Trinity Health LUHS_PHARMACIST CLINICAL_2709 in Maywood, Illinois

Clinical Pharmacists provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to designated service areas or patient populations to achieve optimal patient outcomes and safety. They function as members of multidisciplinary teams to improve medication therapy management. These positions act as drug information resources and their responsibilities include age-specific and/or disease specific consultative medication therapy evaluation, education, research and participation in quality improvement activities.

Position Responsibilities:

1 Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary team to maximize safety, efficacy and cost effectiveness of drug therapy. 1) Promote the development of critical thinking skills used to create a pharmacotherapeutic plan. 2) Collect and evaluate diagnostic, laboratory, interventional and pharmacotherapeutic data for each patient and apply it to pharmacotherapy decision-making. 3) Assess each medication for appropriate indication, dose, route, side effects and necessary monitoring parameters. Identify any drug related problems and develop management strategies. 4) Provide pharmacotherapy recommendations to optimize patient care. 5) Assist in the identification, evaluation and reporting of adverse drug events. 6) Provide pharmacokinetic consultations. 7) Interview patients to obtain a complete pharmacotherapy history, including verifying and documenting drug allergies. 8) Assist in identifying patient-provided or other medication not provided by the institution. 9) Document interventions made so that trends and issues can be evaluated. 10) Follow-up on outpatient issues, as appropriate.

2 . Serve as an expert drug information resource for patients, their families, physicians, nurses and other healthcare personnel to improve their knowledge base and understanding regarding pharmaceutical products, their actions and appropriate use in the age-specific populations designated. 1) Provide timely and accurate information and education to patients, their families and medical staff. 2) Participate in continuing education programs to maintain up to date skills and knowledge and maintain licensure. 3) Provide inservices and/or formal lectures for Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Staff to improve and maintain critical skills. 4) Assist in the development of drug monographs for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, if pertinent to the area.

  1. Act as a liaison for the Pharmacy Department to optimize patient care, improve efficiency and provide cost-effective pharmaceutical care. 1) Assist service area with appropriate medication evaluation and promotion of safe, effective and cost-conscious drug therapy. 2) Effectively communicate (written and verbal) with all members of the healthcare team, patients and their families. 3) Participate in protocol development to assist in streamlining drug therapy, with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine. 4) Communicate with service area regarding issues of drug procurement and develop alternative strategies in times of shortage. 5) Participate as members of hospital committees charged with service area and pharmacy issues. 6) Act as pharmacy liaison for appropriate training initiatives.

  2. Develop and implement new clinical pharmacy services to provide high quality medical care while minimizing cost. 1) Evaluate implemented drug therapies for safety, efficacy, adherence, monetary impact and objective attainment through Medication Usage Evaluations and present results to the appropriate committees. 2) Develop strategies to accomplish short and long-term goals set by the institution, service area and pharmacy department. 3) Participate in Quality Improvement activities of the institution, service area and pharmacy department.

  3. Act as a preceptor for pharmacy students and/or residents and provide a comprehensive educational experience. 1) Provide students/residents from affiliated colleges of pharmacy and education experience that facilitates pharmacotherapeutic understanding and development of critical thinking skills in their service area. 2) Evaluate performance throughout the rotations based on participation on rounds, preceptor discussions, projects and presentation. 3) Attend university-sponsored preceptor training sessions, as required.

  4. Participate in institutional research to enhance the pharmaceutical care of patients. 1)Develop, evaluate or participate in medical center research in the designated service area. 2) Participate in professional organizations, meetings, aad/or interest groups to maintain knowledge and awareness of research in the designated area.

  5. Perform medication order verification in service area assigned.

Complexity Factor: D Work consists of varying assignments within a functional area or field of work. Factors to be considered involve the assessment of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and interpretation of incomplete or conflicting data. (Ex. Manager, Associate Director, Nurse Manager, Sr. Accountant, Systems Analyst) Impact Factor: J Moderate impact on the progress and resources of multiple Loyola areas. Errors have potential for having a critical long-lasting or permanent impact on the health, life or well-being of students or patients. Freedom of Action: General administrative policies exist, but employee is required to use expertise & judgment to meet objectives.

Safety Accountabilities: Loyola is committed to providing care that is safe. It is expected that all Loyola employees will perform their job function in a professional and competent manner that constantly seeks to reduce the risk of harm to patients, families and co-workers. Quality Improvement Accountabilities: Loyola is committed to the continuous improvement of the services it provides to its patients and their families. All Loyola employees are expected to participate in quality improvement activities.

Magis & Service Excellence Accountabilities: Responsible for consistently demonstrating our Magis values of Care, Concern, Respect and Cooperation through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to prevent and solve problems and to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a safe environment. Responsible for developing and maintaining an environment of service excellence as outlined in the Service Excellence standards.

Patient Population Specific Competencies: Demonstrates the skills and knowledge necessary to provide appropriate care to the patient populations served by the specific unit to which the incumbent is assigned. Must be able to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirement relative to population specific needs. The primary patient population for the unit is (ie clinical, disease, culture, special needs, etc.)

Position Requirements:

Minimum Education: Required: Bachelors Degree

Preferred: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Specify Degree(s): Pharmacy Residency:

Pharmacy Practice - General (Preferred), Residency - Specialty(Preferred)

Minimum Experience: Required: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Preferred: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience

Licensure/Certifications: Required: Registered Pharmacist

Preferred: ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support Certified) Board Certified in Specialty Area CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

Computer Skills: Required: Basic Keyboarding Skills Microsoft Excel Microsoft Power Point Microsoft Word Preferred:

EPIC Ability to analyze and interpret data

Ability to communicate verbally

Ability to compile complex reports and develop presentations

Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people

Ability to deal with stressful situations

Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner

Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures

Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks

Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to organize workflow

Ability to plan, coordinate and develop multiple projects Ability to work as an effective team member.


Job Number: 00116129

Location: Maywood, IL

Organization Name: Loyola University Medical Center

Facility: LUHS-Loyola University Medical Center

Employment Type: Full time

Hours: 40