▪Initiate and develop comprehensive medication management services within the primary care setting.
▪Serve as a key member of in the interdisciplinary patient care team, collaborating with patients, family members, and health care professionals to provide a model of care that ensures the delivery of quality, efficient and cost-effective healthcare.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
▪Manages individual patients and patient populations that have complex and/or multiple medication care needs for acute and chronic disease states.
▪Develops, documents, and executes therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective and most economical medication treatments as per protocol.
▪Reviews medications of discharged patients from local hospitals or skilled nursing facilities to ensure safety of high-risk populations.
▪Evaluates and documents patients and care givers ability to understand medications. Provides patients and/or families with focused teaching on safe and effective use of prescribed medications.
▪Consults with medical providers on optimal drug therapy and drug therapy management.
▪Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication and drug interactions.
▪Participates in the training of students and interns.
▪Serves as a preceptor for Pharmacy Students.
▪Provides immunizations if needed.
▪Identifies, prevents, and resolves drug related problems including adverse drug reactions that could lead to adverse outcomes.
▪Interacts with all health care professionals across the continuum of care to ensure an accurate medication reconciliation is performed. This may include interacting with ED providers, nurses, inpatient pharmacists, hospitalists, outpatient pharmacists, PCP’s and other health care providers.
▪Documents all activities in the medical record in accordance with Northern Light standards.
▪Complies with standards set forth by Northern Light and other regulatory bodies.
▪Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon the attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork.
▪Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
▪Education, License, and Experience:
-Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy
-Completion of PGY1 Residency Program; PGY2 Residency Program or Board Certification with 3+ years of experience, preferred or 5+ years of clinical experience.
-Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Maine, with license in good standing to practice pharmacy and administer drugs and vaccines.
-MTM certification preferred.
-Will have up-to-date training and certification in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support issued by American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or American Health & Safety Institute.Must obtain within 3 months if not current at hire.
-Professional, ethical, mature, caring manner and attitude.
-High self-esteem and self-confidence.
-Customer focused interpersonal skills to interact in an effective manner with members of the patient care team.
-Ability to work autonomously and be directly accountable for their own practice.
-Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
-Ability to work independently.
-Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal sensitively with patients’ needs.
-Ability to accommodate scheduled and unscheduled work schedule changes.
-Ability to exercise sound professional judgement, set priorities, makes critical decisions, and responds quickly to emergency requests.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
-Ability to work with computers (mainframe & personal) and software (spreadsheet, word processing, database, electronic health record).
-Ability to operate machine, tools, and work-aids of the department.
-Ability to adapt to a changing work environment.
-Normally an eight hour shift, from forty to forty-four hours per week.
-Rotates to different division work sites as required.
-Periodic extra time required.
-Periodic callback may be required.
-Sitting – 3-8 hours per day.
-Standing and Walking – 3-8 hours per day.
-Lifting – moderate lifting of 10lb to 50lb with good body mechanics.
-Twisting – 1-120 twists per day.
-Bending – 1-20 bends per day.
-Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting boxes, manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
-Wrist Position – Moderate deviation of the wrist.
-Pinching or Grasping – moderate to frequent (121-480 pinches per day).
-Hand/Wrist Repetitions – moderate to frequent (961-2280 per day). Must be able to perform repetitive hand motion.
-Manual Dexterity – frequent fine motor movement.
-Vision- must be correctable to 20/20
-Visual Color Discrimination – requires discriminating between red, green, and white.
-Hearing – must be in normal range for telephone contacts.
-Speech – frequent clear speaking ability required.
-Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a medical practice setting.
-Frequent exposure to stressful, crowded working conditions.
-Frequent exposure to steady equipment and personnel noise, generally below 85db.
-Normal pharmaceutical environment.
-Involves frequent contact with staff, patients, and the public. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with people who are angry or upset.
The job elements outlined above reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to describe the principal functions of this position and shall not be considered as a complete detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in this position.
Equal Opportunity EmploymentWe are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status