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Clinical Pharmacist-Investigational | Sickle Cell Clinic - University | FT Days; Mon-Fri Job

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Date: Oct 18, 2021

Location: US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

The Clinical Pharmacist promotes the safe, appropriate and efficacious use of investigational medications, as well as the proper storage and distribution as required in accordance with professional standards and practices. Provides consultative services to patients and healthcare providers. Develops workflow processes to ensure proper management and documentation required for investigational medication acquisition and administration. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy

N/A

Currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state where work is performed

PREFERRED:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program

Experience with the handling or documentation of investigational medications.

N/A

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Understands and interprets complex written materials and technical reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with information systems, automated and technical pharmacy equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to consistently exercise sound judgment and initiative in a wide range of circumstances.
  • An effective planner with strong skills in scheduling and organizing work flows.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Patient Care
    • Ensures appropriateness of both investigational and commercial medications through review of patient specific medication orders.
    • Provides procedures associated with investigational medications in the inpatient/outpatient setting, including storage, handling, dispensing, and associated patient/medical staff information.
    • Provides consultative services and clinical expertise to evaluate and improve medication usage and therapeutic outcomes.
    • Promotes continued improvement within the pharmacy scope of practice.
    • Processes orders and prescriptions to provide medications and pharmaceutical supplies ordered by physicians and authorized medical practitioners.
    • Advises physicians, healthcare staff, students, residents and patients in the safe administration of investigational medications.
  • Administrative
    • Ensures proper compliance with all required regulatory standards and laws regarding investigational medications
    • Participates and contributes to pharmacy and interdisciplinary committees/meetings related to investigational medications
    • Follows established, participates in the development of, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures for medication safety, regulatory requirements, quality standards, and compliance activities.
    • Maintains and monitors records of studies, protocols, medication storage, dispensing records, and any other material relevant to individual investigational medications/trials. Assists in the management and maintenance of the inventory of investigational medications. Designs quality assurance programs for storage and dispensing.
    • Creates reports regarding medication safety events, including storage, dispensing, and administration issues, as well as adverse reactions, etc.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations including on-call availability.


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