Clinical Pharmacist PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 6/15/2021

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Job Description


Pharmacist - AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses

Work Hours/Shift:


You Will Be Responsible For:

Pharmacy Operations

Actively performs all pharmacy functions and maintains active proficiency in:

• Standard work parameters

• Operational programs

• Dispensing and compounding systems

• Hospital computer systems

• Medication ordering systems

Maintains operational proficiency to provide coverage of (at least two areas):

• Central Pharmacy

• IV Room

• Oncology Pharmacy Satellite

• Operating Room Satellite

• CVICU Pharmacy Satellite

Oversees appropriate utilization of medication automation, technology, and computer systems

• Accurately interprets electronic records

• Maintains expertise in Cerner processes

• Manages proper and complete patient profile record

Accurately oversees the management of medication inventories and the preparation and dispensing of patient‐specific medication doses

• Manages medication dispensing activities

• Ensures accuracy of all medication products prepared for dispensing

• Oversees oral and injectable product compounding

• Prevents improper drug, dose, dosage form selection, expiration dating, and barcode scanning issues when checking products

Pharmacy Practice

  • Completes critical medication order scrutiny, drug profile review, and patient monitoring to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication-related problems
  • Improper drug, dose, or dosage form selection
  • Dose frequency or timing
  • Subtherapeutic dosage
  • Over dosage
  • Adverse drug reactions or drug allergy
  • Drug interactions
  • Therapeutic duplication
  • Failure to receive drugs
  • Untreated indications
  • Medication use without an indication
  • Treatment failures

  • Proficiently verifies/enters medication orders and proactively communicates with medical staff to resolve problem medication orders
  • Incorrect medication orders
  • Ambiguous medication orders
  • Non-formulary medication orders
  • Home medication use requests
  • Inappropriate therapy

  • Provides patient‐centered care services
  • Provides accurate, safe and timely medication therapy
  • Initiates and facilitates appropriate therapy based on age, disease, and drug considerations
  • Promotes cost-effective drug therapy and actively participates in stewardship activities and restricted medication/surveillance programs

  • Initiates and facilitates appropriate drug dosing and manages medication-related pharmacist consults (as appropriate for assignments):
  • Pharmacokinetic monitoring
  • Renal dosing
  • Nutritional support & TPN management
  • Anticoagulation therapy
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Blood product therapy
  • Hematopoietic growth factor therapy
  • Glycemic management
  • Pain management
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Medication histories
  • Sedation/delirium management

  • Facilitates medication safety practices
  • Identifies, mitigates, and reports potential and actual adverse drug events, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors
  • Documents pharmacist interventions and appropriately documents in the patient medical record

  • Maintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development
  • Maintains personal continuing education plan including documentation of an annual self-evaluation and plan for self-development
  • Completes rigorous CE modules as part of state pharmacist licensure renewal (e.g. PSAP)

  • Clinical Pharmacy Services

  • Provides primary coverage of direct patient care programs and multidisciplinary services
  • Provides accurate, safe, timely, and appropriate medication therapy based on patient needs
  • Places practice priority on the delivery of patient-centered care
  • Identifies high-risk patients and implements interventions to improve quality and safety
  • Makes appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication recommendations
  • Provides effective medication education and counseling to patients and caregivers
  • Proficiently maintains patient information and efficiently evaluates patients’ health care needs
  • Establishes collaborative pharmacist -patient relationships
  • Formulates patient problem lists and accurate medication histories
  • Monitors and tracks patients’ changing health care needs and implements, evaluates, and redesigns pharmaceutical care plans based on patient progress and evolving goals

  • Works as an active member of pharmacy clinical programs
  • Collaborates with other pharmacy staff
  • Collaborates with care providers and Pharmacists to optimize care and improve services

  • Provides general coverage of decentralized pharmacy practice areas
  • Provides medication order verification in decentralized areas as assigned and supports other areas as needed
  • Actively participates in clinical pharmacy programs and pharmacist consult programs (as defined in Pharmacy Practice Expectations)

  • Maintains proficiency to practice in decentralized areas of (at least one division):
  • Cardiology Pharmacy Division
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Division
  • Internal Medicine Pharmacy Division
  • Neuroscience Pharmacy Division
  • Oncology Pharmacy Division
  • Surgery Pharmacy Division

  • Maintains proficiency to practice in (at least two areas, different than Division above):
  • Cardiology decentralized units
  • Critical Care decentralized units
  • Internal Medicine decentralized units
  • Neuroscience decentralized units
  • Oncology decentralized units
  • Surgery decentralized units

  • Facilitates assigned patient service lines and therapeutic areas and assumes responsibility for the outcomes of the pharmacy care programs in assigned practice areas
  • Oversees and facilitates the pharmaceutical care programs and activities within assigned services
  • Assures pharmacy care programs are meeting the needs of patients
  • Assures pharmacy is an integral part of the health-care delivery system
  • Enhances pharmacy services
  • Identifies opportunities to improve the medication use system and benchmarks service lines against best practice
  • Designs and implements new stewardship activities and restriction/surveillance programs
  • Implements new pharmacy programs to promote optimal med usage and outcomes
  • Tracks and benchmarks assigned pharmacy programs for operational, quality, and financial efficiency

  • Teamwork and Inter-Professional Collaboration

  • Presents to assigned areas on time, ready to work and does not exhibit unscheduled absenteeism
  • Adheres to lunch and break schedule

  • Assures continuity of care between shifts, among pharmacy staff assignments, and across pharmacy practice areas
  • Assures appropriate handoff between shifts and participates in Energizers/Meetings
  • Accepts any necessary work from preceding and does not leave excessive work for following shift
  • Reviews and catches up the rejected order queue as well as medication-related products to be checked (patient-specific doses, Pyxis fills, med batches, trays, etc.) prior to departing from shift

  • Supports other pharmacy operations and areas outside of current assignment
  • Collaborates regarding medication order verification and medication availability
  • Communicates with appropriate pharmacist regarding problem orders or patient care requests
  • Provides coverage of medication order verification when areas are uncovered, or team needs support

  • Works effectively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure the best outcome for the patient
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to the perspective of the patient, caregiver, or health care colleague in all communications
  • Actively supports teammates (pharmacists, technicians, managers)
  • Uses effective negotiation skills to resolve conflicts

Qualifications - External

What You Will Need:

• Bachelor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, or other advanced pharmacy degree

• PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or three years of clinical pharmacy experience

  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Applicable State Pharmacy License  

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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