This position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and delivery of high quality pharmaceutical services, and provides chronic patient care to heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions through direct patient care visits and telephonic outreach. Work of the graduate pharmacist is conducted under the review and supervision of the registered pharmacist.
Essential Job Functions
- Reviews and interprets physician orders to ensure appropriate medication use. Contacts physician to clarify any questionable order. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Patient Safety)
- Controls the distribution of controlled substances, dangerous drugs, and investigational drugs as required by state and federal regulations. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Controlled Substance Distribution)
- Participates as needed in clinical programs and/or functions as a clinical pharmacist. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacist Functions)
- Assists in the training and orientation of new employees, students, and residents. Provides assistance, direction, and clinical supervision of the pharmacy technical staff. (Education, Staff, Orientation & Training AND Leadership, Resource, Pharmacy Clinical Leadership )
- Documents and is accountable for all clinical pharmacy interventions. (Health Information Management, Patient Chart, Pharmacy Interventions)
- Performs other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
- Participates in the organizational drug utilization review program to include:
- Monitoring drugs, disease states, and clinical pathways and interacts with physicians to optimize drug therapy; writes consults in progress notes.
- Recommends therapeutic alternatives to physicians to increase therapeutic efficiency and reduce cost.
- Develops drug use criteria, clinical pathways, and other tools used to monitor drug therapy.
- Makes presentations to the medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff as required by DUR program.
- Document consults in designated patient chart or medical record. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Drug Utilization Review)
- Acts as a drug information resource to medical staff, other professionals, patients, and their families. Participates in the educational needs of all customers listed previously. Education, counseling, and in-servicing are a large part of the position duties. (Education, Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Education Resource)
- Writes clinical evaluations of new drugs to help determine if they will be added to the formulary. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Formulary Planning)
- Acts as a preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. (Leadership, Preceptor, Precepts Students & Residents)
- Monitors all aspects of drug therapy, makes appropriate chart notations and interventions on the patients’ behalf. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, monitors drug therapy)
- PGY1 accreditated pharmacy practice residency OR
- Three (3) years of clinical experience in the specialty area of cardiology with direct patient care/clinical ambulatory care setting
- Bachelor's or PharmD degree received from an ACPE accredited school of Pharmacy
- State of Montana pharmacist license or eligible
- Eligible to sit for the BCACP/BCCP within 1 year of hire
- PGY2 in Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, or related area
- CPP in state of Montana
- Clinical experience in Cardiology, specifically around management of specialty medications in these areas
Requirements Upon Hire:
- CPP in state of Montana within 2 years of hire
- BCACP/BCCP required within 2 years of hire