Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist-Senior Focused Care- Life Geisinger Lewistown
Location: Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-32488
The ambulatory clinical pharmacist is responsible for assuring the provision of safe, efficacious, cost-effective, and high-quality medication therapy disease management to patients in the ambulatory setting. The pharmacist is embedded within a multidisciplinary clinical team, works under a collaborative practice agreement with the physician(s), and provides direct patient care, via either in-person or telephone interventions. The pharmacist will consult with the patient and physician(s) to identify, resolve and prevent medication related problems, as well as establish mutually agreed upon treatment goals. The pharmacist assesses each of the patient's medications for indication, effectiveness, safety, tolerability, and adherence issues and provides care in a way that maximizes patient satisfaction. The pharmacist will titrate/manage/monitor the patient's medication therapy to optimize clinical outcomes and will identify and address gaps in care.
Assumes responsibility for the delivery of high-quality medication disease management services for the specific patient care area in which the pharmacist is assigned.
Demonstrates proficiency in medication and disease management, as well as a thorough understanding of the medications, clinical conditions, and current treatment guidelines for the conditions in their assigned clinical areas.
Gathers appropriate clinical, imaging, and laboratory data necessary to make appropriate decisions on the management of the patient's medication therapy and related diseases and conditions.
Assesses patient's medication therapy regimen for appropriateness, effectiveness, tolerability, safety, and potential for adverse events.
Make clinically appropriate changes to regimen which will maximize effectiveness and patient satisfaction, while working to minimize potential for both acute and chronic complications Provides in-services, in-depth drug information, and other educational and informational materials to members of the medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals.
Provides patient with appropriate educational materials and information in order help them understand and actively participate in their care.
Provides appropriate documentation of each encounter in the electronic health record and conveys that information to the referring physician and next provider of care as appropriate.
Attends, participates, and upon request, presents at department educational programs.
Teaches and trains pharmacy interns, pharmacy residents, students, pharmacy technicians and new pharmacists, regarding information in all appropriate areas of pharmacy practice, policies, and procedures.
Assists the Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy leadership team in implementation of new clinical programs and sites including building and organization of the new program, education and certification of all staff members Coordinates and supervises work-place activities and resources; promotes professional competence; assures that services rendered, and work performed are in accordance with departmental standards, state and federal regulations, and billed appropriately.
Advises, assists, and supervises the work of clinic assistants and pharmacy interns; assumes final responsibility for accuracy of their work.
Works with facility, medical and nursing staff, support staff, and clinic and region administration where necessary to resolve issues, incorporate clinic services seamlessly into site workflow, and to continually demonstrate the value of the ambulatory clinical pharmacy program.
Assists with the review and revision of departmental policies and procedures, as requested.
Applies departmental policies and procedures to complex situations and identifies areas for which policies and procedures need to be developed, improved, or revised.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Bachelor's Degree-Pharmacy (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Pharmacist (Pennsylvania) - State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.