medications during inpatient hospitalization.
  3. Manages medication therapy in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Provides initial pharmacokinetic evaluation for narrow therapeutic index medications. Oversees compounding of orders for parenteral nutrition solutions. Provides drug information to the health care team. Provides programs for patients that prevent disease and improve health. Participates in anticoagulation management, nutrition support services, antimicrobial stewardship and on resuscitation teams. Streamlines medication orders (e.g., i.v.-to-oral medication conversions). Provides pharmacokinetic evaluation, monitoring and dosing, and renal dosing adjustments for medications that are renally excreted.
  4. Provides Pharmacy management and/or oversight of: a) medications in all care locations; b) all investigational medications; c) preparation of injectable chemotherapy; d) medication waste, returns and recalls; e) the process of reconciling controlled-substance waste; f) compounding of formulations; and g) automated dispensing cabinets. Standardizes medication doses to improve safety and efficacy. Ensures appropriate medication label components and label quality, and safe medication storage.
  5. Provides medication event prevention, monitoring and reporting. Provides education to allied health professionals on medication safety issues.
  6. Ensures that technology provides patient safety. Uses technology and information systems to ensure the proper distribution and use of medications. Participates in the assessment of technology.
  7. Participates in quality, safety and performance initiatives related to medication use at organization and department levels. Applies infection-control principles to medication dispensing and administration.
  8. Participates in the education and/or training of doctor of pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy residents. Collaborates in clinical or operational system/process research activities.
  9. Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as requested.
  10. Performs other related duties as identified.
  11. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  12. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  13. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  14. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  15. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Pharmacy Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • License and registration as required
  • Required Courses:
    • Completion of 5 yr. program from accredited school of pharmacy
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)