Home Health Clinical Pharmacist - Children's Home Healthcare, PT; 8 hrs once a month/Fri 8am-5pm & call Sat/Sun
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
February 26, 2018
Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Clinical Pharmacist for Home Health. Ensure safe, accurate and appropriate use of medications by evaluating prescribers' orders for dosing, allergies and contraindications. Supervise the work of supportive pharmacy personnel and answer pharmacy-related questions for other health professionals and the general public. Perform pharmacokinetic monitoring and consultations, report adverse drug events and variances involving medications. Recommend appropriate and cost-effective drug therapy options. Actively participates and facilitates IV, SubCut, IM medication reconciliation process for dispensed medications on admission and transfer.
% of Time
Appropriately reviews medication therapy and intervenes with healthcare team as warranted.
Evaluates medication order for appropriate medication selection, dosage, route, frequency, duration of therapy and drug interactions (drug-drug, allergy, drug-disease, drug-lab, drug-food) in relation to the patient's clinical status.
Performs profile review to assess appropriateness of medication therapy as detailed in âœaâ in relation to patient's ongoing and changing disease state, laboratory values, and clinical status with refills and labs.
Appropriately and routinely utilizes formulary agents; follows appropriate procedures for the procurement of non-stocked items.
Obtains and accurately documents relevant information in the patient chart on a timely basis.
Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of (updating of) patient careplans.
Demonstrates competency entering medication orders into Mestamed and Access.
Responsible for the timely and accurate dispensing of pharmaceuticals, ensuring proper preparation, labeling, dispensing and billing.
Reviews White Board and To-Do List and appropriately organizes the day by prioritizing needed immediately, in two hours, this afternoon, etc.
Understands and demonstrates appropriate order entry, preparation and documentation of the following pharmaceutical products: Controlled substances, Chemotherapy, TPN solution, IV solutions, Continuous infusions, Injectables, Oral preparations, and Respiratory care items.
Provides appropriate supervision and timely checking of pharmaceutical products prepared by technicians and interns.
Prepares/ compounds medications as needed and while on call.
Proficient in packaging and procuring appropriate delivery of all medications including routine meds, controlled substances, and chemotherapy, in accordance with existing operational procedures.
Effectively identifies and resolves routine professional practice problems on a regular basis using critical evaluation skills.
Appropriately manages technology in the day-to-day delivery of pharmaceutical care.
CADD Prizm pump programming
BAXTER Accusource compounder
Retrieval of Policy and Procedures from the Intranet and Homehealth drive.
Electronic drug information resources (Lexi-comp, Micromedex)
Provides information to healthcare professionals and families regarding drug therapy.
Answers drug related questions in a timely and professional manner.
Provides medication counseling, including patient information sheets and medication calendars if warranted, and documents in patient chart appropriately.
Participates in On Call coverage as needed.
Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.
Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section
Performs other duties as required/ assigned in a competent, professional, and courteous manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Mathematical skills necessary for algebraic conversion, subtractions, multiplication, and division
Verbal and written communications skills sufficient/necessary to receive and deliver information accurately among pharmacy staff and others
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Pharmacy or Pharm D. required
Minimum one year experience in a hospital or homecare pharmacy setting required, clinical experience may be considered
Experience working in a pediatric or neonatal populations preferred
Successful completion of security check in compliance with requirements set by the State of Nebraska required
Must be a license Nebraska pharmacist or be eligible for licensure in the state of Nebraska required