Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant - Pharmacy - Orlando

  • Adventist Health System
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Jul 24, 2017

Job Description

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant - Pharmacy - Orlando
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile:
The Pharmacy Department is open 24 hours a day and is staffed with approximately 130 employees, including pharmacists, technicians, a medication safety coordinator, inventory control specialists, and an administrative coordinator. The entire pharmacy team works together to assure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible. From our central pharmacy and 6 satellite pharmacy locations, we dispense 15,000 doses of medication daily. Through Cerner Millennium CPOE and Pharmacy management system, the Pharmacy processes more than 10,000 orders per day. Pyxis dispensing cabinets help distributes 90% of the medications for administration. The Pharmacy department manages a $55-million-dollar drug budget. Lexicomp serves as the system drug information reference.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Full Time Days Monday - Friday with every third weekend

Job Summary:
Primary responsibility is the provision of integrated clinical and distributive pharmacy services, decentralized inter-professional pharmacy practice, direct patient care programs, expert experiential pharmacy student and pharmacy resident training, and leadership of quality improvement and practice advancement initiatives. Performs all duties necessary for the effective daily operation of the central pharmacy, satellite pharmacy areas, and decentralized pharmacy areas. Proficiently leads general and specialty direct patient care programs, advanced drug management services, and all medication use systems throughout the institution. Actively functions as a member of clinical pharmacy services, decentralized pharmacy practice programs, and multidisciplinary teams to proficiently complete critical medication order scrutiny, drug profile review, and monitoring of patients with a broad range of disease states to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication-related problems. Actively participates in medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, patient quality services, and disease outcomes programs. Delivers general and specialty medication therapy management consult services and disease state management services as needed and proactively intervenes in all areas of medication use as appropriate to optimize patient outcomes. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes as necessary
  • Ability to work well without supervision and to supervise personnel
  • Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and support personnel
  • Ability to analyze data and follow up and resolve discrepancies
  • Ability to keep accurate and complete records
  • Ability to teach, precept, and facilitate experiential training
  • Initiative to keep abreast of developments in the provision of pharmacy services
  • Initiative to keep abreast of new information/products/developments in the field of pharmacy
  • Proficiency in general hospital pharmacy operations and regulatory compliance
  • Proficiency with hospital computer systems, pharmacy technology, and pharmacy automation
  • Proficiency in hospital pharmacy practice, patient-centered care, advanced pharmacy practice, medication therapy management, and evidence-based medicine
  • Working knowledge of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Residency Programs
  • Ability to coordinate and lead small groups of people in determining policy, implementing procedures and demonstrating progress
  • Leadership qualities essential to operate effectively within the institution and advance the practice of pharmacy
  • Ability to define operational or program problems/needs and solutions (Preferred)
  • Ability to integrate clinical and distributive pharmacy services with quality improvement, teaching, research, and professional development activities (Preferred)
  • Expertise using Cerner pharmacy solutions and services (Preferred)
  • Expertise using Pyxis automated dispensing technology (Preferred)
  • Working analytical and data management skills (Preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Preferred)
  • Working knowledge of the accreditation requirements of Det Norske Veritas and International Organization for Standardization quality management systems (Preferred)
  • Working knowledge of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Residency Programs (Preferred)
  • Working knowledge of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists National Practice Standards (Preferred)
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, or other advanced pharmacy degree
  • Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) & Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in specialty area consistent with practice needs of institution or
  • PGY1 Residency plus contemporary hospital or specialty practice experience (3+ years) consistent with practice needs of institution or
  • Clinical pharmacy experience in contemporary hospital or specialty practice (5+ years) consistent with practice needs of institution
  • Practice experience in a large hospital (greater than 500 bed institution) and integrated healthcare system (three or more hospitals in system) (Preferred)
  • Pharmacy leadership experience within a hospital setting or professional organization (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Current, valid state of Florida Pharmacist license
  • Board certification from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (Preferred)
  • Registration as a pharmacist preceptor with the Florida Board of Pharmacy and the various schools of pharmacy located within the State of Florida (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
  • Pharmacy Operations - Actively performs all pharmacist functions, actively participates in established standard work parameters, and maintains functional proficiency in and actively provides coverage of central pharmacy and satellite areas as requested. Provides primary coverage of pharmacy dispensing areas and staffing in operational programs. Maintains operational expertise in, actively provides coverage of, and proactively leads the services provided by central pharmacy, IV room pharmacy, and satellite pharmacy areas. Oversees and ensures appropriate utilization of medication automation, technology, and computer systems. Accurately oversees the management of medication inventories and the preparation and dispensing of patient-specific medication doses. Supervises technician and intern practice, prioritizes work load, organizes work flow, and checks accuracy of pharmacy technician activities.
  • Pharmacy Practice - Completes critical medication order scrutiny, drug profile review, and patient monitoring to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication-related problems. Proficiently verifies/enters medication orders and proactively communicates with medical staff to resolve problem medication orders. Provides patient-centered care services, including accurate, safe and timely medication therapy, and promotes cost-effective drug therapy, including actively participating in stewardship activities and restricted medication/surveillance programs. Initiates and facilitates appropriate drug dosing and manages medication-related pharmacist consults. Facilitates medication safety practices, including identifying, mitigating, and reporting potential and actual adverse drug events, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. Participates in the management of medical emergencies. Maintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development.
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services - Actively participates in direct patient care programs and provides accurate, safe, timely, and appropriate medication therapy based on patient needs. Works as an active member of pharmacy clinical programs and collaborates with healthcare providers and decentralized pharmacy staff, and places practice priority on the delivery of patient-centered care. Provides coverage of decentralized pharmacy areas and maintains proficiency to practice in several decentralized patient care areas and practice assignments.
  • Teamwork and Inter-professional Collaboration
  • Presents to assigned areas on time and ready to work and does not exhibit excessive unscheduled absenteeism. Ensures continuity of care between shifts, among pharmacy staff assignments, and across pharmacy practice areas. Supports other pharmacy operations and areas outside of current assignment. Works effectively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure the best outcome for the patient and demonstrates sensitivity to the perspective of the patient, caregiver, or health care colleague in all communications. .
  • Maintains a record of contribution and sustained commitment to pharmacy practice via documentation of pharmacist professional activities and practice advancement accomplishments. Documents improvements in and contributions to pharmacy practice.
  • Participates in departmental meetings and educational activities as assigned. Supports practice advancement initiatives, clinical research projects, and stewardship initiatives led by colleagues and peers. Maintains professional image by participating in department practice councils and external pharmacy professional groups (local, state, or national).
  • Teaching, Training, Precepting, and Mentoring - Mentors new staff and assists with training of all staff as requested. Supports experiential training of pharmacy trainees and mentors pharmacy students (IPPE and APPE) as requested. Demonstrates desire and aptitude for teaching and maintains competency in quality preceptor attributes including the roles of a preceptor. Completes preceptor skills assessment and development programs. Delivers effective evidence-based education to nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
  • Quality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and Accreditation - Provides quality improvement initiatives to improve medication-related processes, pharmacy systems, or patient care programs. Provides regulatory compliance initiatives and supports institutional accreditation processes.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Pharmacist Specialist opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
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