CLINICAL PHARMACIST II - EMERGENCY MEDICINE
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. Clinical pharmacist II supports the vision, mission and goals of YNHH and the Department of Pharmacy and demonstrates proficiency in all basic clinical pharmacist skills. Clinical Pharmacist II must have met all general requirements of Clinical Pharmacist position in addition to specific pharmacy practice, drug information, education and leadership requirements. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
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- 1. Drug Therapy Management
1 .1In a timely manner, reviews and verifies all medication orders to ensure safe, accurate, cost effective
1 .2 Understands patient specific drug therapy management plans and therapy endpoints.
1 .3 Able to evaluate drug regimens and recommend changes or improvements when appropriate.
1 .4 Identifies, monitors and documents medication errors and adverse drug events.
1. 5 Understands formulary process. Identifies and recommends alternative medications for non-formulary
and restricted medication requests.
1 .6 Performs responsibilities as outlined by pharmacist protocols.
1 .7 Consistently documents clinical interventions.
1 .8 Consistently attends medical/interdisciplinary rounds (whenever applicable)
- 2. Interpretation of Clinical and Pharmacokinetic Lab Data
2 .1 Demonstates knowledge of basic pharmacokinetic principles.
2 .2 Performs pharmacokinetic calculations. Recommends drug therapy changes to prescribers, and/or prospectively initiates appropriate dosage regimens.
2 .3 Demonstrates knowledge of basic laboratory values used in therapeutic drug monitoring.
2 .4 Identifies targeted serum drug levels/lab values requiring pharmacist intervention.
2 .5 Evaluates efficacy of drug therapy and monitors for side effects, toxicity or adverse effects.
2 .6 Evaluates the effect of organ systems function on drug effect and recommends dose adjustment
3. Drug Information
3 .1 Provides drug information to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
3 .2 Possesses comprehensive knowledge of drug information resources and applies to patient care.
3 .3 Provides appropriate and timely follow up.
3 .4 Updates or creates new medication guideline, protocol, policy or standard operating procedure.
3 .5 Participates in a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) or Quality/Process Improvement initiative.
- 3 .6 Co-author or participate in a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Drug Monograph.
- 4. Communication and Service Requirements
4 .1 Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
4 .2 Able to effectively communicate information to patients and families.
4 .3 Provides excellent customer service as outlined by departmental plan/goals and is evidenced by
feedback from fellow employees, nurses, physicians and patients.
4 .4 Monitors the needs of assigned primary patient care areas and actively respond.
4 .5 Communicates the status of projects, operations, clinical or staff concerns to the Pharmacy Managers.
4 .6 Effectively demonstrates the principles and conduct consistent with a High Reliability Organization.
- 5. Education Activities
5 .1 Performs patient counseling.
5 .2 Co-precepts or acts as a primary preceptor for pharmacy students/interns.
5 .3 Consistently attends intra/inter-departmental inservices, presentations, conferences or other educational activities.
5 .4 Provides at least one documented educational inservice to pharmacy staff.
5 .5 Provides at least one documented educational inservice to nursing or provider staff.
- 6. Leadership
6 .1 Demonstrates leadership and decision making ability as a lead pharmacist.
6 .2 Consistently attends department meetings.
6 .3 Participates on an interdisciplinary hospital or Yale New Haven Health System committee.
6 .4 Participates in a clinical, process improvement, cost savings, quality, regulatory, or safety project.
Ensures project progress and completion in a timely fashion.
6 .5 Provides supervision of pharmacy technicians.
6 .6 Performs audits and/or shadows staff to ensure standardized workflow , staff comprehension and
execution of policies, guidelines and protocols.
7. Regulatory Compliance
7 .1 Completes medication storage audits and other required regulatory audits as assigned by manager.
- 8. Drug Distribution
8 .1 Oversees the drug distribution process, assuring accurate and timely dispensing of medications to
patients via pharmacy systems (ie, Pyxis, code carts, carousel, etc)
8. 2 Demonstrates comprehensive ability in pharmacy distributional technology systems (e.g., Pyxis,
Carousel, CII Safe, packaging, DoseEdge, etc)
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S. or PharmD degree.
EXPERIENCE: Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency OR equivalent experience (2 years post-graduate
years) in an acute care hospital pharmacy setting is required. Meet career ladder criteria.
SPECIAL SKILLS: This individual should demonstrate in-depth knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics, and understand pharmacy
systems of drug distribution and formulary management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and
ability to work with others are required.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Eligible for license in Connecticut
PGY 1-2, Emergency Medicine, and supervisory experience preferred
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