Clinical Pharmacist, Home Infusion

NEW HAVEN, CT
Jun 16, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The clinical pharmacist will be responsible for provision of all facets of pharmaceutical care related to intravenous homecare patients. The clinical pharmacist supports the vision, mission, and goals of YNHHS and the Department of Pharmacy and demonstrates competency in all basic clinical pharmacist skills.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Safely and correctly compound sterile medications and infusions for the home, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and physician/clinic environments.
  • 2. Initiate infusion therapies with successful on-going evaluation of care and completion of required documentation relative to processing therapies, both fiscal and legal.
  • 3. Responsible for understanding of, compliance with and participation in Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and accreditation guidelines ensuring achievement of excellence in quality patient care.
  • 4. Assist with the referral process including but not limited to: provision of medical information to patients and caregivers relative to home infusion therapy; assistance in the teaching of patients prior to discharge to home; and coordination of deliveries with nursing and support services.
  • 5. Be actively involved in the education and inservicing of licensed health care professionals who perform services relative to the therapies provided by the home infusion center.
  • 6. Maintain working knowledge of all equipment and supplies necessary to administer therapies in the home or outpatient setting.
  • 7. Responsible for knowing and adhering to all home infusion pharmacy Policy and Procedures.
  • 8. Participate in inventory control, ordering, warehouse organization, packing/shipping, equipment maintenance and hazardous waste control.
  • 9. Responsible for emergency on-call duties on weekends and weeknights as required by center scheduling.
  • 10. Learn and utilize all computer programs necessary for the successful review, authorization, preparation, dispensing and management of home infusion pharmacy patients.
  • 11. Remain familiar with literature, references and resources for therapies and care of patients serviced by the home infusion center.
  • 12. Maintains the confidentiality of patients and their personal information at all times.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or equivalent required.


EXPERIENCE


Three years of relevant pharmacy experience. Completion of an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program, and if available, a PGY2 program in an area relevant to the position are strongly preferred and may completely or partially fulfill the above experience requirements.


LICENSURE


Eligibility for pharmacist licensure in the state(s) as determined by the scope of the position is required. Board certification is preferred if certification relevant to the position is available.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Strong project management and problem-solving skills desired. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate work between diverse groups are essential. Knowledge of health information technology pertinent to medication use is preferred.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Travel may be required.


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Job Info

Job: 18449

Department: MCP Home Infusion Pharmacy
Category: PHARMACY
Sub Category: PHARMACIST
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40

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