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Cardinal Health Clinical Operations Pharmacist in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.

With over 45 years of experience in helping hundreds of hospital and outpatient pharmacies, we provide access to best practice strategies and tactics to control costs, improve workflow and enhancesafety. CardinalHealth Innovative Delivery Solutions is one of the largest employers of acute-care pharmacist in the UnitedStates. CardinalHealth is the employer of choice for pharmacists because we offer a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy leadership, clinical specialties, remote order entry, business management, medication therapy management and more.

This position reports to the System Clinical Director of Pharmacy and/or Health System Director of Pharmacy or their designee. The Clinical Operations Pharmacist will provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients at their designated facilities (MA Houses of Corrections, multiple sites throughout Commonwealth of Massachusetts). The Clinical Pharmacist will be traveling from site to site as many as 2-3 days per week. The primary objective of this position is to collaborate with site staff, review and interpret physician orders, support the onsite pharmacy technicians if applicable, and coordinate with the Pharmacy Distribution Center for assigned site medication needs in collaboration with System Clinical and Health System Directors of Pharmacy.

Accountabilities

  • Serve as a reliable drug information resource to interpret medication therapy for clinical appropriateness and safety including, but not limited to, treatment indication, dosing, duration of therapy, drug-drug/drug-disease/drug-food interactions, adverse effects, therapeutic duplication, therapeutic alternatives, medication compliance, etc.
  • Collaborate effectively with numerous healthcare disciplines and on-site pharmacy colleagues during the provision of pharmaceutical care.
  • Provides drug information to physicians, nurses, patients and other health care professionals.
  • Maintain excellent communication with assigned sites and use strong customer service focus to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Document patient clinical and cost-savings interventions related to drug therapy according to the goals of the health system as directed.
  • Send recurring weekly, monthly, and quarterly deliverable documents and updates on activities to the System Clinical Pharmacy Director.
  • Facilitate availability of first doses and specialty items; maintains adequate medication supplies, and accurately dispense medications when necessary.
  • Review medication orders for therapeutic appropriateness; Reviews transcription of medication orders.
  • Participate actively in facility and interdisciplinary committees, departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs to improve patient care, medication safety, and regulatory compliance, including a leadership role in the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, if applicable.
  • Deliver direct patient care and medication management services throughout the care continuum.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary care rounds to assist in the creation and modification of pharmacotherapy treatment and monitoring plans.
  • Report medication errors and observe for adverse drug reactions; document and communicate all medication incidents as directed.
  • Educate healthcare professionals and patients on pharmacotherapy-related topics to promote evidence-based, patient-centered, cost-effective, and safe utilization of medications.
  • Participate in scholarly activities, site-specific medication projects and performance improvement, medication use evaluations, and financial initiatives to contribute to the advancement of pharmacy practice.
  • Meet or exceed all accreditation body and regulatory agency standards related to pharmacy.
  • Maintain and enforce the documentation and security of narcotic medications and make recommendations on best practices according toregulatoryagency requirements..
  • Complete quarterly unit inspections, and controlled substance record audits and return documents to the QA team.
  • Demonstrate competency in automated dispensing equipment and adhere to established processes and procedures.
  • Completes and maintains all required training and education per department requirements in a timely manner (e.g., mySpark, Continuing Education).
  • Adheres to site specific and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk. management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations
  • Provide pharmacokinetic monitoring of patients receiving specific drugs and monitor lab values when availableMaintains safety-integrity-professionalism at all times to include appropriate communication with coworkers.
  • Check unit dose medication for appropriate drug, dose, quantity, and packaging integrity.
  • Precept PGY1 Pharmacy Residents and Pharmacy Students from local colleges of pharmacy when appropriate.
  • Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work assignments.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication.
  • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel.
  • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well organized; Keeps pharmacy equipment clean.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Willing to modify work schedule to accommodate staffing needs of facility.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of accredited School of Pharmacy; Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy degree required.
  • Must be a “good standing” licensed Pharmacist in the state ofMassachusetts.
  • Ability to travel to the required locations for patient care responsibilities.
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a clinical acute care setting, preferred.
  • Board certification in a specific discipline, preferred.
  • Experience with the medication formulary process and assessment of appropriate medication use (i.e., P&T, MUEs, etc.).
  • Experience in pediatric or mental health environments preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding pharmacy practice and protected health information.
  • Understanding of institutional policies/procedures including standard precautions and infection control and prevention.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth of Massachusetts pharmacy law when ordering and handling medications.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all policies and procedures related to purchasing operations.
  • Effective inter-professional and intra-professional communication skills and ability to work in collaborative environments.
  • Time management skills and ability to effectively handle concomitant responsibilities.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Computer savvy to learn and perform successful operation of multiple pharmacy information systems.

A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes:

  • 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine
  • 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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