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Decentralized Acute Clinical Staff Pharmacist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Tucson, ArizonaDepartment Name: Pharmacy-HospWork Shift: NightJob Category:PharmacyInnovation and highly trained staff. Our Pharmacy team members play a critical role in ensuring the best care for our patients. Join a nationally recognized leader that values excellence and begin making a difference in people's lives. Apply today.Banner University Medical Center-Tucson (BUMC-T) is a nationally recognized, world-class medical center focused on making healthcare easier so life can be better. The Tucson campus has 650 licensed beds including a number of unique specialty units such as critical care, pediatrics, solid organ transplant, cardiology, neurology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant, among others. Our collaboration with the University of Arizona Health Sciences campuses makes BUMC-T a well-respected academic medical facility, which provides unique teaching opportunities with pharmacy residents and students as well as medical residents and nursing students. -There are also numerous opportunities to collaborate on research as well as the option to obtain free live CE.As an overnight Acute Clinical Staff Pharmacist, you will work in the inpatient pharmacy operations and focus on order verification, unit dose dispensing, non-sterile compounding procedures, and sterile IV preparation. The inpatient pharmacy dispenses approximately three million doses of medication annually and services a patient population with high acuity disease states by providing dedicated pharmacy services to our patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Along with supporting the inpatient pharmacy, you will be responsible for providing decentralized bedside response to the highest acuity patients in the emergency department, intensive care units, and throughout the hospital in response to code blue, sepsis alerts, code strokes, and other emergency response needs. You will have the opportunity to collaborate directly with outstanding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, as well as very dedicated physicians, nurses, and other ancillary team members. This is a full-time, night shift position working from 9:00pm-8:00am, Wednesday-Tuesday, with a 7-day on 7-day off rotation. Enjoy a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable. Schedule is subject to change based on business needs. If you want to be a part of a caring and supportive team this role is for you - apply today!Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is a Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The academic medical center has earned Magnet Recognition becoming the only hospital in southern Arizona to meet the rigorous standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program - for nursing excellence. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.POSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients using the medication use process. This position is accountable for documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care they deliver to patients. Oversees the activities of pharmacy technicians and interns, coordinating workflow and approving medications prior to being dispensed. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. - Must assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.CORE FUNCTIONS1. -Processes medication orders and evaluates their appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, laboratory values, and other pertinent patient information.2. Utilizes clinical pharmacy skills to assess patient medication regimens and formulates recommendations to ensure optimal safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness for all prescribed medication therapies. - Contacts the prescriber with suggestions for improvement and resolves problems with medication orders as needed. Serves as a resource for patients and the health care team. - Provides requested medication information in a timely manner.3. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group. Documents activities related to patient care in the electronic medical record and other electronic databases as applicable (e.g. pharmacist to pharmacist/provider communication, adverse drug event reporting, and clinical interventions).4. Drives their professional development through the utilization of BPS educational resources to achieve competence in the current and future BH acute pharmacy core clinical practices and activities. - Additionally, assist with training and onboarding of new staff as applicable.5. Prepares and dispenses medications, including sterile or non-sterile compounded medications, in an accurate and timely manner in compliance with company policies and procedures and established regulatory requirements. - Coordinates medication preparation and distribution and ensures accuracy prior to dispensing medications.6. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy, which may include management of technology, inventory management, and accurate record keeping. - Supervises and directs the work of pharmacy technicians, interns, and students. -MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequires unrestricted Pharmacist licensure in the state of practice and a degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.Incumbents in Arizona are also required to provide the AZ Board of Pharmacy Wallet Card at time of hire.If not licensed in the state of practice, must have completed the Board of Pharmacy application process within 30 days of job offer. - Must be licensed within 90 days of hire unless the delay is due to the State Board of Pharmacy. - -Banner Registry and Travel positions require a current and unrestricted Pharmacist license (not intern) - at the time of hire and a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. - Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a pharmacist in the specialty area.Must possess good organizational, problem solving, and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts. - Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers.Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing system.May be required to possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company's auto insurance policy.Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSCompletion of an accredited pharmacy residency program or previous clinical pharmacy experience preferred.Previous hospital experience preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/VeteransOur organization supports a drug-free work environment.Privacy Policy

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