Ambulatory Pharmacist, Pharmacy Dept., .7FTE, 1st Shift - SJ (30347)
Franciscan Health Systems - Tacoma, WA

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Job Summary: This job is responsible for providing effective, efficient and accurate pharmaceutical care to patients to ensure positive drug therapy outcomes. Work is performed in accordance with protocols, internal guidelines/standards and regulatory requirements. An incumbent coordinates and supervises the compounding and dispensing of drugs according to medication orders issued by authorized medical care providers and is responsible for the timely processing of medication orders and the distribution of medications and IV admixtures to patients in a safe, accurate, and timely manner. Essential Duties: Applies the principles of pharmaceutical care to ensure optimum medication-related patient outcomes.

Adjusts and/or makes recommendations to optimize medication therapy based on patient-specific clinical factors and data using evidenced-based medicine; collaborates with pharmacist specialist(s) as appropriate to optimize medication-related patient care; documents clinical activities in the computerized therapeutic intervention program; documents recommendations and adjustments in the patient medical record. Coordinates the distribution of medications to patients in their area(s) of responsibility. Analyzes medication orders for completeness and appropriateness as relates to drug name, dose, route, schedule, disease state, allergies, other medications, and food and drug interactions; processes medication orders to ensure that patients receive safe, accurate and appropriate drug therapy in a timely manner. Provides education for patients, pharmacy staff, residents, externs, interns, students, technician students, and other healthcare workers at FHS in a positive, constructive and motivating manner.

Participates in the orientation of new employees including (but not limited to): one-on-one on-line training, updating contributions to the orientation manual, and being available as a resource person for one of the specialized practice settings; precepts pharmacy residents, students, externs, interns and technician students upon demonstrating competency to become a preceptor. Is proactively involved in medication safety and quality improvement initiatives. Actively participates in selected Pharmaceutical Services core group, contributing to quality improvement and drug use evaluation programs; reports actual, potential, and near-miss medication errors and adverse drug events according to FHS policies; proactively identifies and reports system-related safety and quality improvement issues to Pharmacy Operations Manager, Medication PIT(Performance Improvement Team) representative, or Pharmacy PIT representative as appropriate; serves on PIT teams as assigned; supports FHS medication safety initiatives and provides documentation or information as requested. QualificationsEducation: Requires graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy including didactic courses and experiential rotations in pharmaceutical care.

Attainment of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree is preferred. Completion of a post-graduate pharmacy residency is desirable. Experience: One year of work experience in a hospital pharmacy within the past two years is preferred. License/Certification: Licensure as a registered pharmacist by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Membership in at least one of the following professional organizations is preferred: ASHP, ASCP, WSPA, APHA, or ACCP. Current BLS certification. Additional Responsibilities: Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times. Adheres to and exhibits Catholic Health Initiatives core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times. Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines. Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members. Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

  • hec*Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.cb Job Pharmacy Primary Location WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center * Shift Part Time * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 56 * Weekends Required Occasional * Status Part Time

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