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Pharmacist I - Pharmacy Operations Pharmacist

Job ID: 953230
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

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.

Position Summary

Pharmacists at Vidant Medical Center are committed to the safe and effective use of medications through maximizing drug distribution and optimizing drug therapy outcomes; educating patients, providers, and ourselves on best practices; and fully integrating pharmacists into the continuum of care. Pharmacists report directly to a designated Pharmacy Supervisor based on area of practice.

Responsibilities

1. Behavior-based expectations include:

a. Supports the mission, vision and core values of Vidant Health and Vidant Medical Center.

b. Supports the vision of the Department of Pharmacy.

c. Embraces and strive to meet and exceed minimum Standards of Performance as outlined by VMC.

d. Participates in meeting the goals of the department to ensure the attainment of the health system's goals.

e. Effectively manages one's own practice, actively engage in professional self-development and take a proactive approach to learning.
2. Patient-specific medication management:

a. Reviews the patient's medication profile prior to verifying each new order. Evaluates orders for indication, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication and drug interactions.

b. Ensures appropriateness of therapy by: Reviewing patient medication history, assessing patient demographics, recommending formulary alternatives when appropriate, developing drug monitoring plans, interpreting laboratory data, monitoring and documenting pharmacokinetics for targeted drugs, which may include credentialing as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner.

c. Demonstrates basic competency in applying drug dosing guidelines, clinical lab data and pharmacokinetic properties to individualize drug therapy.

d. Communicates any drug therapy problems directly with the nurse and/or prescriber and documents all drug therapy interventions as appropriate.

e. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age(s) of the patients served.

f. Performs medication histories, medication reconciliation and discharge counseling as required.

g. Provides drug information to health care professionals and to patients.

h. Detects, monitors, documents and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors.
3. Completes/actively participates in at least one Departmental Activity annually.

a. Participates in quality improvement activities (i.e. MUE, therapeutic interchange, policy revisions, order set review, etc)
4. Maintains good work relationships and handles all communications in a professional manner as reflected in peer and/or provider evaluations, as well as student and resident evaluations.
5. Supervises Pharmacy Technicians in daily work activities and collaborates with Supervisor as necessary to ensure excellence and professionalism.
6. Accurately dispenses investigational drugs according to established protocols and procedures.
7. Attends department education activities such as Grand Rounds/Noon Conferences, staff meetings, staff development programs, The Joint Commission (TJC) meetings, etc.
8. Completion required:

a. Obtains Continuing Education credits as required by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy
b. Successfully completes all annual department competency assessments.
c. Completes the TJC annual requirements and occupational health screening.
d. Complies with all state and federal laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy.
9. Follows hospital and departmental policy and procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of medical records and complies with all applicable state and federal regulations, including, but not limited to, HIPAA and HITECH

Minimum Requirements

College degree plus other schooling.  B.S. or PharmD in pharmacy is required.

Must be Licensed in North Carolina prior to start date or within 30 days of hire.

Hospital experience is preferred.

Maintains active NC pharmacy license and provides proof of renewal prior to December 31 annually.

AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is required 

Preferred Requirements

Hospital pharmacy experience is preferred

Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) is preferred

Other Information

We are currently recruiting for a Pharmacist to join our Pharmacy Operations team.  

This pharmacist will be an integral part of the central pharmacy team, working primarily day shift with up to approximately 25% second shifts per schedule and every 3rd weekend.  

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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