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Pharmacist

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary Pharmacist Position Summary: The Home Infusion pharmacist is responsible for the daily operations of the pharmacy. This position screens physician orders to ensure the correct medications are given to individual patients that range in age from birth to 100+ years assuring that the most correct drug and dose is prescribed, dispensed, administered and properly monitored. Screens orders for proper drug & dosage, drug interaction, adverse reactions, allergies, and contraindications. Researches and answers drug information questions and provide various clinical pharmacy services. This position will have oversight of and responsibility for drug inventory, pharmacy dispensing technology, patient safety and quality improvement. A day in the life as a Pharmacist with MyMichigan Health:

  • (15%)* Ensures operational efficiency, employee and patient safety and quality improvement at the Home Infusion pharmacy.
  • (15%)* Responsible for drug inventory optimization.
  • (15%)* Ensures productivity, compliance with policy and regulations.
  • (25%)* Receives and reviews all prescriptions for correctness and appropriateness and dispenses the most appropriate medications for individual patients.
  • (30%)* Doses patients on any medications provided by the kinetics service and follows kinetic policies and procedures. Manages dosing of renally eliminated drugs, TPN and other medications as needed. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Responsible for oversight of pharmacy staffing and coordinating medication delivery with Home Care Warehouse staff.
    • Participates in after hours and weekend on-call rotation.
    • Responsible for the pharmacy workflow and leadership and communication between the Home Infusion team.
    • Follows up on problems. Supervises the preparation of intravenous admixtures and parenteral products.
    • Provides and documents drug information to healthcare professionals and patients.
    • Maintains the pharmacy inventory. Places orders for supplies/meds as needed.
    • Recommends antibiotics, when to switch patients to oral therapy and advises on duplicate therapies.
    • Involved in teaching of patients, students, or other healthcare professionals, i.e., discharge counseling, inservices, and hands on teaching of students.
    • Also involved in the training of new pharmacists and pharmacy interns and residents.
    • Demonstrates exceptional customer service in dealing with referral sources, patients, co-workers and other affiliates.
    • Responsible for formulating new/revised pharmacy policies and procedures through actual revision or participation in performance improvement teams.
    • Participates in patient care conferences with nursing, physicians, dietitians, social workers and other health professionals to provide multidisciplinary approach to the care of each patient.
    • Compounds IV and piggyback medications, TPNs, and narcotic drips. Also makes all biohazard IVs, including IVIG/Gammagard, Remicade, etc. using aseptic technique and universal precautions.
    • Follows USP 797 guidelines. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.
    • An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
    • Other duties as assigned.

      REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
      • Bachelors Degree Required
      • PHARM-Pharmacist
      • CSL PHAR
      • OIG (Annually on hire date
      • Current licensure in the State of Michigan required. Candidates with Bachelor's degree in pharmacy must have five (5) years of experience. Annual completion of 15 hours of continued education required. One (1) year experience working in Home Infusion required. completion of a 6 year Pharm. D degree preferred. One (1) to three (3) years experience working in a medical center pharmacy setting preferred.
      • Must have five (5) years of experience.
      • Annual completion of 15 hours of continued education required.
      • One (1) year experience working in Home Infusion required.
      • Basic knowledge of personal computer needed to enter prescription information.
      • Organizational skills needed to prioritize multiple tasks.
      • Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understanding manner.
      • Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures as evidenced by observation, documentation, and peer feedback.
      • Mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing must as required.
      • Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training must be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.
      • One (1) to three (3) years experience working in a medical center pharmacy setting preferred. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Pharmacist, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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