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Pharmacist IS Analyst I - Greenville, NC

Job ID: 947198
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health, located in eastern North Carolina, is a comprehensive health system that is made up of 9 hospitals that serve 1.4 million people in 29 counties. Vidant Health includes Vidant Medical Center, community hospitals, physician practices and partners that collaborate with Vidant Health to enhance the quality of life of our patients.

Information Services at Vidant Health

Vidant Health offers comprehensive Information Technology (IT) services and infrastructure to support and enable all aspects of organizational operations. Our IT division consists of a state-of-the-art data center located in Greenville, NC. The data center services all information technology needs of Vidant Health facilities. All Vidant Health owned or leased hospitals are on a common IT platform, including our electronic health record (EHR) that uses Epic's suite of applications. Vidant Health has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 recognition and is also approaching Stage 7 for HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) recognition.

Position Summary

The Pharmacist IS Analyst is responsible for providing pharmaceutical clinical knowledge and expertise to support the Epic Willow Inpatient Application. Must have the ability to evaluate clinical operational issues and analyze workflows to recommend alternative approaches in developing process improvements. This includes reviewing new/improved capabilities, translating needs to functional requirements, and identifying, defining and developing solutions to application and system problems. The work activities require competency in the pharmacy and clinical applications supported. Effective communication and facilitation skills are needed to interface with varied audiences, and problem-solving skills to effectively develop solutions to application and process issues to maximize capabilities to meet the operational needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Pharmacy Degree (Bachelor's or PharmD) required

  • Valid/Current Pharmacist License in North Carolina required

  • 2+ years of Information Technology/Clinical Systems experience preferred

  • 3+ years of experience involving inpatient pharmacy practice, drug information or pharmacy administration required

  • Operational knowledge of healthcare areas such as nursing, perioperative services, emergency department and support services required

  • Proven ability to lead the management of clinical knowledge databases (e.g. drug-drug interactions, route selection, etc.), guideline compliance rules (e.g. hard edits and reminders), and decision support toolsets (e.g. best practice advisories).

  • Leverages pharmacy practice experience to create and manage a standardized formulary (administration, clinical, ordering and dispensing) and resulting impact of changes to downstream ancillary systems across the multi-site healthcare environment

  • Obtains and/or maintains current certification from the vendor and continued education/learning to understand the functionality of the electronic health record.

  • Ability to provide simple to moderate qualitative and quantitative analysis on data and information as part of medication requirements gathering prior to build.

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with IT best practices (build tracking, change management, end user testing and/or integrated testing, mock live, go-live support, and transition to support).

  • Able to work in a dynamically changing environment with competing priorities

  • Ability to communicate clinical concepts to technical team and system design concepts to end users

  • Ability to effectively validate and support clinical applications

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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