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Staff Pharmacist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 22, 2022

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Primary City/State:Glendale, ArizonaDepartment Name: Pharmacy-HospWork Shift: EveningJob Category:PharmacyPharmacy careers are better at Banner Health. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your career today and your future. If you're looking to leverage your abilities - apply today.-- Banner Boswell Medical Center is a quality driven hospital that has garnered Top 100 Hospitals and Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals awards. With a strong focuse on adult medicine with specialties in Cardiovascular, Oncology and Orthopedic medicine. A non-profit hospital that is reinventing healthcare focused on improving all aspects of the patient experience. The Department of Pharmacy is fully automated with the use of automated dispensing cabinets. We are also equipped with computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic medication administration record (eMAR) through the CERNER program. With our highly functional clinical staff, we practice the decentralized pharmacy model wherein pharmacists are assigned a unit to provide pharmaceutical care to patients.Pharmacists, residents and students actively participate in patient care through rounds, medical record and medication order review and staff education. As a Staff Pharmacist you will participate in other activities including discharge counseling, medication history completion, emergency response, drug information and implementation of medication interventions that will positively impact the patient's overall health and well-being. You will be involved with pharmacokinetics consults, antimicrobial stewardship and strategic initiatives. We have a growing pharmacy practice model that encourages career growth and development while working with a strong pharmacy team that supports interdisciplinary interaction and involvement. This is a 30 hour a week evening shift position including rotating weekends. Enjoy an 18%-night shift differential after 7pm, and a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential. Apply today! Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities it serves in northwest metropolitan Phoenix. Today, the 595-bed hospital - one of the largest hospitals in the state - is annually ranked as one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and enjoys a reputation as the preferred provider of care to children and adults in the area in consumer preference surveys. The tertiary care hospital provides everything from routine to advanced, specialized care to both adult and pediatric patients. Specialized services include cardiology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, stroke care and a women and infants services program. Additionally, in partnership with top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also offers state-of-the-art cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and features a 35-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit that cares for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. Banner Thunderbird is also home to the only pediatric intensive care unit for seriously ill or injured children in the area. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.POSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients using the medication use process (selecting, prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medications). Performs comprehensive assessments and analysis of drug therapy in collaboration with patient care team members. Accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Oversees the activities of the pharmacy technicians, coordinating workflow and checking all medications prior to being dispensed. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Reviews medication orders and evaluates their appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, laboratory values and other pertinent patient information. Contacts the prescriber with suggestions for improvement and resolves problems with the medication orders as needed. Documents resolutions and clinical interventions in the appropriate manner. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as it relates to formulary management. Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.2. Utilizes clinical pharmacy skills in assessing and formulating recommendations to physicians ensuring positive patient outcomes, safety, quality and economical drug therapy. Participates in and supports decentralized pharmacist activities, when appropriate and where applicable and appropriate.3. Reviews and verifies or enters orders into the medication management information system in an accurate and timely manner. Assures entries to the patient medication profile presents no significant problems in regard to drug interactions, incompatibilities, therapeutic duplications or patient safety.4. Prepares and dispenses medications and IV solutions in an accurate and timely manner in compliance with company policies and procedures.5. Supervises and directs work of pharmacy technicians and interns. Coordinates medication preparation and distribution work of the pharmacy technicians and ensures accuracy prior to dispensing medications for distribution.6. Provides accurate, appropriate and timely information to physicians, nurses, patients and others regarding medication therapy, drug product guidelines, law and regulations, medication formulary and other topics related to medication use and control.7. Ensures accurate records are being maintained. (e.g. audits, controlled substances, logs.)MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequires current and unrestricted pharmacy licensure in the applicable state of practice within 90 days of hire date. A current and unrestricted Pharmacist license (not intern) is required at the time of hire for BSS applicants.Pharmacy licensure.A degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts. Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers. May be required to possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company's auto insurance policy. BSS Registry Team members and Travelers are not eligible to drive on behalf of Banner and are not required to possess a valid driver's license or be eligible for coverage under the company's auto insurance policy.Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Pharmacist in the specialty area.Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing system.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSPrefer hospital pharmacy experience.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Glendale , Staff Pharmacist, Healthcare , Glendale, Arizona

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