Clinical Pharmacist Job at Arnot Health, Elmira, NY

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  • Arnot Health
  • Elmira, NY

Job Description

MAIN FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy, collaborates with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience, and judgment to provide optimal patient outcomes. Reports to the Director of Pharmacy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Participates in interdisciplinary inpatient rounds, collaborates with other healthcare professionals, and represents pharmacy in a knowledgeable and professional manner; the clinical rounding pharmacist will collaborate to provide the most optimal, cost-effective utilization of medications.

2. Participates in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines for clinical pharmacy activities throughout Arnot Health.

3. Coordinates Medication Use evaluation and quality initiatives.

4. Communicate with all staff members and provide information relevant to clinical activities.

5. Participates in clinical meetings and relevant committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Falls, or or others.

6. Maintains Smart Pump libraries.

7. Remains abreast of developments in the profession of pharmacy through continuing education, review. of professional literature, and communication with peers and professional organizations.

8. Documents pharmaceutical care in the patient’s medical record as appropriate. Maintains appropriate documentation related to the cost impact of the clinical activity quality improvement process.

9. Coordinates and performs drug therapy assessment, monitoring, and documentation while communicating relevant findings and recommendations to other healthcare professionals.

10. Coordinates and provides patient education and counseling regarding drug therapy and drug-related disease prevention as required.

11. Assists the department in addressing physician consults as needed. Provides timely retrieval of reliable drug information from available sources.

12. Provides education of health care practitioners regarding drug use as appropriate.

13. Aids and collaborates with the Antimicrobial Stewardship program, as required.

14. Assumes preceptor responsibilities for specific Pharmacy student externs during their clinical rotation from affiliated Colleges of Pharmacy as registered preceptor

15. Performs all those activities and all the job functions and responsibilities of a staff Pharmacist as required.

16. Employee understands and demonstrates the importance of satisfying the needs of the customer/patient by interacting with him/her in a friendly and caring way, being attentive to the customer’s needs, both psychologically and physically, and by taking the initiative to maintain communication with the customer in order to provide a secure and pleasant experience with the Arnot Health.

17. It is understood that this job description lists typical duties for the classification and is not to be considered inclusive of all duties which may be assigned.

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy with an advanced degree of PharmD is required. Pharmacy New York State License or License eligible required.

EXPERIENCE:

Three years of experience in a comparable clinical setting is preferred.

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