Systems Analyst - Clinical IT Pharmacist
Ascension Health Information Services - Tucson, AZ

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Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS) at Carondelet Health Network, located in Tucson, AZ, is seeking to hire a full-time Clinical IT Pharmacist with experience working with pharmacy system applications; Cerner PharmNet experience is preferred. The Clinical IT Pharmacist works under the guidance of the Director, EMR Clinical Transformation, and in collaboration with other clinical system analysts and pharmacy leadership. The Clinical IT Pharmacist evaluates user needs and workflow, and plans and directs all aspects of the design, evaluation, implementation and maintenance of clinical pharmacy software applications. This position requires an understanding of hospital pharmacy practice as well as skills in working with integrated software systems. This position is a liaison to hospital departments for technology related matters in the pharmacy.

This Associate will:
Perform workflow analysis, testing, implementation and customization of advanced, integrated pharmacy systems (e.g., Cerner PharmNet, Pyxis, Etreby, barcode scanning).
Maintain a working knowledge of pharmacy automation equipment (Pyxis MedStation, Pyxis Connect, TPN compounder) and be able to troubleshoot problem issues.
Fulfill a team lead role in the clinical IT transformation group and supervise the work of other pharmacy analysts.
Evaluate and test system code changes.
Maintain clinical, financial, and operational information in the pharmacy information systems.
Follow operational and administrative policy and procedures for AHIS and the Departments of Pharmacy to ensure compliance with network and department mission and vision.
Maintain appropriate working relationship with other system analysts as well as pharmacy staff, managers and leaders.
Maintain competence by attending staff development in-services and continuing education programs.
Escalate issues properly and expeditiously to appropriate individuals, including vendor representatives.
Maintain medical record confidentiality as defined by AHIS, CHN and federal HIPAA policy.
Perform duties as necessary as assigned by the Director, EMR Clinical Transformation. Ascension Health ( www.ascensionhealth.org ) is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $868 million in care of persons who are poor and community benefit last year, is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Our Mission-focused Health Ministries employ 113,000 associates serving in more than 500 locations in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS) is a subsidiary organization of Ascension Health, and as one of the largest healthcare IT services companies in North America, by 2011, plans to have approximately 2,000 associates. Ascension Health created AHIS to make better use of Systemwide IT resources, and to support achievement of the organization's Strategic Direction. Through AHIS, we leverage our System's size by achieving operating efficiencies through technology advancements, data center consolidation, best practice implementation and shared resources teams. AHIS was formed not only to support System growth and change, but to improve our IT capabilities, disaster recovery, security and business operations.

This position is with AHIS, and is located at Carondelet Health Network, in Tucson, AZ

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

B.S. Pharm or PharmD licensure in good standing is required.
Minimum of 2 years experience in a hospital setting.
Experience in implementing or maintaining pharmacy system software is required. Cerner PharmNet and Pyxis experience is strongly preferred.
Proficient in working with MS Office applications.
Project management and process improvement skills.
Strong communication skills as evidenced by written reports/proposals and presentations.
Ability to generate meaningful and actionable information from clinical data.
Ability to set priorities with multiple stakeholders.
Ability to analyze data and understand results in a way which provides insight and clarity for customers.
Knowledge of current industry leading practices.

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