Demonstrate ability to review and verify medication orders to assure appropriateness utilizing clinical information in the electronic medical record. Prioritizes medication orders based on acuity and order status (i.e. STAT, NOW, routine).
Provide appropriate patient specific medication recommendations that ensure safety, efficacy, and cost effectiveness.
Assist in education and training of pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians, and residents.
Serve as a resource for the pharmacy team, nursing, and prescribers for questions/issues related to pharmacotherapy; analyze literature to support usage and contact prescribers as needed.
Compound and dispense pharmaceutical preparations which includes, but are not limited to compounded sterile products (IV solutions, injectable medications, and irrigation solutions), oral products (solutions, suspensions), and topical preparations (ointments, creams).
- Clinical activities (required for accreditation)
- Initial and follow up calls for every specialty prescriptions
- Review patient charts to evaluate dosing, alternative medications, and potential drug-drug interactions
- Monitor and intervene (counseling, side effect management, etc) for patients with adherence concerns
- Serve as resource to answer medication or disease state questions for patients and providers
- Document all clinical activities in Therigy software and Cerner PowerChart.
- Search and provide published literature for the physician and Patient Medication Liaison (PML) to support appropriate reversal of payor denials
- Implement necessary clinical policies and procedures for URAC accreditation
- Develop program to educate providers and the specialty team of FDA approvals (or pending approvals) of specialty medications. Stay abreast of medication pipeline and how new medications could impact future health outcomes
- Review prescriptions and medication dispensing as needed/assigned