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Pharmacist - Ambulatory Clinical, Full Time, 8:00AM - 4:30PM - St. Joseph Anticoagulation Clinics

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   4/12/2017
Job Title: 
Pharmacist - Ambulatory Clinical, Full Time, 8:00AM - 4:30PM - St. Joseph Anticoagulation Clinics
Job Category:   Clinical:Pharmacist
Location:   Tacoma
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Pharmacist - Ambulatory Clinical, Full Time, 8:00AM - 4:30PM - St. Joseph Anticoagulation Clinics** **Description** JOB SUMMARY: This job is responsible for providing effective, efficient and accurate ambulatory pharmaceutical care that meets both department financial and customer service goals and objectives. Work is performed in an ambulatory/clinic setting in accordance with protocols, internal guidelines/standards, and Washington State PQAC (Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission) regulatory requirements. Responsibilities include anticoagulation services; disease state management for patients; utilizing disease state management protocols within the FMG (Franciscan Medical Group) primary care clinics and/or patient centered medical homes as directed by the patient’s physician; providing disease state management and pharmaceutical care within the transition clinic setting, as well as any other ambulatory clinical environment as assigned. Responsibilities may also include providing patient counseling and drug therapy monitoring to ensure patients receive safe, efficacious and cost-effective medication therapy. Work may, depending on the site staffing level, also involve consultation with insurance companies regarding patient prescription coverage. If classified as Pharmacist-Ambulatory Cert: See Licensure/Certification Section for certification requirements. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Provides pharmaceutical care to all patients in an ambulatory/clinic practice setting, outside a hospital setting. * Consults with physicians, and other providers to select the most efficacious, safe and least costly drug therapy in accordance with CHI Franciscan and Washington State PQAC protocols. * Uses appropriate infection prevention techniques as outlined in the policies and procedure, including appropriate hand hygiene and environmental cleaning as required by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). * Performs appropriate Point-of-care laboratory testing as required for the visit. Counsels, and educates CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) clinic and customers on drug/OTC information in accordance with department policies and procedures and all applicable Federal and State Laws for ambulatory clinical services to ensure delivery of safe, efficient and cost-effective medication therapy. * Appropriately monitors, assesses, and modifies drug therapy for patients under PQAC–approved prescriptive authority protocols following appropriate dosing guidelines and treatment algorithms. * Communicates accurately, appropriately, and confidently to patients, physicians, and other medical staff. * Resolves customer service issues appropriately, escalating to higher-level management in accordance with established guidelines. * Works with the appropriate team members (which may include additional pharmacists, medical assistants, administrative support personnel, pharmacist specialist, and pharmacist supervisor) in providing timely, appropriate and excellent patient care. * Provides education to patients and family regarding medication therapy and side effects including management of any side effects. Works collaboratively with all pharmacy staff to meet financial and customer service goals such as inventory control, efficient workflow, insurance billing, cash and controlled substance controls, and reduced prescription wait times through adherence to applicable departmental policies (i.e., inventory control, billing and customer service). * Accurately and appropriately documents patient care within the appropriate electronic or paper medical record including appropriate medical legal language and attention to accuracy and detail to ensure adequate billing. * Follows all appropriate policies and procedures as outlined in the pharmacy department manual. * Complies with all time and attendance policies in place by CHI Franciscan. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Performs other duties as assigned by Pharmacy Leadership. **Qualifications** **Education/Work Experience Requirements:** BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D from an accredited school of pharmacy including didactic courses and experiential rotations in pharmaceutical care plus one year of work experience in a retail pharmacy setting within the past two years that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities. Attainment of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree is preferred. **Licensure/Certification:** Licensure as a registered pharmacist by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. Membership in professional organizations such as ASHP, ASCP, WSSHP, APHA is preferred. Washington State Preceptor Certification within 6 months of hire if eligible or within 6 months after becoming eligible. Current healthcare provider BLS certification. Current certification in Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery. **Job** Pharmacy **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** 8:00AM - 4:30PM **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** None **Req ID:** 2017-R0106696
Job Features:   

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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