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Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator- SICU

Employer
Catholic Health St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center
Location
Roslyn, New York
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Critical Care, Emergency Medicine
Work Setting
Health System

Job Description

The Pharmacotherapy Progression Coordinator will work collaboratively with healthcare professionals to maximize positive clinical outcomes in the surgical critical care setting such as optimizing drug therapy to improve patient outcomes, responds or coordinates pharmacist response to resuscitation and time-dependent emergencies, improve the number of preventable adverse drug reactions, mitigate un-necessary use of home medications and ensure appropriate discharge of medications upon transitions of care, support and participate in research, education, and scholarship to advance human health and health care by developing a research portfolio, and educating the next generation of pharmacy practitioners by using the four roles of preceptorship.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Preparation and Dispensing

  • Accurately and efficiently evaluate, transcribe and/or verify orders for targeted patient populations.

  • Accurately prepare and dispense medications for targeted patient populations.

  • Read, extract and interpret information in patient charts accurately.

  • Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.

  • Discuss drug therapy regimens with prescribers as appropriate.

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialty Practice

  • Collect information about a patient’s present illness, allergies, and past medical, surgical, social, and family histories by using interviews and medical records to ensure safe and effective use of medications

  • Perform a comprehensive reconciliation of a patient’s current and past medications by using data collected from interviews and medical records to determine the pharmacotherapy plan

  • Collect, evaluate, and incorporate relevant data from physical examinations, vital signs, laboratory studies, imaging studies, procedures, advanced critical care monitoring, and other pertinent information by using clinical reasoning to comprehensively assess a patient’s physiological condition and severity of illness 

  • Develop therapeutic regimens by using patient-specific data and evidence-based medicine to implement a prioritized pharmacotherapy plan that ensures optimal resource utilization and patient outcomes

  • Collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team by using effective strategies to establish patient-centered and family-centered goals of care 

  • Facilitate the administration of medications to patients by assessing availability, route, compatibility, stability, and medication delivery technology to ensure safety, efficacy and timeliness

  • Monitor a patient’s response to therapeutic regimens by using appropriate data in order to evaluate progress toward the goals of care, as needed modify the plan of care, and minimize adverse outcomes

  • Communicate pertinent information by using effective oral and written strategies to ensure continuous and quality care

  • Recommend, implement and monitor operational and clinical pharmacy services consistent with best practices to promote appropriate and cost-efficient medication use

  • Optimize health information technology by using clinical informatics to improve pharmacotherapeutic decision support and minimize patient harm

  • Employ drug information skills by retrieving biomedical literature and evaluating design methodology, statistical analysis, and results to practice evidence-based medicine

  • Contribute to the critical care body of knowledge by participating in research, delivering presentations, publishing, participating in the peer review process, or engaging in other scholarly activities to advance practice 

  • Provide education for practicing pharmacists, post-graduate trainees, and students through didactic and experiential methods to promote best practice 

  • Mentor pharmacists, post-graduate trainees, and students by using formal and informal methods to promote professional growth 

Drug Information/Quality Improvement

  • Perform quality improvement activities by reviewing current practices and conducting a needs analysis to enhance the safety and effectiveness of medication use processes 

  • Evaluate compliance with organizational policies, accreditation standards, and regulatory requirements by auditing practices to ensure integrity and quality of care

  • Promote the role and optimal use of critical care pharmacists to key stakeholders by documenting performance metrics, quality improvement, safety, and clinical interventions to demonstrate cost effectiveness and to maintain and expand services 

  • Develop formulary management strategies through the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and other appropriate channels to improve cost effectiveness, resource utilization, and risk mitigation

  • Collaborate with interprofessional groups by serving on committees and contributing to local, regional, and national initiatives to improve quality of care

  • Provide accurate drug information to professional staff, patients, and families.

  • Document all medication therapy management interventions accurately and completely.

  • Detect and report suspected adverse drug events.

  • Participate in departmental, facility, and/or system-wide quality improvement activities.

  • Collect and maintain data on metrics that may be used to evaluate the impact of pharmacy services on quality measures and patient outcomes.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy, an MS in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy required

  • Active NYS Pharmacy license required

  • Demonstration of practice experience in one of three ways, required:

    • At least four years in Critical Care or Emergency Medicine Pharmacy practice experience within the past seven years

    • Successful completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency within the past seven years, plus at least two years of Critical Care or Emergency Medicine Pharmacy practice experience

    • Successful completion of PGY2 pharmacy residency in Critical Care Pharmacy or Emergency Medicine within the past seven years

  • Board Certification in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy (BCCCP) preferred

  • Obtain BCCCP within 1 year of employment

Experience:        

  • Health-system pharmacy experience required 

  • Critical Care pharmacy experience preferred.

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