Advanced Clinical Pharmacist for an Inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Team. This person will work directly with the clinical team and physician, reporting to the Director of Pharmacy. Specific to this role is attendance at Interdisciplinary team rounds, MD rounds and Neuroradiology rounds (TBI). Other Patient conferences such as Discharge planning and Interim Focus Meetings are recommended based upon patient needs. Additionally, this person would be ACLS trained, have a neurology background or be BCPP certified. This person would be responsible for directing the activities of P4 students assigned to their team who are responsible for coordinating formulary, dispensing, outpatient reimbursement and/or transition of care issues to the appropriate team member. (CCM, OT, MD Office, External Providers) Co treatments with Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists are also part of this role. Individual interests will be encouraged in any numbers of areas. Interdisciplinary care is one of the tenants of the Craig Program and we are continually increasing pharmacist’s involvement in every aspect of the patient’s experience. A minimal amount of staffing maybe required 4-8 hours per week, no regular weekends or evenings. Staffing shifts may include Coumadin management of the day.
The Sr. Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for the safe, efficient and cost effective use of drugs through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and professional judgment. The Sr. Clinical Pharmacist serves as a patient advocate when planning and implementing pharmaceutical care by considering the patient’s disease state, age, background, need for understanding and participation in drug therapy in a fiscally responsible manner. This position is also required to serve as mentor pharmacists to interns and other employees where training activities should include both practical and didactic experiences.
- Provide direction to support personnel as required by state law.
- Prepare drug monographs for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
- Participate in quality improvement activities, assists in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards.
- Counsel patients on the safe and appropriate use of drugs. Coordinate ongoing, proactive processes to evaluate and improve safe medication strategies.
- Investigate reports of adverse drug reactions, errors or near misses and gather detail about these occurrences’ in order to facilitate process improvement efforts. Develop and maintain investigational drug program.
- Analyze in depth patient’s drug therapy for appropriateness and recommend changes to the medical team as necessary.
- Interpret and screen medications orders; contact the physician for clarification when needed; input medication orders into the pharmacy computer system; verify and dispense medication orders prepared by the Pharmacy Technicians; Complete medication reconciliation.
- Develop and present educational programs for Pharmacy staff such as operational changes, journal discussions, in-service presentations, and/or case studies. (Minimum one quarterly). Provide in-service education on pharmacy related topics to other health care professionals and pharmacy staff at least once per quarter.
- Serve as IPPE/APPE Instructor and State Board Preceptor for interns as necessary.
- Assume responsibility as primary pharmacist on assigned team and participate in team rounds.
** This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.