This part time Pharmacist, located at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, MT., provides specialized pharmaceutical care services to patients throughout the integrated delivery network organization.
1. Accurately dispenses prescription medications. Reviews patient’s medication order for allergy interactions, duplication of therapy, appropriateness of drug therapy, and drug-drug interaction. Makes appropriate evidence-based interventions to optimize medication use. Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective medication therapies for SCL Health patients.
2. Provides counseling to patients and promotes quality medication education and adherence. Ensures patient is well informed, treated with respect, and receives the highest level of professional level service. Ensures prescriptions are accurately billed and dispensed to the patient.
3. Supervises and directs activities of interns, technicians, and support personnel as required. Provides medication related clinical consultation and clarification to other health professionals. Participates in the evaluation and selection of formulary medications.
4. Prepares clinical care plans and particpates in patient care rounds where appropriate. Develops and implements clinical pharmacy programs related to specialty areas. Develops effective and collaborative relationships with Physicians and other independent Licensed Providers to support pharmacy’s continued participation in the specialty Service. Consults with members of the medical staff on orders for non-formulary drugs to offer formulary alternatives when possible.
5. Participates in the development of the department education program, providing education and training to pharmacy personnel, physicians, other health care personnel, patients and the community. Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities for pharmacy hospital and clinics. Reports medication errors and adverse drug reactions. Participates in root cause analysis or other quality initiatives as requested. Identifies high-cost and high-use agents within defined area of practice and participates in financial management initiatives (revenue generating, cost containment, etc).
6. Performs in an efficient, professional manner to meet pharmacy profitability and productivity targets. Ensures compliance of the pharmacy with state board regulations.
7. Takes the initiative to solve problems including, but not limited to, equipment, maintenance, drug availability, staffing issues, and extraordinary patient care concerns. Participates in quality and patient safety initiatives. Identifies potential areas for improvement including processes that could be streamlined or revised to improve patient satisfaction. Identifies potential safety hazards that may create problems for patients and/or staff, and takes appropriate actions. Participates in departmental meetings, contributing ideas or feedback.
8. Supports inventory and stewardship initiatives.
Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a five-year Bachelor of Science Degree or Pharm D. required.
One year experience as Pharmacist is required
Previous specialty pharmacy experience is preferred.
Completion of Pharmacy residency is preferred.
Current licensure by the state of practice in Pharmacy is required.
Board certification in pharmacy practice or other recognized BPS specialty is preferred.
BCLS certification is preferred. ACLS certification is preferred.