Pharmacist -Transitional Care - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

 Pharmacy Highlights

  • Well established decentralized clinical services throughout the institution
  • Growing residency programs -  PGY1 residency program and PGY2 in Critical Care
  • Integrated electronic health record (EPIC) with CPOE
  • Training site for schools of pharmacy in North Carolina
  • Local, state and national educational opportunities

While VMC Department of Pharmacy has enjoyed a progressive and comprehensive pharmacy presence for many years, we too were moved by the call from ASHP and other industry leaders to prepare for the future. In 2011, a focus group was formed to address the urgent need to proactively plan for changes in healthcare reform. Following a thorough evaluation of our current practices and systems we began the process of designing a new practice model that would support PPMI Summit consensus recommendations and meet the needs of our patients. Final plans are underway for a multiphase expansion and redefinition of pharmacy services.  The new, world-class practice model expands on our existing framework of robust clinical services and provides for both decentralized unit-based and service-based clinical pharmacy services via a system of seven integrated teams. These teams, comprised of both pharmacists and technicians, are supported by a dynamic central pharmacy team responsible for production of sterile products, inpatient chemotherapy, cart fills, inventory and automation. Most drug distribution is automated, using Robot-RX, medical carousels and unit-based automated dispensing cabinets.  

Vidant Medical Center is looking for a Transitional Care Pharmacist to become a part of our Pharmacy team.

  • Sign On Bonus
  • Interview Costs Reimbursed
  • Relocation Package up to $5,000

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a primary preceptor for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students on Ambulatory Care clerkship and provides other teaching, mentoring, and student support collaboratively with the VMC Department of Pharmacy.
    • Follows UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and departmental guidelines for reporting learner issues by communicating with local faculty liaison.
    • Provides didactic lectures, teaching in seminar and serves as a student mentor or organization advisor, if requested
    • Engages in scholarly activities and assists with patient-focused outcomes research with students and residents at VMC.
  • Coordinates PGY1 resident-facilitated Transitional Care experience and serves as the primary preceptor this residency rotation. 
  • Maintains clinical practice skills and competently functions in a staffing role. Staffing includes every third weekend, holiday rotation and some second shift.  
  • Accountable for the safety and quality of pharmacy services delivered for area.
    • Actively participates in department and hospital wide continuous quality improvement programs and works toward excellence.
    • Reports and manages medication errors to promote patient safety
    • Enhances quality of delivery of care by supporting the mission, vision, and values of VMC and Department of Pharmacy.
  • Engages in active patient-focused practice that includes the provision of all components of transitional care with the goal of improving outcomes for identified patients at VMC.
    • Ensures that accurate medication histories are obtained upon admission in the patients identified
    • Assures that patients’ written and verbal medication instructions at discharge are accurate and clear
    • Ensures that discharge medication orders are communicated with the patient or caregiver, the community pharmacist (when applicable), ambulatory care pharmacist or other community resource
    • Oversees the process of post-discharge follow-up
    • Works collaboratively with Case Management and Discharge Planners to provide integrated care for the patients served
    • Evaluates barriers to medication access
  • Provides appropriate documentation for all transitional-focused or medication therapy management interventions
    • Collects data on established metrics that evaluate impact of pharmacy-directed transitional care
    • Evaluates outcomes data
    • Develops and provides quality precepting experience for learners on Ambulatory Care/transitional care clerkship at VMC.
  • Supports educational mission of VMC and Department of Pharmacy through training of  students and residents
  • Communicates drug information to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care team
  • Completes other duties to support departmental operations as assigned or directed.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS, MS or PharmD in Pharmacy 
  • NC Pharmacy license or eligible for licensure and licensure within 2 months of employment
  • PGY1 residency training highly recommended; PGY2 residency training and/or precepting experience preferred

Other Information

  • Regular full-time position

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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