Consultant Pharmacist
Omnicare - Huntsville, AL

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SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Excellent full-time registered pharmacist opportunity in a 100% clinically based environment. The pharmacist will be responsible to perform on-site medication regimen reviews, assist facility with adherence to federal/state pharmacy long-term care regulations, provide in-servicing to LTC staff, assist facility with formulary adherence and cost containment programs, and to attend QA meetings. Position is home office based with daily travel to assigned LTC facilities that may include up to 4 nights of overnight travel monthly. Competitive salary with benefits, 401K, and all the tools (including training) necessary that will be needed for successful job performance. AL pharmacy license in good standing.

− Coordinates pharmaceutical services within a long term care facility (facility), in collaboration with facility leadership and staff;

− Guides development and evaluation of pharmaceutical services procedures within the facility, in collaboration with facility leadership and staff;

− Assists the facility identify, evaluate, and address/resolve pharmacy-related concerns and issues that affect resident care, medical care, quality of life, and/or regulatory

compliance.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Field technicians and other clinical extenders, as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform Medication Regimen Reviews
Spend an appropriate amount of time on each resident’s review as defined by their clinical needs;

Educate facility staff, including the Director of Nursing, Medical Director and Administrator when new therapeutic interchange programs are implemented and perform specific functions required of therapeutic interchange programs conducted by Consultant Pharmacist, as assigned;

Participate in facility clinical meetings;

Provide quarterly reports reflecting facility-level drug utilization and clinical management trends, Meet with facility Medical Director and other key prescribers as warranted;

Provide medication-related education;

Attend quarterly facility Quality Assurance Committee meeting
Assist the facility in developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations related to ordering, storage, handling, labeling, destruction and administration of drugs and biologicals;

Assist the facility in establishing a procedure to perform MRR on residents who are anticipated to stay in the facility less than 30 days, or who experience an “acute” change of condition, as identified by facility staff;

Maintain thorough understanding of all updates to the Geriatric Pharmaceutical Care

Guideline® initiatives, formulary initiatives, and Omnicare clinical programs;

Supervise field technicians and other extenders, as appropriate;

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• Knowledge/Skills

• B.S. in Pharmacy or PharmD degree with additional knowledge and/or Certification in geriatrics and/or gerontology

• Excellent clinical , organization, interpersonal and communication skills

• Thorough knowledge and understanding of the all applicable nursing home

• regulations and guidance

• Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics software

• Current pharmacy license in state(s) in which Pharmacy practice conducted

• Commitment to provide high-quality pharmaceutical care

• Ability to work independently

• Professional demeanor

• Signed non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure agreement prior to employment

Preferred Experience

• 2-3 years experience in a clinical pharmacy practice with at least one year of long term care pharmacy practice preferred but will train a strong candidate.

Requirements

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Omnicare strives to be omnipresent in US nursing homes. The firm is the country's largest institutional pharmacy services provider,...