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Pharmacy Coordinator - Behavioral Health

Job ID: R-28181 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Pharmacist Coordinator provides comprehensive collaborative pharmaceutical care for patients. This consists of ensuring drug therapy that results in safe, effective, and cost-conscious use of pharmaceuticals. Must demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary communication and exhibit strong educational and precepting skills. This also includes education of healthcare professionals, guideline and protocol development, and implementation and analysis of data and outcomes. Through these activities, this position will support and expand clinical pharmacists’ ability to perform daily monitoring of specific patients or regimens in relation to clinical area of expertise.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates on the multidisciplinary team by consistently attending patient care rounds and providing patient – focused pharmaceutical care by assessing and monitoring drug therapy to ensure safe and cost – conscious treatment regimens.
  • Actively supports department staffing needs by flexing to other areas or alternative scheduling in order to assist in coverage of supplemental shifts when primary team is in need.
  • Assures timely medication order processing by participating in order entry, order verification and reviewing medication orders for timely resolution of problem orders.
  • Continually reports medication incidents and adverse drug reactions in Patient Safety Net (PSN) and participates in medication incident review, peer review, or other activities to establish safe medication systems.
  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness in leading the unit/team towards it goals and inspires a spirit of intra-team and inter-team cooperation.
  • Identifies opportunities and needs for new or enhanced pharmacy services to support the mission of the organization and leads organizational and departmental performance improvement efforts to strengthen existing systems, processes, policies and procedures by introducing new ideas that lead to improved pharmaceutical care in clinical areas and in the pharmacy department as a whole.
  • Identifies personal professional development needs and maintains a plan for continued growth.
  • Maintains focus on all key stakeholders and supports the unit/team ability to deliver on all valid stakeholder expectations.
  • Participates in projects resulting in contributions to pharmacy department, external publication and/or poster presentation for a local, regional, or national pharmacy association meeting.
  • Shares pharmaceutical expertise by coordinating and providing educational presentations or in-services for pharmacy and non-pharmacy staff. Demonstrates excellence in personnel management by identifying strengths of team members and assisting employees in leveraging those strengths in their work.
  • Supports pharmacy residency programs, clerkship students and interns by precepting organized rotations, providing timely and constructive feedback, participating in training and orientation, providing mentor-ship, and collaborating on presentations and projects.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and/or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note:  These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.  Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.  Other duties may be assigned as required.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Graduate of a Bachelors or Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy required
  • Pharmacist licensure in state of primary practice site required within the first 120 days from start date
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program
  • OR
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program and 2 years of practice experience in area of focus.
  • OR

  • 3 years of practice experience in area of focus.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in Pharmacy Administration, Health Administration or Business Administration                       

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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