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Cardiology Support Clinical Pharmacist Carolina's Medical Center FT

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 95568
Job Family: Pharmacy Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Rotating
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005039605-Pharmacy

Overview

Job Summary

Primarily 1st shift with 3-4 evening per month required. Will work every 4th weekend

Responsible for participating in academic rounds and making recommendations and interventions to multidisciplinary teams in the CVICU, CTICU, and general cardiology rounding teams on a rotating basis when assigned. Responsible for daily rounds, consults, secure chats with nursing, and limited order verification. During evening shifts, responsibilities would include pharmacy to manage consults, medication reconciliation activities, triaging clinical and operational drug information problems/questions, and minimal order verification

Oversees the provision of safe and effective medication therapies through collaboration with the patient’s care team. Reviews physician orders for drug therapy and monitors this therapy for drug choice, dosage, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and formulary adherence. Serves as a drug information resource to nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers.



Essential Functions

  • Retrieves and evaluates relevant biomedical literature, formulates an appropriate response, and provides concise and timely response to drug information requests.
  • Uses effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers, including information on medication therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling, and medication administration.
  • Provides accurate shift to shift communication regarding unresolved situations requiring future action.
  • Collects information needed to design medication therapy regimens and determine the presence of medication related problems with current therapies.
  • Designs, recommends, monitors, and evaluates patient specific pharmacotherapeutic regimens. Implements recommendations effectively and utilizes the existing clinical intervention policies and procedures and documents in the medical record using the appropriate format.
  • Participates in the management of medical emergencies.
  • Precepts pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
  • Prepares and dispenses medications in accordance with best practice, policies and state and federal regulations. Manages medication therapies using clinical guidelines.
  • Checks the accuracy of the work of pharmacy support team members or others in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. li>

Physical Requirements
Works primarily in the pharmacy. Delivers medications to nursing units. 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.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or a Pharm D. from an accredited school of pharmacy required. Licensed in the state of North Carolina or eligible for reciprocity required. PGY1 residency experience , PGY2 in cardiology strongly preferred. If no PGY2 experience, at least 2 years experience in a cardiology clinical pharmacy setting preferred. Previous hospital pharmacy experience is 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. 

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