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Trinity Health Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Springfield, Massachusetts

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Rotating Shift

Description:

Come join our Pharmacy team at Mercy Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health Of New England!

Position Purpose

The Clinical Staff Pharmacist will provide excellent customer service to patients and other members of the interdisciplinary team and serve as a clinical leader to students, residents, and other staff members. Actively participating in department programs and clinical/professional development projects, serve as a preceptor and mentor to pharmacy students on Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice experience (APPE) rotations, primary preceptor to PGY-1 residents, assisting the Residency Program Director and serving on the Residency Advisory Committee. Will actively round on patients and develop a relationship with the interdisciplinary health care team, provide medication therapy plans monitor patients, and contribute to the creation/implementation of clinical services.

What you will do

  • Supervise non-pharmacist personnel by assigning duties, checking all orders, maintaining efficient workflow, and checking IVs and other medications prepared by technicians

  • Assess need for non-formulary items ordered according to department policy, and initiates contact with prescribing physician for substitute

  • Verify physicians’ orders for proper dose, regimen, allergies, potential drug-drug interactions/incompatibilities, adverse drug reactions and monitors lab data on all patients before dispensing medication. Utilizes appropriate communication log to notify physician/nurse of potential problem

  • Verify all narcotic orders are received, maintains perpetual inventory log, performs weekly C-II inventory and monthly controlled drug inventory and ensures all forms are completed and filed appropriately

  • Advise other health care professionals on drug interactions, incompatibilities, side effects, and proper administration of medications

  • Actively participate in department programs and projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pharm D degree and completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy residency plus 3 years of relevant experience. If no residency training, 5 years of post-graduate inpatient hospital experience in a clinical setting with experience in decentralized services. Board Certification or acquisition of Board Certification in next 2 years is desired.

  • Maintains Pharmacist licensure as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Work requires the ability to counsel and educate patients and their families, communicate effectively with physicians and other health care professionals, assign and follow-up on the work of other employees, or performs other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill.

  • Work requires competency in providing direct patient care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult and geriatric patients

Position Highlights and Benefits

  • Full time salaried at 40 hours per week.

  • primarily days with some evening coverage rotation

  • Great Benefits and Health Insurance Coverage—starting Day One!

Ministry/Facility Information

Mercy Medical Center has established itself as one of the leading providers of health care services in Western Massachusetts. Mercy Medical Center is a 182-bed acute care hospital in Springfield. Other facilities include Mercy's Rehabilitation Hospital, a comprehensive hospital-based rehabilitation center on the campus of Mercy Medical Center and Brightside for Families and Children, an outpatient service offering counseling and family support programs.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran

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