Pharmacy Clinical Specialist-Internal Medicine

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Posted: November 04, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00035-39153
Chippenham Hospital , a 466-bed acute care facility, is located on the Southside of Richmond, a short drive from the beautiful, outdoor Stony Point Fashion Park, offering an abundance of shops, restaurants, and even a dine-in movie theater. Chippenham Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63 rd on Fortune's 100 , and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

The Joint Commission awarded Chippenham Hospital the Gold Seal of Approval and named us a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for advanced primary stroke, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, perinatal care, hip and knee replacement and surgical care. We are also a Certified Chest Pain Center and a Level II Trauma Center, which means we provide fast, skilled care in life's most difficult moments.
Primary Function:
  1. Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system
  2. Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals
  3. Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose
  4. Applies approved protocols and suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication alternatives to medical staff
  5. Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection
  6. Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients
  7. Assist with clinical services such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by Pharmacy Leadership.
  8. Assist with the antimicrobial management and other clinical programs
  9. Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. Responsible for mentoring and education as well as ongoing analysis of interventions to
  10. Support and participate in the goals of the organization's quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication related initiatives.
  11. Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions
  12. Participate in the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, and technicians
  13. Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility
  14. Has knowledge of the patient population they serve and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients
  15. Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems
  16. Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team
  17. Compliant with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
  18. Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions.
  19. Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned
  20. Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALS current certification as appropriate.
  21. Maintain and audit appropriate controlled substance records
  22. Comply with all regulatory standards
  23. Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency
  24. Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively
  25. Act as supervisor in charge as assigned
  26. Participate in the continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operational/clinical)
  27. Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs
  28. Perform other duties as assigned
  29. Practice and adhere to the " Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"


Education: B.S. or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
Licensure: Current Licensed Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Virginia in good standing
Certification: BLS
Experience: Minimum of one year of hospital experience is preferred. Completion of all hospital specific competencies for Clinical Pharmacist

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