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Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator (DH2012) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

This position has oversight for maintaining and enhancing the quality of patient care through appropriate medication therapy for Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation. Incumbent develops, implements, and monitors clinical pharmacy services that support patient care and has a positive impact on the drug budget. Attends medical staff meetings and is responsible for education related to medication pharmacotherapy and drug utilization. Responsible for developing both medication use and disease-based evaluations. Performs comprehensive clinical assessments and collaborates with the integrated healthcare team to provide quality patient care. Accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served while maintaining the ideals of service excellence. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice. Ensures competency-based assessment for initial and ongoing clinical practice of pharmacists. Provides leadership for various clinical education programs for students, residents, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Developing, coordinating and sustaining pharmacy clinical programs
  2. Coordinate, implement, and monitor cost containment initiatives using evidence based medicine
  3. Coordinates regularly scheduled or Ad Hoc Medical Staff/Nursing/Pharmacy Committee Meetings
  4. Pharmacy Lead in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting; plans organizes and conducts meetings with P&T chair.
  5. Continuously analyzes and evaluates the quality of service and develops plans necessary to correct any deficiencies identified.
  6. Develops goals and service initiatives for the pharmacy department within the context of providing comprehensive pharmaceutical services, annually.
  7. Evaluates the need for and appropriateness of reference materials to support the informational and educational functions of the department. Recommends the acquisition of texts, journals, or related items for reference use, annually.
  8. Develops and maintains records and statistics required to monitor and evaluate clinical pharmacy activities and effectiveness in accomplishing its stated objectives. (Consults, interventions etc., renal dosing, anticoagulation monitoring, IV-PO, etc.)
  9. Develops and reviews annually a minimum of 6 Drug Use Evaluations to ensure that the medication is appropriate in terms of dose, dosage form, route of administration, frequency, duration of therapy, patient's disease state, and cost effectiveness.Monitors the compliance to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  10. Provides input into the development, implementation, and execution of investigational drug protocols.
  11. Prepares policies, procedures and trainings for new drug therapies and develops clinical workflows
  12. Monitors orientation, training, and teaching of all new clinical pharmacist in concert with the Pharmacy managers
  13. Utilizes the principals of continuous quality improvement to analyze and resolve problems in a systematic manner.
  14. Acts as a liaison with nursing and medical staff concerning prescriptions, orders, drug and pharmaceutical detail, patient reactions, errors, and complaints
  15. Ensures that the department based educational programs enhances the clinical and professional development of the pharmacy staff in order to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services
  16. Develops and maintains didactic modules for ongoing staff development programs.
  17. Ensures ongoing analysis of departmental needs to assist in developing staff education programs
  18. Ensure regulatory requirements are met in delivery of clinical pharmacy services
  19. Must be proactive in performing duties and finding opportunities for growth and program optimization
  20. Ensure proper PPE is worn at all times while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield
  21. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
  22. Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction.
  23. All other duties as assigned by the Inpatient Pharmacy Manager or Director of Pharmacy 

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical:

Work involves prolonged bending, twisting, maintaining balance, reaching, frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, and occasional driving and climbing. Must have ability of moderate lifting up to 10lbs continuously and occasionally over 100lbs in the performance of assigned duties. Must also be able to push and pull continually up to 34lbs and occasionally over 100lbs. May work nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have ability of prolonged far, near and color vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, hearing normal speech, hearing overhead pages and telephone use. Must have ability of hand manipulation of simple and firm grasping, fine manipulation, and use of keyboards.

Mental:

Must carry out daily duties and project assignments in an independent manner utilizing knowledge and experience of the section time limits, procedures, and objectives to establish individual work priorities. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking/writing, so others will understand. Must be able to cope with high levels of stress, make decisions under high pressure, cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way, manage altercations, concentrate, handle a high degree of flexibility, handle multiple priorities in stressful situation, demonstrate high degree of patience, adapt to shift work, work in areas that are close and crowded and frequently work alone.

Environmental:

May continuously be exposed to infectious diseases, chemical agents, dust, fumes, gases, extremes in temperature or humidity, hazardous of moving equipment, loud noises and occasional unprotected heights. Must accept a flexible schedule to meet unit needs

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from a school recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education
  • Must have successfully completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1)

Certification:

  • Must have a current valid and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State or Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia
  • Must have a USP 797/800 Sterile and Hazardous Compounding Certification
  • Certified by the Board Certification Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)
  • Must have and maintain a current valid certification of the following throughout employment:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with American Heart Association
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with American Heart Association

Experience:

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience as a licensed Pharmacist in an inpatient setting

Credentialing:

  • Must become a credentialed member of TCRHCC Pharmacy Staff within 1 year of hire.

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in the following areas:

  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints and no prior records of substance abuse
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate duties
  • Maintains a positive professional attitude and demonstrates good interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of current dispensing practices and drug compounding, correct labeling, drug regulations and therapeutic incompatibilities.
  • Knowledge of computers and drug prescription software
  • Knowledge of sterile compounding procedures
  • Knowledge of drug-drug, drug-disease state, and drug-allergy incompatibilities
  • Knowledge of pharmacology, therapeutics of common disease states and treatment modalities, pathophysiology, and pharmacokinetics
  • Completion of and above-satisfactory scores on all job interviews, demonstrating to the satisfaction of the interviewees and TCRHCC that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Successful completion of and positive results from all background and reference checks, including positive employment references from authorized representatives of past and current employers demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC a record of satisfactory performance and that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Successful completion of fingerprint clearance requirements, physical examinations, and other screenings indicating that the applicant is qualified to be employed by TCRHCC and demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Submission of all required employment-related documents, applications, resumes, references, and other required information free of false, misleading or incomplete information, as determined by TCRHCC.
 
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe or San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 5/27/2022  

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