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Heart Institute Pharmacist

Company: Saint Alphonsus Health System
Location: Boise
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:Responsible for providing comprehensive medication management services for patients cared for by the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) Clinics and/or patients managed by the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance (SAHA). - Works collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers, staff and other health care professionals to provide medication management, education, and care coordination across the health care continuum. -Focuses on supporting patients upon discharge from an acute care and post acute care setting and providing chronic disease state management of high and rising risk patients associated with assigned Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Clinics, through collaborative practice agreements, and with patients of practices in the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance under the supervision of the Executive Medical Director Value Care. -Is an integral member of the health care team who works to ensure that excellent patient experience, patient safety, best practices and high quality standards of care are maintained across the continuum of care.Responsibilities include assisting the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Clinic and Alliance network providers and staff in developing and coordinating a wide range of self-management support and chronic-care management activities for the clinic's affected patient population.The focus will be on patients that have complex medical needs, are prescribed extensive medication regimens, endorse barriers to adherence and medication access, require additional educational needs and would benefit from clinical pharmacist follow up between primary care of specialty provider visits.Success will be measured by the results of the process and outcome performance measures around patient experience, reducing readmissions and unnecessary hospitalizations of the assigned SAMG clinic and SAHA patient population. -Supports the overall efforts of care coordination and population health management teams across the healthcare system.SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Currently licensed in good standing with the Board of Pharmacy in Idaho required; licensed in Oregon required within 6 months of hire. PharmD required. - Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and 3 years of experience may be considered in lieu of PharmD. Minimum of 1 year of practice experience at patient care level required or equivalent. Residency training: Post Graduate Year 1 preferred.Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or Ambulatory Care preferred. Previous experience in both acute care and community or long-term care pharmacy preferred.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organizational Mission, Core Values, and Vision in behaviors, practices, policies and decisions. - Ability to successfully complete generic and department-specific skills validation and competency testing. Computer skills, including end-user level knowledge of commercial database and spreadsheet programs. Excellent physician communication skills. Critical thinking skills and ability to analyze complex data sets. - Ability to implement evidence-based interventions and protocols for chronic conditions. Ability to affect change, work as a productive and effective team member, and adapt to changing needs/priorities.Demonstrated customer focused interpersonal skills to interact in an effective manner with practitioners, the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies, patients, and families with diverse opinions, values, and religious and cultural ideals. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and be directly accountable for practice. Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate individual and group decision-making. Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.Demonstrated leadership qualities including time management, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, problem solving, critical thinking, analysis skills and decision-making, priority setting, work delegation, and work organization. Demonstrated ability to develop positive, longitudinal relationships and set appropriate boundaries with patients/families. Understands the expectations of payers that contract with SAMG or SAHA and supports compliance with these payer's pharmaceutical management programs and quality measures.Communication: Monitors therapy for appropriateness, dosage, effectiveness, interactions, and adverse drug reactions. Works with health care team to optimize pharmacotherapy opportunities, formulary adherence, reduction in poly pharmacy and associated drug cost. Demonstrates knowledge of clinical paths (e.g., stroke path) and order sets. Reviews and acts upon automated surveillance and clinical decision support tools. Documents suspected adverse drug events, interventions, QAR's, and initiates other organizational and/or departmental required documentation. Assists with medication utilization evaluations. Provides feedback related to clinical pharmacy risk issues and clinical pharmacy risk reduction. Seeks feedback from staff, physicians, and other leaders and shares concerns appropriately.Compliance: Supports department and system-wide requirements for compliance with Saint Alphonsus Health System policies, regulatory and accreditation-related programs, and quality/performance improvement efforts within the organization. Successfully completes, in required timeframes, annual competency requirements to support training and education, accreditation, and licensure. Actions are consistently directed toward and aligned with departmental and organizational mission, goals, and objectives, departmental initiatives and interests in the delivery of services, and the fulfillment of job responsibilities.Business Acumen: Pharmacy Mission, Vision, Values, and Standards of Excellence: Expected to uphold the SAHS pharmacy team mission to ensure safe, effective, and affordable medication use in our communities, one person at a time. Expected to perform in a manner consistent with the vision of the SAHS Pharmacy to optimize medication management across all dimensions of care, every time.Provides the highest and most remarkable quality of service by actively supporting, demonstrating, or participating in community health education opportunities Provides guidance and direction for patient education and medication safety. Patient Assessment: Identifies high risk patients as defined by the evidence-based literature or from internal databases including patients with complex medication history, multiple chronic conditions, and or identified as having suffered complications of an adverse drug event. Review identified patients' medications and clinical conditions for complication-prone regimens, redundant medications, overt contraindicated medications and allergies, or complicating substances such as herbal products and supplements and make recommendations, as appropriate, to the care provider or associated specialists for any quality or safety interventions.Order lab work per Collaborative Practice Agreement to monitor safety and efficacy of medications prescribed. Ensures optimal medication therapy choice based on patient characteristics including concomitant medications, medication cost, previously documented ADEs/intolerances, -and clinical conditions as per evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Makes recommendations to the appropriate provider if applicable. Completes medication reconciliation of list within E.H.R. Patient Education: Educates identified patients on the management of their disease states and appropriate medication use with emphasis on adherence and identifying/resolving medication related problems.Enhances communication between acute and ambulatory care providers and between specialty care providers when multiple providers may be involved in a patient's care. Provides both verbal and written educational materials depending on patient preference in keeping with appropriate health literacy. Utilizes tools such as Ask Me 3 and Teach Back to ensure patient understanding.Staff Development: Facilitates learning experiences to meet identified learning needs. Supports staff development through sharing of information/educational resources. Educates staff associated with the Saint Alphonsus Medical Groups on medication related issues. Provides medication updates through electronic methods, newsletters and presentations to providers and staff as applicable.Leadership: Provides guidance and direction related to professional practice. Provides feedback and support to all members of the care team which may include: CMA, Pharmacy Technician, pharmacy residents, and Pharmacy Students. Accepts responsibility for positions supervised and includes orienting, training, evaluation and disciplinary counseling.Continuous Improvement: Supports the development and implementation of policies and procedures across the system consistent with practice and regulatory requirements. Serves as a resource and consultant for improvement efforts. Supports and facilitates process improvement in the organization and across the system. Participates in improvement efforts. Professionalism: Promotes collaborative professional relationships with the medical staff and other healthcare professionals.Participates in community/professional organizations as appropriate. Models professional behavior and supports all members of the care team in creating the environment for professional practice.Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion -Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Saint Alphonsus Health System, Meridian , Heart Institute Pharmacist, Other , Boise, Idaho

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