Clinical Staff Pharmacist

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 enhance safety.  Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions is one of the largest employers of acute-care pharmacist in the United States.  Cardinal Health 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 is a Clinical Pharmacist position.  This position is in a hospital Pharmacy managed by Cardinal Health.  Full time. The schedule will rotate day/evening shifts as well as rotating weekends.  Benefits start on day one of employment. 

Accountabilities:

  • Provide Psychopharmacology consultation and other clinical consultation to patient, nurse and physician.
  • Clinical service includes consult patient on smoking cessation, therapeutic interchange, ordering labs, monitor patient on Detox protocol, etc.
  • Interprets medical orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately.  Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles.
  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
  • Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law.
  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug and dose.
  • Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per organizational protocol.
  • Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed.
  • Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately.
  • Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Sustains the formulary by minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners.  Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed.
  • Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff.
  • Provides drug information to patients and their families.
  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
  • Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.  Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  • Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in pharmacy required PharmD preferred
  • 3+ years related pharmacy experience
  • Currently licensed to practice pharmacy in State of opening or eligible to reciprocate
  • Previous working experience in psychiatry hospital preferred.  BCPP preferred
  • In-patient hospital pharmacy experience is required
  • Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reach, lifting and holding of small objects.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts or overtime as needed.
  • Computer savvy to learn and perform successful operation of multiple pharmacy information systems.
  • Ability to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation.