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Pharmacist Program Analyst Atrium Health Pharmacy Services FT

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 110368
Job Family: Pharmacy Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 51011028339608-Pharmacy Procurement

Overview

Job Summary

FT M – F: 0800 – 1630 (primary); variable hours dictated by need.  Airport Center Location.

Enhances the delivery of evidence-based medicine to patients of the organization through designing, implementing and monitoring medication use systems and programs. Assists with the strategic planning and implementation of pharmacy initiatives for the Division of Pharmacy and serves as a subject matter expert.   Additional responsibilities include education of healthcare professionals, representation on medical center committees, and collaboration on department and interdisciplinary initiatives. 

Essential Functions

  • Serves as professional resource to service areas, internal customers of organization (e.g. pharmacists, nurses, physicians) and external customers (patients & families). 
  • Participates collegially with members of the department of pharmacy and other internal customers to ensure pharmacy representation in the development of medication use management programs including clinical guideline development, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.
  • Develops, organizes, implements, and evaluates educational and development programs for medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff members, including precepting and mentoring pharmacy students and residents, to promote optimal medication utilization, positive patient outcomes and cost containment initiatives. 
  • Supports team leader in executing initiatives to meet the needs/goals of the division.  
  • Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities.
  • Provides accurate teammate communication as needed for appropriate projects, implementations, or initiatives. 
  • Collaborates with pharmacy leaders to manage the formulary and the medication-use process. 
  • Identifies opportunities for stewardship of high cost or high use medications in area of practice to limit waste, generate revenue, or reduce overall cost of care, executes approved action plans and continuously tracks progress of stewardship initiatives. 
  • Collaborates with other healthcare providers to support the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, associated subcommittees, and/or other pharmacy committees by assisting with communication and enforcement of formulary items, completion of formulary addition requests, development of drug monographs/class reviews/order sets, or other tasks as required. 
  • Performs quality assurance and performance improvement of the medication use system as appropriate.   
  • Mentors, trains, and assists with the performance evaluation of other teammates as assigned.  
  • Updates knowledge and skills of self and other health care professionals to maintain, improve and document competency. 

Physical Requirements

  • Requires considerable walking, standing, pushing mobile cart of 50 pounds maximum and lifting 25 pounds of material. 
  • May be required to frequently stretch, bend, squat, or kneel to perform job. 
  • Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to hazardous agents. 
  • Takes necessary precautions to avoid inadvertent needle sticks, minor cuts or bruises. 
  • Exposed to various conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature and humidity. 
  • Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and data entry into the computer and automated dispensing machines. 
  • Must have use of both hands, be able to see clearly and read small type such as that on unit-dose medication packages and syringes. 
  • Must be able to speak and be understood by others to communicate effectively. 
  • Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate background noises. 

Involves rotating shifts. 

Protected Health Information 

  • Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job. 
  • Will share information only on a need-to-know basis for work purposes. 
  • Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and job responsibility within the organization. Computerized access to PHI for this job has been determined as described above and is controlled via user ID and password. 

 

Machines, Tools, and Equipment 

  • Requires operating computers and computer software, printers, calculators, fax machines, compounding equipment, laminar flow hood, pre-packing machines, automated dispensing equipment.
  • Additional equipment use required based on area of practice.  

Minimum Requirements 

Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or a Pharm D. from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy required or an FPGEC certificate from NABP. Advanced business degree and completion of Pharmacy residency training or equivalent experience or board certification in area of practice preferred. Licensed in the state of practice or eligible for reciprocity required. 2 - 4 years' acute care pharmacy (clinical, operations, or supply chain) experience preferred. Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality of patient care required.  Exhibit excellent customer service skills and a strong focus on medication sourcing needs. Demonstrate strong interpersonal, decision-making, problem-solving, and supervisory abilities. Display a positive attitude and unwavering commitment to teamwork in a healthcare setting.