Pharmacist (Long term care): Phoenix, Arizona

  • Job Location: 

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Category: 

    Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacist


The Staff Pharmacist will provide pharmaceutical services to long term care and institutionalized patients in a manner that maximizes quality and patient safety.  
 
Essential Functions:
• Evaluates physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability.  Makes recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate.  Works with patient medical information to conduct Drug Utilization Review (DUR) on all prescriptions and review clinical edits to ensure there is no adverse drug interaction.
• Maintains patient/resident database to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medication (including over-the-counter and home remedies).  Works with appropriate pharmacy technician in reconciling Controlled Substances Log(s) with inventory on hand and prescriptions dispensed to comply with state and federal regulations.
• Works with Chief RPh to ensure that implementation of cost containment strategies (Pre-Pack, Front-End Process, Cycle-Fill, etc.) occurs on all dispensing and procurement activities.
• Provides clinical expertise by responding to drug-related questions and concerns initiated by internal (Technicians, Nursing Staff) and external (Directors of Nursing, Administrators) customers.
• Collaborates with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed.
• Documents all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients/residents and their family members in the medical record.
• Obtains, as necessary, and maintains all required documentation in accordance with federal and state regulatory agencies and PharMerica policy.
• Implements policies and procedures for the safe procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs and biologicals, as well as disposal of drugs.
• Assists facility/agency staff personnel with procedures relating to safe and effective methods of procuring, maintaining, administering and disposing of drugs.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy or Pharmacy Doctorate.
• 1 year experience in a retail, mail-order or institutional pharmacy environment preferred.
• 3-5 years of previous LTC pharmacy experience a PLUS.
• Current license in the state of Arizona required.
• IV clinical experience preferred.
• Must be available to work primarily second shift from 3p-11p with alternating weekends.
 
For immediate consideration send your resume to Evan.Hesekiel@Soliant.com or call 281-668-0668.
 
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